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TNI dismisses OZ media reports on Papua

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 15 2011   /  08:00 am

The Indonesian Military (TNI) on Sunday questioned the validity of documents cited in Australian media reports on its sprawling military presence in Papua, saying the reports were sympathetic to Papua’s push for independence.

The documents, entitled “Anatomy of Papuan Separatists”, were published by Australia’s Fairfax newspapers on Saturday and claimed the residents of the resource-rich eastern province were “easily influenced by separatist ideas” and that armed groups stood “ready for guerrilla war”, but had proof of just one weapon for every 10 men.

The 19 documents, dating from 2006 to 2009, indicate that Kopassus runs a vast network of spies and informants as part of its campaign to control the region and monitors the activities of foreigners in the region and around the world.

Among the documents was a list of accused separatist supporters, such...