2 Sep 2009

Indonesian military personnel to be deployed to Freeport mine in Papua

11:58 am on 2 September 2009

Six hundred Indonesian military personnel are to be deployed from today to provide security at the huge Freeport mining site in Timika in Papua.

The Jakarta Post reports the Cendrawasih military commander, Major General Ahmad Yani Nasution saying police had asked him for the assistance.

The request follows renewed violence in the Timika region including the killing of personnel working for the huge mine.