The problems are exacerbated as foreign nationals are also moving up into the highlands. Most shops in Goroka are run by Malaysian and Chinese immigrants, who have arrived in waves since the sixties. Simmering local resentments at this monopoly and perceived mistreatment of Papuan employees spilled into violence in 2009, when a mob sought to burn down the stores.
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