20 Sep 2007

Bank chief bashed in home invasion in Majuro in Marshall Islands

3:25 pm on 20 September 2007

The president of the largest bank in the Marshall Islands has been assaulted in his home in the capital, Majuro.

Two Marshall Islands men broke into Patrick Chen's residence and attacked him and his house keeper, demanding money.

Mr Chen and the caretaker required treatment at Majuro Hospital's emergency room after the incident.

Wednesday's assault is the third aggressive home invasion in Majuro over the past year

Despite the assault, Mr Chen, a Taiwanese national who holds Marshall Islands citizenship, was upbeat, saying the assault will not discourage him from living in the rural area of Majuro where he has lived for 10 years.