4 Jan 2010

Two Chinese men charged for shooting PNG businessman

6:02 pm on 4 January 2010

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two Chinese nationals with attempted murder after wounding a prominent local businessman in a shooting attack at his Port Moresby home.

They say the two men, who are in their 30s, were caught in possession of semi-automatic weapons.

No motive for the assassination attempts was given but the National Capital District commander has told the Post Courier newspaper that the incident confirms that Asian triad gangs operate in the city.

The shooting victim has been transferred to Australia to be treated for a bullet wound to his hand.

The attack comes just weeks after Port Moresby was shocked by the shooting of the chief ombudsman, Chronox Manek.