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More regions, more malaria cases found (21 Jan 2008)
The creation of new administrative regions has helped the government uncover more cases of malaria infection in the country, an official said.

Papua less serious on education (19 Jan 2008)
A local nongovernmental organization has lambasted the Papua province government for allocating only 4.2 percent, or Rp 228 billion, of its 2008 budget to education.

Mob Attacks Mimika Legislative Council Building (19 Jan 2008)
A group of people brandishing sharp weapons and stones attacked the Mimika regency legislature office Friday, causing damages to the building. They pelted stones at the building after threatening several councillors with axes and machetes and forcing them and legislature staff to leave the compound.

German Bank Pulls Out of Controversial Indonesian Gold Mine Scheme (19 Jan 2008)
The Indonesian province of North Sulawesi is a biodiversity hotspot and harbors some of the world's most spectacular nature areas. Northern Sulawesi is also home to a series of gold deposits, the largest of which is known by the name of Toka Tindung.

New Guinea rights call (18 Jan 2008)
The former Bishop of Oxford has tabled a series of questions in Parliament, asking the government to press Indonesia to improve its human rights record in Western New Guinea.