Despite tensions, Lae crisis unlike Moresby: Wagambie

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The National,Thursday June 9th, 2016

LAE should be treated separately from Port Moresby despite tensions over claimed shooting of a University of PNG student yesterday, Metro Sup Anthony Wagambie Jr says.
Wagambie said police would patrol outside the campus to maintain security of the students, staff, guards and the public.
“What happened in Moresby should not happen here in Lae,” he said.
“Police will not be there to arrest or harm protesting students but to safeguard them.
“Students should not allow outsiders to get inside the campus to take the protest out of the campus.”
Wagambie said police would not enter the Unitech main campus unless and until requested by its administration.
“The police will make sure that no opportunists go to the students to force the protest.” Wagambie said public services should operate as usual throughout the day.
The highway patrol, mobile squad, Lae metro police and Morobe rural police are conducting a joint patrol in and around the city.
Lae Chamber of Commerce president Alan McLay said business houses in the city would be alert.