Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My revisions regarding the recent Solomon Islands riots (in italic)

WIKI LOGOhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands

In April 2006 allegations that the newly elected Prime Minister Snyder Rini had used bribes from Chinese businessmen to buy the votes of members of Parliament led to mass rioting in the capital Honiara. A deep underlying resentment against the minority Chinese business community led to much of Chinatown in the city being destroyed. Further Australian and New Zealand troops were dispatched to try and quell the unrest, after then China sent chartered aircraft to fly back hundreds of Chinese who fled the Solomon Islands to avoid the riots. The former Prime Minister Sir Allan Kemakeza has also been accused of corruption.



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