The British Human Rights Report 2007

March 29, 2008

A very important note was stated in British Human Rights Report 2007.  I think it would be great if a peaceful dialogue among Papuan, Papua local government, Indonesia central government, Indonesian civil society, Papuan local NGO, and national NGO can be held openly and sincerely. The implementation of special autonomy should be discussed carefully in an honest atmosphere as a vital step to resolve the complex problem of Papua. Hostile action and negative propaganda by some radicals should be stopped. Violation of human rights by some military unit should also be stopped. At the same time, during the process of dialogue among parties in Papua, restrictions on access to Papua by NGOs and journalists should be loosen, so the world will see the reality of positive development in Papua. Hopefully, some irresponsible Papuan who take economical and political opportunity in foreign countries will realise that their action is only worsening the situation in Papua.

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U.S. firm to invest $4 bln in Indonesian pulp factory

March 28, 2008

Related to the logging industry pressure to loosen Papua Log Export Ban, an international pulp factory plans to invest and to destroy our forest. Do we need investment that only for the benefit of business elites? Forest is our mother, please help her to be green and protect our soul from greediness.

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Papua log export ban

March 28, 2008

Papua log export ban is very serious, and all Papuan should support the Papua Log Export Ban. Log export ban is under pressure now. It seems that both Papua local government and central government of Indonesia are showing a tendency to loosen the regulation. We should questioned the purpose of cutting trees and deforestation in Papua.



Tropical deforestation accounts for approximately 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia is the world’s third largest emitter largely due to deforestation. If Indonesia’s government is serious about saving its forests and tackling climate change, it should fully support the Papua log export ban.

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Another AWPA Black Propaganda

March 25, 2008

Once again a clown called Joe Collins dances in a disgusting manner. In order to get public attention he tries to disturb Indonesia-Australia relation by calling on the Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon to raise the human rights situation in Papua. In contrast to Joe, the peaceful message from Pope Benedict XVI, in Easter message, didn’t mention about situation in Papua. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for peace in troubled parts of the world, singling out Darfur in Sudan and Somalia, “the tormented Middle East, especially the Holy Land, Iraq, Lebanon.”He also mentioned Tibet, a sensitive issue for the Vatican, which is working to improve ties with China, amid unconfirmed reports of direct talks here last week between Chinese and Vatican officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Policing in the Papua region

March 25, 2008

After waiting for so long, finally Indonesian authority understand that the most important aspect in upholding the law in Papua is not by repression. Indonesia should learn from Western countries how to have appropriate community policing.

The democratization in Indonesia is nothing if the Police reform stays in old style of policing. We all should support the new era of community policing in Papua.

Source of Information :

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Human Rights Watch Press Release on Papua

March 23, 2008

Human Rights Watch takes no position on Papuan claims to self-determination

Human Rights Watch (HRW) supports the right of all individuals in the world, including in Indonesia. All Papuan should understand that such supports from HRW is not for self determination. In contrast it is a support for liberating individual expression. In Western countries, liberal ideology is well established and unlikely mislead to a physical conflict. In other countries, (for example Indonesia) physical conflict is a potential power to burst at any time. That is why, prevention by law is vital to maintain peace among people. Unfortunately the law sometimes in opposite to liberal ideology. Read the rest of this entry »


March 23, 2008

Two days ago, a friend from Australia informs Free West Papua about a demo plan by several Papuan political dan economical opportunist. It is very interesting to watch and to understand how political clowns play their game in the world.

Please observe carefully the game next week and you will find out the scenario of the game to maintain conflict in Papua.

Please stop the game, all Papuan need is a peaceful development.

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NGO raises concerns about Papuan

March 19, 2008

Do Australian and New Zealander know what happen in Papua recently? The news on protest against the special autonomy law was somehow mislead to a certain opinion that situation in Papua was so bad. In the name of human rights and political struggle, Australian pomp like Joe Collins manipulated the news by his own political agenda by saying that he concerned about Papuan safety. Read the rest of this entry »

BP Shattered illusions

March 19, 2008

Radio Pikonane: Connecting Papua’s Central Highlands

March 19, 2008

Communication and Information are the blood of social change. Conecting Papua’s central highlands to some cities and other areas means an acceleration of information exchange in Papua. Hopefully the positive development of communication sytem will increase the awareness of all Papuan on the importance of Radio. Most importantly, the process of disseminating information by Radio should be free from political struggle, either in local election competition or the independence movement. Related news Radio Connects Remote Papuan Village

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The Indonesian military is not genocidal

March 19, 2008

August 2006 in The Australian Financial Review, Sidney Jones wrote a very interesting analysis on Indonesian Military in Papua Province. She said that over the last five years, serious human rights violations by Indonesian Military in Papua have become more infrequent and usually in response to the use of violence by others. I think all Papuan should work hand in hand to further push Indonesian Military reform in one side, and bury the movement of the OPM (Free Papua Organization) in other side because the OPM is no more a reliable source than the military in terms of reporting on incidents of human rights violation in Papua. Read the rest of this entry »

Unreasonable Restrictions on International Access to West Papua

March 15, 2008

Eni Faleomavaega and Donald Payne are really serious on Papua issue. Their letter to UN General Secretary then followed by a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The new letter which was dated 5 March 2008, stressed on restriction on international access to Papua and West Papua Province. It is now clear that Eni Faleomavaega was really upset by the treatment during his visit on November 2007 to Papua. They even enclosed photos and DVD capture Indonesia military’s overact of force during Congressman Faleomavaega’s visit, then Eni conclude that the overacting military showed a pattern of Indonesian military’s misuse of force. Read the rest of this entry »

Higher Tangguh LNG price

March 15, 2008

Hopefully the higher Tangguh LNG Price will also benefited Papuan.

