POLICE will not hesitate to use force against anyone taking part in any Anti-Asian campaigns and riots, Madang provincial police commander Chief Insp Anthony Wagambie Jr said.
Chief Insp Wagambie issued this warning after receiving reports and notices of a planned public looting on all Asian shops if they (Asians) did not close down by Dec 31 and move out of the country.
Chief Insp Wagambie said police were aware of the threats and called on the public, especially those deciding to join in the planned attack to stop such actions or they would face the full force of law.
The planned looting is understood to have created some fear especially among some expatriate volunteers living and working in Madang.
Meanwhile, Chief Insp Wagambie said the two suspects who were arrested and charged over the assault and rape of one of the town’s renowned resident, are now locked up at Beon jail.
They appeared briefly before the Madang District Court and have since been remanded in custody.
He said police have not been able to make any further arrests although the identity of the other suspects involved are known as they have been moving about a lot.