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Jakarta Post

Govt gets to grips with Papua

  • Benny Mawel and Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Jayapura   /   Sat, August 31 2019   /  12:04 am
Serious matter: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (fourth right), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (third right), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (fourth left) and other officials, chairs a limited Cabinet meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. The meeting discussed the situation in Papua, following days of violent protests.(Antara/Puspa Pertiwasari)(fourth right), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (third right), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (fourth left) and other officials, chairs a limited Cabinet meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. The meeting discussed the situation in Papua, following days of violent protests.(Antara/Puspa Pertiwasari)

Serious matter: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (fourth right), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (third right), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto (fourth left) and other officials, chairs a limited Cabinet meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. The meeting discussed the situation in Papua, following days of violent protests.(Antara/Puspa Pertiwasari)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration is rushing to end two-week long unrest in Papua and West Papua as rival groups of protesters have begun to clash on the streets of Jayapura.Jokowi held a Cabinet meeting on Friday night to address the crisis, after Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto held a dialogue in Jakarta earlier that day with several Papuan and West Papuan leaders to end the ongoing riots.The figures attending the meeting include...