The Papua New Guinea police will charge a man with arson and attempted suicide after he set fire to himself and his room at asylum seeker accomodation on Manus Island. After initial treatment for burns to his face and hand, the 30-year-old man, who has been denied asylum, was taken to the police station and held overnight before he was evacuated to Port Moresby for further medical treatment. “As soon as he returns back to Manus Island , police will have him charged accordingly,” said the chief of Manus police, Inspector David Yapu. Yapu said the man was discharged from the Pacific International hospital (PIH) medical clinic in the town of Lorengau on Friday, and then taken to the police station and interviewed. “He admitted setting fire in his own room to burn himself. He spent a night in police custody and was to be charged for arson and […]