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 »