Nationalpic by ANDREW ALPHONSE
More than 100 heavily armed police mobile squad units are providing security for the licence-based benefits sharing agreement (LBBSA) forums in the Southern Highlands province. Police personnel have been flown from Port Moresby to join the Tari’s MS09 unit, Laiagam-based MS12 unit and the Air Transport Wing (ATW) from police headquarters to provide security and contain any landowner-related incidents that might occur during the LBBSA forums that began with Hides PDL1 last Thursday. Police said they had not encountered any problems yet apart from few unhappy landowners trying to force their way into the LBBSA forums. Pictured are MS12 members from Laiagam and MS09 members from Tari providing security during a public forum in Tari last Friday.