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Pacific.scoop.co.nz » Indonesia: ‘Nothing controversial’ in leaked West Papua report

Written By Voice Of Baptist Papua on August 16, 2011 | 4:07 PM

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Indonesian military in West Papua ... "improving relations", claim Indonesian authorities. Photo: Morrison World Media

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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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