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Security condition conducive: Military chief

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

Timika   /   Tue, April 13 2010   /  10:08 am

The security condition in Papua is conducive and so far has shown no sign of disturbance to the unitary state of Indonesia, Papua Military chief Maj. Gen. Hotma Marbun says.Speaking at the Infantry Brigade Unit, Marbun said that the 10,000-strong military unit, comprising personnel from the armed forces, the navy and the air force , was sufficient to maintain security in Papua and West Papua provinces.“In doing our job, we always work hand in hand with the civil society in Papua,” he said after installing the new commander for the infantry brigade Monday.He said armed groups of civilians in Puncak Jaya disturbing the police had been the responsibility of the Indonesian Police and added that the police had been searching for the perpetrators.He said four units of guns were feared to have been robbed, following the death of Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebel leader Kelly Kwalik in Decembe...