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Improvement In Remote Regions Demanded (2 Mar 2009)
All five factions at the Mimika legislative council have urged the regency administration to pay more attention to the least developed villages in the region in allocating its budget, approved on Friday.

Papuan Ghost Voters Haunt Election Officials (28 Feb 2009)
Jakarta Globe - Jayapura. The House of Representatives has asked election officials in Papua Province to immediately resolve the issue of an additional 128,000 mystery voters from Yahukimo district registered to participate in the upcoming legislative and presidential elections.

Police on the Hunt for Shooter in Papua (28 Feb 2009)
Armed violence erupted again in Papua Province on Friday morning leaving one man injured after a shooting incident by what police believe was a member of the Free Papua Movement, or OPM, separatist group, National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Abubakar Nataprawira said.

Armed group shoots Puncak Jaya residents (27 Feb 2009)
An armed group shot residents of Tinggi Nambut, a remote area in Puncak Jaya regency, Papua, on Friday morning, injuring three people, local police has reported.

TNI reform remains slow under SBY government (27 Feb 2009)
Reforms within the Indonesian Military (TNI) have remained slow under the administration of retired Army general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a discussion concluded Thursday.