Breaking News: Indonesian jet kills bystander

January 30, 2008

By staff writers
January 30, 2008 03:51pm
Source : Press TV

A small plane has killed at least one person and injured several others after skidding off the runway in an east Indonesian province. All 15 people onboard the Twin Otter propeller aircraft were said to be safe, the official news agency Antara reported Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Papua and the Blessing of Its Natural Resources

January 30, 2008


Grasberg Gold Mine, West Papua

Natural resources like oil,  copper and gold in Papua is a blessing. It is true that countries with abundant natural resources are blessing, and Papua is the place in Indonesia should enjoyed the exploration of natural resources . Read the rest of this entry »


January 30, 2008

Koteka is one of our unique traditional protector of male genital. Modern society may see koteka as uncivilised  traditional clothing that should be vanished from the world. However, koteka is one of our identity, at least in the perspective of the development of tribesmen in the land of Papua. We might transform our clothing into modern style, but we would never forget our identity.

Here is a short explanation of koteka: Read the rest of this entry »

Investment News: Talisman Energy deal boosts competitive position in LNG market

January 29, 2008
Posted: January 28, 2008, 1:55 PM by Jonathan Ratner
Source : nationalpost

Talisman Energy Inc. has acquired a 3.06% stake in the Tangguh Liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in West Papua, Indonesia for US$212.5-million through the purchase of CNOOC Wiriagar Overseas Ltd. The project, which is expected to produce LNG sometime in late 2008, consists of offshore gas wells, production facilities, pipelines and LNG plant facilities with operating capacity of 7.6 million tons per year. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking News: Indonesian plane hits calf on runway

January 29, 2008
From correspondents in Jakarta
January 28, 2008 06:11pm
Source :
AN airliner with 141 passengers hit a calf while landing at an airport in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua. The Merpati Nusantara Airlines Boeing 737 was landing at Merauke airport in southwest Papua when the calf ran across the runway, the the state Antara news agency reported today. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for consultation over Jakarta’s plan to further split Papua

January 28, 2008

Posted at 07:26 on 28 January, 2008 UTC

A religious leader in Indonesia’s Papua has called for Jakarta lawmakers to consult with Papuans before going ahead with their plan to split their region into four new provinces. Last week, Indonesia’s House of Representatives endorsed its own plan to create eight new provinces, including adding four provinces to the two in its Papua region. Read the rest of this entry »

Amnesty Exeter Invites Papua’s Separatist Leaders in London

January 28, 2008

January 22nd, 2008 was the first time in the year of 2008 Amnesty Exeter (Exeter Amnesty International Group) invites West Papua  separatist leaders, Mr Benny Wenda & Mr Richard Samuelson. Mr. Benny Wenda who is Papuan gives talk about Human Right Issue in West Papua. He says Human Right violation in West Papua is committed by Indonesia Military toward West Papuan Peoples. Those propaganda was an old stories that Mr. Wenda keep echoing in UK. He also says that there is no freedom at all, and only killing, torture, imprisonment and intimidation. so we need international attention and keep an eye on the West Papuan Peoples. In contrast, the real situation in West Papua Indonesia is far from Mr. Wenda propaganda, that is a new democratic atmosphere is gradually developed. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuans’ Intellectual Freedom

January 25, 2008

From the bottom of my heart I should salut to Mr. Neles Tebay for his objective analysis on the decision of Indonesia’s government to ban a book entitled “The Sinking of the Melanesian race: The Unitary State of Indonesia’s Political Struggle in West Papua”, written by young author Papuan Sendius Wonda which was announced on Dec. 14 last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Shame on Richard Samuelson

January 21, 2008

A tricky opportunist whore Richard Samuelson may look very scary to Indonesian Military, but to Papuan People he is just a puppet master of great men like Sem Karoba and Benny Wenda. Samuelson is nothing and priceless in the eyes of West Papuan People. However, by influencing papuan natives, he might become a threat to the peaceful democracy of Papuan region. Because he maintains conflict among Papuan People for his personal interest.

By supporting and doing black propaganda operation regarding Papua’s Issue, Richard keep telling lies to the world and without hesitate spreading conflict among papuans.

Please inform us about any dirty attempt by Richard, so we all West Papuan can avoid his trap in creating hostile situation in the peaceful land of Papua.

The West Papuans Refugees Ordered to Leave Site

January 21, 2008

What Indonesian government should do is to help west papuan refugees whenever they need help. This is not only an obligation in the view of humanitarian perspective, but  also an opportunity to show the world that the democratic Indonesia is attentive to human rights issue. Hopefully that the diplomatic ties between Indonesia and PNG can solve the problem of West Papuan refugees.

Here is the news: Read the rest of this entry »

Paradise Islands of Raja Ampat Papua

January 21, 2008

Today I read a very interesting article on Raja Ampat Papua, pheww 1500 small islands, cays ad shoals. Since I left Jayapura long time ago, I always had a dream to go back to my beautiful homeland.

Here is the story:

Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the tip of west Papua, Indonesia. Raja Ampat mean the Four Kings,is a groups of archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals. There are four main islands at Raja Ampat is Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. Located in the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat become the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat possibly hold the richest variety of species in the world.

Raja Ampat’s pristine beauty, both above the water and below the water, is truly unrivalled. Its remote location and lack of infrastructure have inhibited the growth of tourism. This area’s staggering abundance of marine life is due in part to its incredibly low human population density. Beneath the dense jungle canopy, the islands are primarily karst limestone, which are dry, inhospitable, and overwhelmingly vertical. The few resident Papuans are mainly a subsistence society, exploiting a variety of resources to meet their basic needs. Fishing is only one of these resources, and they continue to employ traditional, low-impact fishing techniques, using a hook and line from dug-out canoes.

tropical silands, raja ampat papua

The area’s massive coral colonies show that its reefs are resistant to threats like coral bleaching and disease —threats that now jeopardize the survival of corals around the world. In addition, Raja Ampat’s strong ocean currents sweep coral larvae across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to replenish other reef ecosystems. Raja Ampat’s coral diversity, resilience to threats, and ability to replenish reefs make it a global priority for marine protection. Survey Confirms Highest Marine Biodiversity on Earth.

raja ampat, beautifull sea

Visit Papua, Indonesia.


Search continues for four missing in deadly Papua landslide

January 18, 2008

Radio New Zealand International

Posted at 05:59 on 17 January, 2008 UTC

Four people remain missing following a landslide in the provincial capital of Indonesia’s Papua on Tuesday which left at least eleven people dead.

The Jakarta Post reports that five people were rescued from the landslide at a Jayapura housing compound and are being treated in hospital with reported serious injuries.

Four further people are believed to be missing and rescue workers are continuing their search today.

Landslide in Indonesia kills 10

January 18, 2008

BBC News, Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 16:18 GMT


A landslide in the Indonesian province of Papua has killed at least 10 people, including a six-month-old baby, local officials say. Heavy rain triggered a landslip that engulfed a hospital housing complex in the regional capital, Jayapura. Read the rest of this entry »

Let Democratisation Spread in West Papua

January 1, 2008

West Papuan leaders have requested talks with Jakarta to discuss greater autonomy, and increased democratisation for their region, which would fall in line with positive developments throughout the archipelago. A resolution of the decades-long conflict in Papua, one of Indonesia’s richest regions, could pave the way for Papuans to develop West Papua under special autonomy and have greater say over resources that include vast forests and huge copper and gold deposits. Read the rest of this entry »