4 Aug 2003

MP in Solomons calls for protection for rebel leader, Harold Keke

8:32 am on 4 August 2003

An MP in Solomon Islands has called on the Australian led intervention force to protect the Guadalcanal militant leader, Harold Keke, so that he can give evidence.

Keke gave an interview to the Australian SBS network last week and Alfred Sasako, the MP for East Kwaio, says in it he named some important people.

Mr Sasako says people will now be after Keke's head.

He says the ex militants from Malaita know that Harold Keke holds the key to some of the mysteries surrounding the uprising.