New provinces must work hard to catch up with older ones : President Yudhoyono

August 5, 2008

News from ANTARA about new provinces in Indonesia can depict the picture of problem in West Papua is part of national problem and it happens in almost every new provinces that was created as a part of democracy and people’s demand.

We can start to understand the atmosphere of democracy throughout Indonesia including in West Papua.

Here is the news:

Pangkalpinang (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said new provinces should not merely have the spirit to progress but also work hard to catch up with older and more developed provinces.

“The spirit and ideals should be maintained because everybody wants to make progress,” the president said at a meeting with Bangka Belitung (Babel) community leaders here on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »