Tue, 25 Feb 2003

U.S. daily to clarify report on Papua attack: Leading United States daily The Washington Post will clarify its own report that implicated senior Indonesian Military officers in an attack on Freeport mine employees in Papua province. Post lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis said on Monday that his client had expressed regret and would publish its clarification by Feb. 28. The clarification article will state that further investigation by the paper did not find substantial evidence to back up its previous report published on Nov. 3 last year. Two Americans and an Indonesian were murdered in the as yet unexplained ambush in August, 2002.-- Antara