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Freeport halts work amid sabotage, separatist pleas

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, October 18 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The local division of US gold and copper giant Freeport McMoran, halted mining operations in Papua on Monday, amid a strike that has led to a deteriorating security situation and intensified calls for independence.

PT Freeport Indonesia froze the operation of its Grasberg open pit mine and its deep ore zone mining facility due to sabotage and security concerns, following road blocks set up...