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Legislator warns against inflammatory texts

Jakarta Post - November 17, 2011

Jakarta – The Papua Parliamentary Caucus called out to Papuans studying in Java, Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan to stay calm following the circulation of threatening text messages.

"Papuan students all over the country should stay calm and ignore the message regarding the combing of Papuan students by the army. There is no such thing," caucus chief Paskalis Kossay said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

The Commission I legislator said the text messages were likely sent to the students to intimidate them and force them out of Jakarta. "Students should stay calm, strengthen their faith in God and study as normal," he said.