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The Aroma of Danger

Instead of relying on the police, all business sectors up to embassies rely heavily on private security companies. Even, the security of Port Moresby Airport is held by G4S, a private company based in the UK.

Agustinus Wibowo
· 4 minutes read

A car park in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

My first impression about this country was that it was actually very friendly. On the streets of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the locals walked very slowly, as if they were holding onto all the time in the world. Some gathered together, happily playing with a kind of exotic furry animal that I had never seen before.

However, if it was observed more closely, all the big buildings with thick walls like forts were guarded by security officers who carried long rifles and big dogs. Large houses were also surrounded by high walls that were covered with coils of barbed wire or broken glass. Cars bearing SECURITY GUARD marks thronged the streets.

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