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Indonesia risks worsening Papuan discontent

Monday, August 2, 2021

Significance

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.

Impacts

  • 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.
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