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    Papua: Indonesia's silent war - 29 May 2008

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua is rich in natural resources, but its people remain the poorest in the country.

    For decades Papua was the scene of a low-level independence struggle, but years after the fighting ended, tens of thousands of Indonesian soldiers remain deployed in the province.

    Al Jazeera correspondent Step Vaessen reports from a region where many residents still live in a state of fear.