12 Jun 2014

NZ Govt - no complaints from Jakarta over Papua policing plan

7:39 pm on 12 June 2014

The New Zealand government says reported concerns about New Zealand's political motives in funding police training in the troubled Indonesian province of Papua have not been raised with its officials.

The five million US dollar project was due to start this year but cancelled last month after Indonesia pulled out.

According to the Jakarta Globe newspaper, the Indonesia Government pulled out over fears New Zealand had a hidden motive.

However, a spokesperson for the Ministry says the reported concerns have not been raised with the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta.