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More troops eyed for Papua by 2014 (13 Sep 2007)
The Jakarta Post - The Indonesian Army has proposed a third infantry division for their Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) in Papua, which would see more guards made available to patrol Papua border areas and other conflict-prone regions.

Leaders want new province established in Papua (10 Sep 2007)
National News - Thursday, September 06, 2007 Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A group of Papuan public figures has called on the government to restart discussions on the establishment of Central Papua province in order to speed up development programs and address poverty in the region.

The West Papua Report - September 2007 (5 Sep 2007)
This is the 40th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This reporting series is produced by the West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua.

Catholic Church marks 80 years in Mimika (3 Sep 2007)
Markus Makur, The Jakarta Post - The Catholic Church celebrated the 80th anniversary of its arrival in Mimika regency, Papua, during two separate Masses attended by thousands of churchgoers on Saturday and Sunday.

'Half-hearted' development in Papua (1 Sep 2007)
Kompas - Papuan demands for improvements in their living conditions are intensifying, even though the Special Autonomy (OTSUS) enacted six years ago was meant to cater for such demands. Now, Papuans are complaining that nothing at all has improved for them although trillions of rupiahs have been made available for OTSUS.