Report – By Markus Junianto Sihaloho and Fidelis E. Sastriastanti in Jakarta
The Indonesian military has played down Australian media revelations of a confidential report on the West Papuan insurgency, saying there was nothing new in the details published.
Rear Admiral Iskandar Sitompul, a military spokesman, said that the points highlighted from the leaked “Anatomy of Papuan Separatists” report — prepared by Kopassus, the Army’s notorious Special Forces unit — had stopped being controversial years ago.“I’m not saying that the documents quoted are original — that still requires further investigation. But while the recent publication could [understandably] rile us up, we have to stay cool and see it as an unimportant issue,” he said.
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