Rough road ahead for powder keg Papua

The Trans-Papua Highway will open the Indonesian island's remote and secluded highland tribal areas, a pathway to economic growth and heightened ethnic tensions

Jakarta, October 2, 2017 5:10 PM (UTC+8)
West Papuan activists carry banners and pictures of the banned 'Bintang Kejora' flag held by West Papuan activists, during a demonstration at the United Nations' office in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 3, 2017. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP/Dasril Roszandi
West Papuan activists carry banners and pictures of the banned 'Bintang Kejora' flag held by West Papuan activists, during a demonstration at the United Nations' office in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 3, 2017. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP/Dasril Roszandi
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