A Papua New Guinean diplomat at the country’s embassy in Seoul, Korea, has allegedly been sent back home after being booked for molesting a woman at a club, Yonhap News Agency reports.
The 40 year old diplomat, the second secretary to the embassy, allegedly touched a young woman in her 20s who was lying inebriated at the club’s parking lot on Seoul's Itaewon Street. The incident happened around 9:30am on October 15 last year.
He is also suspected of attacking an acquaintance of the woman who protested against the diplomat.
The diplomat was grilled by police but managed to use his diplomatic immunity, and returned to PNG on February 2. However, the South Korean foreign embassy has been notified that the diplomat will be punished in the country according to PNG laws.
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The proposed amendments in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) constitution to allow dual citizenship got overwhelming support with 84 – 0 in favour of the change during its first and second readings on Tuesday.
The Bill would allow Papua New Guineans to obtain more than one citizenship without automatically losing their PNG citizenship.
Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister, Rimbik Pato, said PNG citizens are disadvantaged compared to citizens of more than 60 countries. He said Papua New Guineans living and working abroad are limited by their inability to take up citizenship of that country.
He added that those who took the hard choice of taking up new citizenship had the links to their land of birth and ancestral heritage revoked. Children who have a foreign parent also face the same dilemma when they turn 19. However, those who apply for dual citizenship will have to sacrifice some privileges.
Mr Pato said dual citizens will have the same rights but will not be allowed to vote, hold pub…