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Life returning to normal, says MP

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The MP for Mendi in Papua New Guinea's Highlands said life was slowly returning to normal after recent election-related unrest.

Unrest and deadly violence plagued Mendi and other parts of Southern Highlands in the past few months. Fighting between supporters of rival candidates had now begun to settle, but tensions remained and the province's public sector had effectively grounded to a halt. The newly-elected MP, Michael Nali, said the unrest had been stirred by disgruntled people.

"Those who have that kind of ideology have taken advantage of the situation and then created problems and all that. But I think the politics part of things is now acceptable. The matter's before the courts. It's something for the court to investigate and rule on in a couple of months or so. "Things are slowly getting back to normal now."

Mr Nali said the local hospital was working again, shops and banking services resumed operations, and flights were arriving again in Mendi.








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