Monday, August 2, 2021
The legislation additionally introduces certain changes to the provinces’ governance that ostensibly promise to improve local socio-economic conditions. However, many Papuans say these were made without consultation and do little to address their problems.
- The Indonesian government will step up deployment of security personnel to Papua and West Papua.
- Insurgents will continue to target state infrastructure in the provinces.
- Jakarta will come under growing external scrutiny over its handling of peaceful protests in the region.