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Solomon Islands,Australia

24 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

Port Moresby — The Solomon Islands Opposition says a push by the prime minister to re-arm the nation's police force is premature and unwelcome. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare wants to re-arm police, starting with his personal body guards. The plan has drawn staunch resistance from the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), deployed to the country to restore law and order following years of ethnic tension. Opposition Leader Fred... (

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