Maj. Gen. Hotma Marbun was installed as the Cendrawasih Papua Military Commander on Monday, replacing  Maj. Gen. Azmyn Yusri Nasution.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu, West Papua Governor Abraham O Atururi, Papuan People's Assembly chairman Agus Alua and other local leaders.

Indonesian Army chief of staff Gen. George Toisutta, who led the ceremony, said the Papua Military Command had a unique character, with its vast forests, long beaches and limited transportation, reported.

He added that illegal logging and fishing were still serious problems in the province.