25 Nov 2002

Shot Solomons Government advisor flown to Cairns

6:40 pm on 25 November 2002

A special advisor to the Solomon Islands prime minister who was shot and wounded has been flown to Australia for further medical treatment.

Police say Robert Goh who is a Honiara businessman was shot as he was driving out of his residence on Saturday night.

Mr Goh was reportedly hit in the stomach and received treatment in the National Referral Hospital before being flown in a charteted plane to Cairns yesterday afternnoon.

Police are investigating the shooting.

It is not known who targeted Mr Goh nor what the motive of the attack was.

The government has not commented on the incident.

Mr Goh was appointed advisor to the Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemikeza, earlier this year and heads up a think tank which operates from the Office of the Prime Minister.