Papuan separatists held police officer for hours

March 29, 2009

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Sun, 03/29/2009 1:51 PM | National

A Papuan separatist group (TPN/OPM) had on Saturday held a Supiori police officer hostage for seven hours, confiscating his revolver, kompas.com reported on Sunday.

Papua police chief Bagus Ekodanto confirmed on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday and that the officer had been released and is currently at Supiori police station. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exiled Papuan rebel offers peaceful solution to Indonesia

March 21, 2009

Jakarta – An exiled separatist leader seeking independence for Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region called Friday for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Nicholas Jouwe, 85, the Dutch-based co-founder of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), returned to Indonesia Wednesday for the first time after more than 40 years in exile. Read the rest of this entry »


The benefits of conflict in West Papua for Benny Wenda

March 9, 2009

(West Papua Review)

It is very interesting how the benefits of conflict may also take on different forms as follow:

  1. Economic profits
  2. Political power
  3. Psychological pleasure

A trustful sources from Oxford shared a shocking information about how Benny Wenda took a lot of benefits from false story about conflict in West Papua. Read the rest of this entry »


Jailed Aussie tourists free

March 6, 2009

The decision of  The High Court of Jayapura restores public trust and confidence in the justice system of Indonesia. I am glad that the influence of my blog is increasing in Indonesia because some rumors spread that my comment on the 5 Australian case was read by Indonesian authorities.

Here is the news

Jailed Aussie tourists to come home

From correspondents in Denpasar, Bali

March 05, 2009 10:47pm

(herald sun) AN Indonesian court has overturned the convictions of five Australians sentenced to prison for illegally entering West Papua in a light plane last year. Read the rest of this entry »