31 May 2005

PNG police want end of roadblock on south Bougainville

3:14 pm on 31 May 2005

Police in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville have called for the immediate removal of roadblocks in the South of the main island.

The local police commander, Assistant Commissioner Joseph Bemu, says the blockade set up by supporters of the separatist Meekamui movement are unnecessary and have nothing to with the election whose outcome will be known this week.

Mr Bemu says the action at Tabago and Laluai in the Kunou area are causing inconvenience to the travelling public.