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Indonesia shelves Papua division

The Indonesian Government has decided to shelve plans to divide Papua province into three, following violent clashes between supporters and opponents of the plan. “Based on political and administrative considerations, the division of Papua province… has been put off,” chief security minister Susilo Bambang said on Wednesday. Tensions have been high in the Papuan town of Timika since the inauguration of Central Irian Jaya – one of the three proposed new provinces – on Saturday. Rival groups armed with spears attacked each other in Timika’s streets, leading to three days of street clashes in which three people died and dozens were injured. Indigenous tribesmen, who mostly oppose the new province, fought against hundreds of supporters of the plan, many of whom are immigrants to Papua. Full Story

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