The National, Thursday July 4th, 2013
WEST Sepik Governor Amkat Mai has condemned the killings of four Chinese nationals at Koki, in Port Moresby, last Monday.
Mai described the killing as an animalistic act and the work of people with sick brains.
He called on police in the National Capital District to investigate the killings properly and take the perpetrators to court.
He said the Chinese people were the most honest and humble investors in Papua New Guinea from copra plantation days through to colonial administration and the pre-independence period.
“Most of them conduct trade store businesses, sometimes under harsh business climate, to serve our rural population and they deserve to be respected and left alone to run their business,” he said.
Mai said he came from the border province of West Sepik and his aim was to establish economic, social and good political relations with Asian nations.
He said he had established dialogue with some Asian embassies and high commissions in Port Moresby and “learning of the brutal killings of these four Chinese is very sad case”.
Mai sent the condolences of his people of West Sepik to the families of the murdered victims.