Vancouver, B.C.: Southern Arc Minerals Inc. ("Southern Arc” or the "Company”) (TSX Venture: SA) announces the following update to its previous news release dated December 1, 2009 pertaining to the revision of the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Spatial Planning Regulation ("Perda”).

The National Spatial Planning Body ("NSPB”) had previously scheduled to internally endorse the new regulations in a formal ceremony on December 10, 2009. The matter has, instead, been referred directly to the Minister of Public Works, who oversees the NSPB, for his signature.

Once signed by the Minister, the revised Perda will be presented to the Provincial Legislative Body in Mataram for final approval and enactment into law. The company will provide a further update when the Minister has signed the revised Perda and a date has been set for the legislative vote.

On behalf of the Board of 
Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust”

President and CEO

For more information please contact:
c/o John G. Proust, CEO
Telephone: (604) 676-5241 Fax: (604) 676-5246
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