BERNAMA | AAP
A SECOND GROUP OF asylum-seekers has landed on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island as part of Australia's tough border protection policy.
The 39 single Iranian men landed at Manus' Momote airport on Friday morning following an overnight flight from Christmas Island and a brief refuelling stop in Darwin, Australian Associated Press reports.
Two G4S security guards accompanied each man on the short walk between the plane and one of two small buses, which took them to the detention camp.
Each detainee was given a small meal on the bus and some held up their ID cards and waved to the press, AAP said.
One asylum-seeker, shouting over the noise of the plane, told journalists his family was in Brisbane.
"We don't want to come here," he said. "We want to go to Australia."
The men were to join 66 others being housed in the refugee processing facility on Manus' Lombrum naval base.
On Thursday, 40 men of mostly Iranian and Afghan origin were sent to the island, which sits just two degrees from the equator.
Friday's arrival of asylum-seekers marks the second intake since Australia and PNG announced its controversial regional processing scheme, under which all new boatpeople are sent to PNG.