Audio from the Age website by Rev. Kevin Rietveld (whom we know rather well) on the riots in Honiara.
Read the current article here.
I bet the Honiara Hotel’s burnt to the ground.
In my last post forgot to mention why China Town in particular has been targeted. Again it has to do with bribery and wealthy business owners – who are often Chinese. Quite simple really. Some say it might have been intentionally planned by someone in a power position. Whatever the case, it’s not good. Not many of our fellow SITAG’ers are over there at the moment, just the Ashely’s – the others are out in their villages and shall be staying there for sometime I should think. The Rietvelds are there but they live far enough out, I hope that for the sake of those of us over here that Uncle Kevin (not literal uncle) will continue updating Australia.
As said, it’s a different kind of violence this time. I don’t know how the Aussie troops are going to help things. More like build further resentment.
Honiara’s burning, honiara’s burning
Fetch the engine, it’s probably broken down
pour on water,
pour on Sol Brew