INDONESIA PUSHING FOR MINERAL DEPOSITS FOUND ON DISPUTED BORDER BETWEEN PNG
The matter that forced Indonesia to drive towards the border is the recent discovery of huge mineral deposits in the Star Mountain regency just at the back of Tabubil Ok Tedi mine.
"Reportedly, there is gold, copper, coal, and thorium, a safer radioactive chemical than uranium. "Geological Survey shows its potential is good and promising," said President Director of PT Antam Tato Miraza who was then Director of Development (http://pusaka.or.id/2014/07/silau-emas-pegunungan-bintang-papua/).
The core of the deposit is however found in the disputed area of the border between PNG and Indonesia. Recently, Indonesian troops patrolled to Korkit and surveyed the land just around 40 kilometres from the Oktedi less than 10 kilometres from the border marker in the Korkit village to build another military base. The citizens from Korkit village who are PNG citizens are moving into the new Indonesian village. This is just 20 kilometres from the mineral deposit area.
The discovery of 'Thorium" in the disputed area has been the sole driver for Indonesians to forced themselves into the territory. Als,o the explorers are actually the military carrying out the exploration.
I mean you cannot believe that PNGDF would use casa to transport mining supplies to the exploration areas but these Indonesians have been doing / and the locals are prepared to wage war if the exploration continues under heavy military security.