PNG investigates claims of 'terrorist' links involving Australian family business
September 3, 2014 6:08 pm
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into allegations that businesses operating in PNG have links to international terrorism.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said the allegations are of a financial nature and don’t pose any threat to the people of Papua New Guinea.
But Australian authorities say they are unaware of any terrorist threats.
Mr O’Neill’s announcement followed a front page story in Papua New Guinea’s Post Courier newspaper, claiming an Australian family with links to terrorism is operating a business in PNG.
The paper didn’t identify the family, but said they had invested in logging, security services and agriculture in PNG.
The Post Courier cited “top secret documents” and “the intelligence community” as the source of the information about the alleged terrorist link.