Veronica Koman: Human Rights Fraud — Red Fire

June 1, 2020

I don’t know who is Veronica Koman, but somehow I sense something fishy about her from news and social media. Luckily I found the following article from Red Fire

Please read the complete article in Red Fire Blog.

Veronica Koman: Human Rights Fraud 07-01-2020 – When leftists hear the term “human rights lawyer”, suspicions are, or should be, immediately raised. “Human rights”, so-called, has been twisted and distorted by the paid and unpaid scribes of Western imperialism into something which no longer corresponds to what these words originally meant in the English language. […]

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The success of the United Nations in Papua — Free West Papua

April 18, 2020

Bernard J. Firestone: The success of the United Nations in Papua was extraordinary because, under the provisions of the New York Agreement and the subsequent General Assembly resolution, UNTEA was the first case of the Organization’s direct administration of a territory. Another notable feature of that exercise was that its funding was provided by the […]

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Act of Free Choice is a success in postcolonial territorial disputes — Free West Papua

April 18, 2020

Dr. Martin Ira Glassner (1998) stated in his book : “The UN’s record in postcolonial territorial disputes is not good, with West Irian the solitary success. Source: Glassner, M. I. (1998) The United Nations at Work. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, page 270.

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SBY Orders Safety Probe of  Merpati Planes After Crash in West Papua

May 15, 2011

Camelia Pasandaran, Arientha Primanita & Markus Junianto Sihaloho | May 13, 2011 Jakarta Globe

In the wake of a deadly aircraft wreck in Papua, the government on Thursday ordered an examination of Merpati Nusantara Airlines’s remaining turboprop planes.

“We have issued letters ordering an inspection and safety audit on the 12 MA-60 airplanes,” Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi said at a news conference at the Presidential Office.

The announcement came after a cabinet meeting where President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered the inspections after the fatal crash of an MA-60 into waters off Kaimana, West Papua, on Saturday, which is believed to have killed all 25 on board. Read the rest of this entry »


Australia allocates $602m for development in Indonesia

May 13, 2011

Abdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 05/12/2011 10:04 AM | World

Australia has announced it will provide an estimated Rp 5.15 trillion (US$602.55 million) in development assistance to Indonesia this year, an increase of more than $100 million compared to last year.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty said Australia’s aid program would focus on alleviating poverty through social protection programs, supporting governance reforms and improving the poor’s access to health, education, transportation, clean water and sanitation. Read the rest of this entry »


Oz funds health, education in Papua

May 6, 2011

The Jakarta Post | Thu, 05/05/2011 8:00 AM | National

JAKARTA: Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty witnessed a signing between Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu and West Papua Governor Abraham O. Atururi for a new Australian government-funded program to improve health, education and infrastructure in the two provinces. Read the rest of this entry »


US Congress: Special Autonomy vs Independence

October 30, 2010

Hearings on the issue in Papua in the U.S. Congress which was held on September 22, 2010 was initiated by Eni FH Faleomavaega, chairman of the Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress. The hearing invited leaders of Papua as Octavianus Mote, Nicholas Messet, Henkie Rumbewas, Franzalbert Joku, some scholars such as Eben Kirksey, Pieter Drooglever and others and off course Benny Wenda was not considered as a Papuan leader due to the fact that he is only self-proclaimed leader.

They were invited to give such testimony and statements about the circumstances in Papua. These hearings grew into a new round of international discussions on the Papua issue because the U.S. Congress invited the leaders from both sides the pro-independence Papuan and the pro-special autonomy such as Nicholas Messet and Franzalbert Joku of the Independent Group Supporting the Special Autonomous Region of Papua Of Within The Republic Of Indonesia (IGSSARPRI). The U.S. Congress is doing much better approach than UK Parliament because they can get input of Papua from two sides, which will provide objective data supported by evidence that can be justified. Read the rest of this entry »


OPM Rebel Fighters Killed Innocent Papuan Man

October 23, 2010

West Papua Independence keep killing people and destroying many facilities to show that they are exist.

