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Papua New Guinea

2 August 2006

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Southern Highlands has more firearms than the Defence and the Police forces combined, Opposition leader Peter O'Neill said yesterday. Mr O'Neill told Parliament that most of these illegal firearms were intended for political purposes. And Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare said under the emergency powers, the Government will announce an amnesty for the surrender of weapons. Sir Michael said after the end of the amnesty, the security forces will conduct a special... (

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