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Papuans in remote areas prefer `noken' to ballot box

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Thu, February 5 2009 | 06:12 pm

PREMIUM The voting process in a number of remote villages in easternmost province of Papua will be somewhat different from that in other areas of Indonesia. The difference is that ballots will not be placed in ballot boxes, but instead in a noken. A noken is a bag made of woven tree bark or orchid plant stems generally used by the women in outlying areas of Papua to carry things such as grocerie...