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Lawmakers concerned about ‘internationalization’ of Papua unrest

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  12:45 am
Unity: West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan (front) attends a peace declaration at Borarsi Square in Manokwari, West Papua,on Wednesday. The event was attended by thousands of people from different tribes of the province.(Antara/Tomi)(front) attends a peace declaration at Borarsi Square in Manokwari, West Papua,on Wednesday. The event was attended by thousands of people from different tribes of the province.(Antara/Tomi)

Unity: West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan (front) attends a peace declaration at Borarsi Square in Manokwari, West Papua,on Wednesday. The event was attended by thousands of people from different tribes of the province.(Antara/Tomi)As Indonesia gears up for voting day at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), lawmakers have raised concern over the “internationalization” of the unrest that erupted in Papua in recent weeks.During a meeting on Wednesday with House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees defense and foreign affairs, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reported on Indonesia’s campaign to become a member of the UN rights council for the 2020-2022 period, which will be put to a vote at a session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the United States on Oct. 16.Lawmakers were keen to see Indonesia win a seat at the UNHRC next month, so as to put a dampe...