Chinese fisherman killed in Palau shooting
Published on Apr 2, 2012
KOROR, Palau (AFP) - Palau police shot dead a Chinese fisherman and three men in a police spotter plane were feared killed in a dramatic confrontation off the Pacific island, officials said on Monday.
The fisherman died in a hail of bullets designed to stop a Chinese vessel fishing illegally in Palau waters, according to charges filed by assistant Attorney-General Timothy McGillicuddy.
Palau President Johnson Toribiong confirmed a pilot and two police officers were missing 48 hours after their plane crashed while searching for the fishing fleet's mothership, which had been set alight.
Five men, all believed to be Chinese, were taken from the burning ship and have been charged with unlawful entry and illegal fishing in Palau waters, according to the charge sheet.
Hooray for Palau !! (population 20,000)
this is how you defend your territory - with live bullets