Life in PNG’s Mendi re­turn­ing to nor­mal, says MP

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News -

The MP for Mendi in Pa­pua New Guinea’s High­lands says life is slowly re­turn­ing to nor­mal af­ter re­cent elec­tion-re­lated un­rest. Un­rest and deadly vi­o­lence plagued Mendi and other parts of the South­ern High­lands in the past few months. Fight­ing be­tween sup­port­ers of ri­val can­di­dates has now be­gun to set­tle, but ten­sions re­main and the prov­ince’s pub­lic sec­tor has ef­fec­tively ground to a halt.

The newly elected MP Michael Nali said the un­rest had been stirred by dis­grun­tled peo­ple. “Those who have that kind of ide­ol­ogy have taken ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion and then cre­ated prob­lems and all that.”

Photo: Melvin Levongo

A peace­ful protest against on­go­ing un­rest in Mendi

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