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Secession and the limits of sovereignty

  • Harison Citrawan

Jakarta | Thu, February 28 2013 | 11:38 am

PREMIUM Unsurprisingly, many fingers have pointed to separatist rebels following the shootings that killed eight Indonesian soldiers and four civilians in remote areas of Papua last week.

To my understanding, such an allegation appears inescapable. This so-called “self-determination” movement has long been instigating hostile activity in the area with one unswerving aim: to secede from Indones...