Chinese murders have Triad links, say police By JUNITA SOL（thenational.com.pg/053008/nation8.php）
THE double murder of two Chinese nationals has the hallmark of a Chinese Triad hit.Police have indicated the possibility of an organised Chinese crime syndicate being involved in the murders.“I think for whatever reason, the killings are a message to other Chinese nationals who have problems with the Chinese Triad,” assistant commissioner for crimes, Raphael Huafolo said.Triads are Chinese secret societies, many involved in criminal actitivities such as drug and human trafficking.Police are screening all possibilities in the investigation of the double murder of the Chinese man and woman that happened at Hohola 4 last weekend.Mr Huafolo said the case is still hot and the police are working hard to establish leads.“There were no witnesses for the murders, that is why police are screening everything thoroughly and working at establishing a lead,” Mr Huafolo said.He said at the moment, police were looking at all angles and were keeping an open mind because the method of the killings was different from common murder methods used by criminals in the country.Mr Huafolo said police were still in the process of collecting and assessing the circumstances surrounding the killings.He revealed they were close to establishing suspects and believes that they would solve the case eventually.Meanwhile, residents of the area where the murder took place claimed the victims were with their employees before they were killed.They said the people who are employed to bake scones and bread for the mini bakery do not reside in the vicinity.Spokesman John Kili, informed The National that the employees that worked at night were picked up and brought in and dropped off after they finished baking.He said during that night, nothing strange happened to alert anyone of what was happening at the victims’ premises.“No one heard any sound of distress or alarm coming from the house because there was so much noise coming from the crusade held at the oval a short distance from the bakery,” he said.Mr Kili said some neighbours noticed smoke fuming from the bakery around 10pm and ran into the premises as the gate was open where the bodies were found.He also said there were some kind of writing on the wall, where the man’s body was and another one on a cardboard.The message was not really clear but the phrase “have it, want to eat”was on the cardboard that was placed on the woman’s chest.
Tears at slain Chinese woman’s funeral， By MOHAMMAD BASHIR（www.thenational.com.pg/060508/nation40.php）
THE body of a Chinese national murdered at Hohola in Port Moresby 11 days ago was laid to rest in a traditional funeral on Tuesday.Family members and friends could not hold back their tears.The victim’s husband Chen Chang-ling broke down several times.Officials from the Chinese Embassy and members of the Chinese community were also present to pay their last respects.The woman and another Chinese national were found slashed to death in a mini-bakery in Hohola 4 on May 25.A police officer said the investigation was almost over and that three suspects had been identified so far.“We know their whereabouts and will make some arrests soon,” he told The National.The officer, who did not want to be identified, described as “baseless” claims that Chinese Triads were responsible for the murders.“There is no organised crime in this double murder. Whatever officers higher in the hierarchy have to say is none of my business but you have to view it with suspicion,” he said.Last week, assistant police commissioner Rapahel Huafolo said the killings had all the hallmarks of Chinese Triads.MrChan-ling expressed anger over the suggestion. It is understood that members of the PNG-Chinese Association were also shocked by Mr Huafolo’s comments.
Asians murdered By ALISON ANIS(thenational.com.pg/052608/nation1.php)
A MAN and woman, believed to be from China, were found dead inside a shop in Hohola, NCD, on Saturday night.NCD police believed the two were murdered. Their identity has not been made known.Eyewitnesses say cable cords and a trouser belt were tied firmly around their necks when they were found inside their mini bakery shop that night, indicating that they may have been strangled to death.NCD superintendent operations Chief Insp Anderson Bawa said police were treating it as a double murder.Residents at Hohola said they saw thick smoke coming from the bakery on Saturday evening and threw stones onto the roof to alert the people who were inside, thinking there was a fire.
Seeing no response, the people forced the door open and entered to see what had caused the smoke. They were shocked to find the bodies of an Asian man and woman lying inside the baking room. They then alerted the police who arrived at the scene at around 11pm. It is believed the husband of the dead woman is overseas.Police said they will also question employees of the shop.This is not the first time Asians have been killed in such a manner.The killing of at least three Chinese nationals in the capital several years ago prompted the PNG-Chinese Friendship Association to raise concern about the safety of its citizens in the country.
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