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Govt seeks to ensure security in Papua

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, November 3, 2017 | 09:00 am
Govt seeks to ensure security in Papua On alert: Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (center), accompanied by Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (right), Indonesian Military commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo (second left), National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (second right) and State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Gen. Budi Gunawan (left), responds polemics surrounding the police's weapon procurement in a press conference at his ministry's office in Jakarta, on Oct. 6. (Antara/Aprilio Akbar)

PREMIUM The government is moving to counter the threat of violence from armed groups ahead of next year’s regional elections in Papua. The moves come on the heels of a series of shootings around the mining site of PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in Tembagapura, Mimika regency, in the central highlands, with six incidents reported since August. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs ...