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NTS on political situation in Papua, Indonesia

Aug. 18, 2010, 9:14 a.m.


As Indonesia makes tremendous strides in its democratic development, it is finding it must still deal with many issues that democratic societies often struggle with.  In particular, issues of minority representation have manifested themselves through the political situation in Papua.  Unequal access to resources such as education and health care has led many Papuan's to demand more autonomy from Jakarta.  Nanyang Technological  University has released a policy brief, which explores the political situation in in Papua, and recommends actions to reduce the threat of increased strife.

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