 


Wenda must be arrested

October 1, 2010

Benny Wenda must be prosecuted, not indulged like a lazy pretender asylum.

Now consider the Proceeds of Crime Act. Wenda led 50 people in a violence attack against a police station and burned down two shops in Papua in December 7th 2000. This has caused, according to evidences, the death of two innocent people.

Read complete article on Papua Story


New US-funded HIV/AIDS prevention program begins

April 2, 2010

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 04/01/2010 2:26 PM | National

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Thursday launched a new five year HIV/AIDS prevention program in Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »


Maluku to exploit Indonesia cooperation with Southwest Pacific

March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 15:09 WIB | National ANTARA

Ambon (ANTARA News) – The government of Maluku province will improve the local people`s welfare by optimally exploiting cooperation between Indonesia and Southwest Pacific countries. Read the rest of this entry »


OBAMA GOES HOME : Jakarta return a unique opportunity

March 21, 2010

Asia Times online

(Note: This article was written before United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Indonesia was postponed until June)

DENPASAR, Bali – Indonesia remains one of the world’s greatest stories never told. United States President Barack Obama’s visit from March 23 to 25 to the country where he spent four years – as schoolboy Barry Soetoro with an Indonesian stepfather – provides an opportunity to enlighten Americans about this sprawling archipelago that has emerged as the world’s third-largest democracy. Read the rest of this entry »


Papuan radicals behind Freeport attacks

March 19, 2010

Reuters reported that Separatists in Indonesia’s politically sensitive Papua province were behind deadly attacks in 2009 on workers near a mine run by a unit of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Read the rest of this entry »


Quake strikes Indonesia’s Papua

March 13, 2010

Mar 13, 2010 9:21 AM | By Sapa-dpa Times Live

A magnitude-6 earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua before midday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, geophysicists said. Read the rest of this entry »


How to deliver peace in troubled Papua province

March 7, 2010

P.M. Erza Killian, Malang | Mon, 03/01/2010 1:11 PM | Opinion Jakarta Post

A series of threats and violence in the mining area of PT Freeport Indonesia is unlikely to cease despite the death of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) leader Kelly Kwalik, who was believed to be behind the terror in Papua. Read the rest of this entry »


UNEP awards Indonesia for its ocean initiatives

March 5, 2010

Dr. Tonny Wagey and Elshinta Suyoso-Marsden | Tue, 03/02/2010 2:16 PM | Life. Jakarta Post

In late 2007, during the preparation for the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Jakarta, the national committee paid a visit to Jusuf Kalla, then the vice president of RI, to inform him of this initiative.

Kalla asked a straight-to-the point question, “This is a good idea for Indonesia as we have vast amount of marine resources. But what United Nations Organization deals with marine issues, and if you know which one, do you have their support at this conference?” Read the rest of this entry »


Air Maleo to start cargo operations in West Papua, Indonesia

February 28, 2010

By Leithen Francis FlightGlobal

24/02/10

Indonesian cargo start-up Air Maleo aims to start flying next month, using two Fokker F27 freighters.

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West Papuan rights lawyer calls for peaceful dialogue with Jakarta

February 26, 2010

Posted at 05:41 on 25 February, 2010 UTC RNZI

A prominent West Papuan human rights lawyer is using a speaking tour of Australia to promote the need for a peaceful solution to problems in Indonesia’s troubled Papua region. Read the rest of this entry »


Foreign fishing activity threatening Papua`s marine life

February 25, 2010

February 22, 2010 20:25 WIB ANTARA

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The operations of many foreign fishermen in Papua waters have become a serious problem to Indonesia as they increasingly use equipment that damage the province`s coral reefs and other biota. Read the rest of this entry »


Freeport has yet to help Papua: DPD

February 25, 2010

Markus Makur, The Jakarta Post, Timika | Wed, 02/24/2010 10:10 AM | National

PT Freeport Indonesia has not helped develop human resources in Papua, particularly in the Amungme and Kamoro tribes, a member of the Regional Representatives’ Council (DPD) says. Read the rest of this entry »