Cross border poaching sparks PNG protest | Pacific Beat

Cross border poaching sparks PNG protest

Cross border poaching sparks PNG protest

Updated 15 February 2013, 10:09 AEDT

Papua New Guinea is to protest to Indonesia over what Port Moresby sees as a threat to its national security by Indonesian troops and civilians operating on the southern end of their border.

PNG has also moved to deploy Defence Force personnel to the border.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says Indonesian citizens and military are directly threatening PNG's national security and territorial integrity.

The Defence Minister Doctor Fabian Pok says the troops will lead an inter-government team comprising customs, quarantine, police and Foreign Affairs officials to investigate alleged illegal activities by Indonesian citizens on the PNG side of the border.

Presenter:Firmin Nanol

Speaker:Doctor Fabian Pok, Papua New Guinea Defence Minister

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