Two high profile assassination attempts
There have been two high profile assassination attempts in Port Moresby over the past few weeks.
First, Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek, was left for dead in his Nissan Patrol late in the evening on the 10th of December.
Then prominent business man, Jason Tan, was shot outside his home at 3.30pm on the 2nd of January.
These shootings confirm what most Papua New Guinean’s already know – Port Moresby can be a dangerous place and illegal firearms are far too prevalent.
But the two assassination attempts also underline the endemic corruption that plagues PNG and the grave problems the new multi million dollar liquified natural gas projects will face – and almost inevitably make worse.