West Irian Jaya

West Irian Jaya:

see PapuaPapua
or Irian Jaya
, province (2014 est pop. 3,486,000), 123,180 sq mi (319,036 sq km), Indonesia. Comprising most of the western half of New Guinea and a number of offshore islands, it is Indonesia's largest province; the extreme western peninsulas and offshore
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, Indonesia.
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On Tuesday, in a state of the nation address to commemorate the country's 60th Independence Day, Yudhoyono vowed to keep Papua, which has been divided into two provinces -- West Irian Jaya and Papua -- within Indonesia.
1 the region, called Papua by most local residents, has been divided into three provinces -- West Irian Jaya, Central Irian Jaya and East Irian Jaya after the House of Representatives during the administration of then President B.
Feasibility study on the US$ 200 million project to be built in the regency of Biak Numfor in West Irian Jaya, has been completed, ALCN Managing Director Kresno Putro said.
The plan to divide Papua into five provinces came up less than three months after the Constitutional Court annulled a controversial 1999 law dividing Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
The court, however, confirmed the establishment of West Irian Jaya Province as it has been factually effective, including by the establishment of its local government, local legislative council through the 2004 legislative election and administrative apparatus.
An Indonesian court on Thursday annulled a controversial law dividing troubled Papua in the country's remote east into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
The judges, however, confirmed the establishment of West Irian Jaya Province.
Non-Papuans, who mostly come from Java and South Sulawesi, are mostly supporters of the government's decision to divide Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya.
Following unrest last week, implementation of the decision has been indefinitely delayed except for West Irian Jaya, which was established as a separate province with little opposition from its Papuan residents.
In February, the House of Representatives endorsed the government's move to divide Papua into three provinces -- Papua, West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya -- as necessary to boost development there.
A presidential decree issued last year, effective from January this year, dividing Papua into three provinces -- West Irian Jaya, Central Irian Jaya and East Irian Jaya -- has also been opposed by Papuans, who say the decision is a government strategy to ruin the unity of Papuans.
Papua consists of three provinces -- East Irian Jaya, Central Irian Jaya and West Irian Jaya.

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