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 »