JAKARTA, March 14 (Reuters) – Indonesia will ask China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to increase its price for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the BP-led (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research) Tangguh project in Papua, an energy watchdog official said on Friday.

CNOOC (CEO.N: Quote, Profile, Research)(0883.HK: Quote, Profile, Research), which has a 17 percent stake in Tangguh, has contracted to lift 2.6 million tonnes a year — about a third of its capacity — over 25 years to a new terminal in Fujian. Read the rest of this entry »

Reduction of HIV/AIDS Funding to Indonesia

March 15, 2008

Two days ago I read news on HIV/AIDS Funding to Indonesia. I think we all should take serious attention on fund reduction to fight HIV/AIDS because it will affect the program to reduce and prevent the spread HIV/AIDS infection among our people. Especially in Papua and West Papua, the spread of infections already enter general population. In this case, it is an obligation for all element of Papuan to fight HIV/AIDS.

Reference : Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report

Global Challenges | International Donors Expected To Reduce HIV/AIDS Funding to Indonesia, Officials Say
[Mar 13, 2008]

International donors are expected to “drastically” reduce their contributions to HIV/AIDS programs in Indonesia in part because donors now consider the country to be a middle-income nation, Indonesian Welfare Minister Aburizal Barkie said Wednesday, Reuters reports. Foreign aid currently accounts for 70% of the funds for HIV/AIDS services in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Transall C-160 cargo aircraft erupts in flames in Indonesia

March 8, 2008
By Leithen Francis

A Transport Allianz Transall C-160 cargo aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Manunggal Air Service was gutted by fire yesterday soon after landing at an airport in west Papua.

The two pilots, a flight engineer and three loadmasters escaped safely from the aircraft which caught fire at 08:36 yesterday at Wamena airport in west Papua moments after completing a flight from the west Papuan city of Jayapura, Manunggal Air Service operations manager Tjonhar Azya says from the airline’s offices in Jakarta. Read the rest of this entry »

Government to make legal umbrella for West Papua

March 6, 2008

Special autonomy is still on going process and we can not say whether it is successful or fail. Papuan leading figures are working very hard to support development particularly in the transportation sector in an effort to boost economic growth in Papua and West Papua. It is very fortunate that Indonesia is democratic now, that is why the government, federal and local both are very serious in their efforts to build Papua. Recent development of the meeting between Papuan leading figures and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is very promising to guarantee the successfulness of special autonomy. Read the rest of this entry »

Britain’s Duke of York in Jakarta

March 4, 2008

Antara | Tue, 03/04/2008 4:17 PM | BusinessThe Duke of York, formerly known as Prince Andrew; fourth in line to the British throne, is currently in Indonesia on a four-day trade and investment promotion visit.

The prince, 47, who is United Kingdom’s special envoy for international trade and investment, arrived in Jakarta on Monday and is scheduled to stay until March 6.

According to British Embassy’s Head of Press and Public Affairs section Faye Belnis, the Duke of York met with Trade Minister Marie Pangestu and State Minister for Information and Communication Sofyan Djalil earlier today, after meeting Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo on Monday.

She added that the prince will be meeting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday.

The duke is also scheduled to visit the British Petroleum (BP) company in Tangguh, Papua, and will also meet with cabinet ministers, government officials, British companies representatives and some members of the British community in the country. (amr)

Students stage rallies across Papua in call for referendum on self determination

March 4, 2008

Referendum for Papua was held in the name of Act of Free Choice in 1969. Today some elements of People who live in Papua call for referendum on self determination. Why? Dissatisfction to the condition of Papua, mismanagement of development and political repression are the main cause of such demand. Read the rest of this entry »

On US Congress Letter to UN

March 4, 2008

Why did two senior members of  of the Committee of Foreign Affairs on West Papua
Congress of the United States sent a concern letter regarding condition  in West Papua to the United Nations?

Donald M. Payne and Eni F.H. Faleomavaega signed a letter that can be interpreted in at least three ways. Read the rest of this entry »

Jamie SW of the Heathlander

March 2, 2008

Jamie SW is one of my favorite writters, he wrote a very wide range of ideas, opinions and analysis on human security in the world. In his article “Killing a Nation“, Jamie and Andrew  made some comments on Free West Papua Blog. I am flattered  and I do realise my crudeness in writing my opinions, but all based on information and research. For example, information on Richard Samuelson was from Exeter and I checked it twice. I am sorry if such information was not true, but none of readers correct it. Please correct me if I am wrong. Read the rest of this entry »