Prime Minister Peter O'Neill was today angered at reports of the murder of an Australian tourist in Mt Hagen on Monday morning.
Media reports said the Australian, who was identified, was shot dead at a friend’s home while his girl friend was pack raped.
“I condemn the killing of this tourist and the attack on his girlfriend. It is a cowardly act of animals. This kind of behaviour totally undermines our efforts to make our country a safe destination for investment and tourists,” the Prime Minister said.
He demanded Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga to do all that is necessary to bring those responsible to justice.
“Our community cannot be safe until we bring perpetrators of such heinous crimes to face the full force of the law.
“We cannot allow the entire nation to suffer because of the behaviour of one or two sick people,” Mr O’Neill said.