Monday, March 12, 2007

Central Govt confirming Papua Barat name change

Indonesia's Ministry of Home Affairs is preparing to official confirm the change of name of the province of Irian Jaya Barat to Papua Barat (West Papua) as requested by the province's governor Abraham O Artururi and the province's parliament (DPRD) "We are composing a draft government regulation. In line with Law No 32/2004, changing the name of a province needs to be put forth in a government regulation," the Ministry's Director General of General Governance, Sodjuangon Situmorang, told Kompas.

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