Lunch money

Kompas – November 11, 2011
Lunch money

The police have finally admitted what much of the country has long known, that they accept millions of dollars annually from Freeport Indonesia to provide security for its mining operation in West Papua. Calling the payments “lunch money” for local police personnel to “help them make ends meet”, National Police chief General Timur Pradopo denied that the payments gave rise to a conflict of interest when police fired on striking Freeport workers last month killing one and critically wounding another.