April 30, 2009
Updated at: 1600 PST, Thursday, April 30, 2009
JAKARTA: The commander of an Indonesian army battalion which revolted against its officers in the restive province of Papua has been dismissed from his post, an army spokesman said Thursday.
The move came a day after about 200 troops rioted over their officers’ reported refusal to pay the full costs of returning a dead soldier’s body to his family in another province. Read the rest of this entry »
April 30, 2009
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 04/30/2009 7:39 AM | National
Army chief of staff Gen. Agustadi Sasongko flew to Sentani in Papua to meet protesting soldiers who had put Papua on red alert.
On Thursday, Papua Military spokesman Lt. Col. Susilo said Agustadi had left Jakarta on Wednesday night, soon after the soldiers’ violent protest over what they said had been the theft of their money.
“Last night, Bapak (Agustadi) left Jakarta and this morning arrives here, and will head to Sentani to meet the soldiers immediately,” Sasongko told Antara news agency. Read the rest of this entry »
April 30, 2009
News from Nick Chesterfield:
Today at 5:58am
Media Release: Indonesia 29 April, 2009
Fears for Journalists Hiding from Rioting Soldiers in Indonesia
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is extremely worried
for the safety of a team of journalists in Indonesia, who tonight are
reported to be in hiding in Jayapura, Papua Province, as hundreds of
soldiers of the Indonesian army riot in the town.
Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI), an IFJ affiliate, reports that the
journalists were reporting on a military event in Jayapura today when
they observed soldiers attacking an army camp. One of the team took
photos of the attack. Read the rest of this entry »
April 27, 2009
The news is not intended for propaganda to disrespect Indonesian Police Corps, but must be highlighted for improvement of Community Policing in West Papua. Please be careful with the clueless opinion from Free Papua linkages who loves to sacrifice West Papuan peoples for personal political benefit.
Why does it happen? I hope justice will lead the way.
Please read it carefully.
A drunk police officer in restive Papua Province allegedly shot a man dead after a brief fight, a local police chief said on Sunday.
Godhelp Mansnembra, the police chief for the district, said that a motorcycle taxi driver, identified as MSS, was shot by a district police officer, identified as EK, after a brawl in a Kadun Jaya village bar. Read the rest of this entry »
April 25, 2009
The Jakarta Post
April 25, 2009
by Dicky Christanto
Recent bomb attacks linked to the legislative elections in
troubled Papua province may have been orchestrated by a single
group, police said Friday.
They said a forensic laboratory report showed that explosive
materials used in both bombings were the same. Read the rest of this entry »
April 23, 2009
In one side, this time I should say it is bad for the improvement of human rights situation in West Papua, but on the other side there is a big question why ICRC so interested in criminal prisoner and not interested in terrorist prisoner? Or maybe from a conspiracy perspective there are hidden foreign efforts to destroy Indonesian democracy by supporting too much on secessionist rights.
Report By Sunanda Creagh
JAKARTA, April 23 (Reuters) – Indonesia has ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to leave the politically sensitive Papua region after its officials visited separatists in jail, the foreign ministry said.
Papua, the underdeveloped but resource-rich western half of New Guinea island where independence activists have waged a separatist campaign for decades, is geographically isolated and foreign journalists need special permission to visit. Read the rest of this entry »
April 16, 2009
The Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) releases a provocative statement about increasing tensions in West Papua.
AWPA is calling on the Australian Foreign minister to raise the continuing deteriorating situation in West Papua with the Indonesian President and urge him in particular to control the security forces in West Papua as a way of avoiding further escalation of the situation and avoiding possible bloodshed.
Joe Collins (the agent of provocateur) of AWPA said that recent incidents in West Papua including the ambush on Wednesday the 15 April in which a policeman was killed and six others wounded by an unidentified group in Tingginambut in the Puncak Jaya district of West Papua “may have been instigated by third parties out to distrupt the Presidential election as the Indonesian President’s talk of reform is not welcome by all members of the security forces”.
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Joe Collins “the agent” is familiar with the situation in Indonesia. That is why he could easily understand about the potential conflict inside Indonesia. If Joe is a sincere person, he will not provoke the situation by adding more easily burn ammo about the possible bloodsheed. Who are the third parties? Is it Australian intelligence? Is it Wiranto’s loyal followers? Is it Prabowo’s para military groups?
Who is Joe Collins ?
Please inform the world if you know even a little piece of information about the game that Joe Collins plays.
April 11, 2009
Plainclothes police examine the body of a man who died in an attack on a police post in Jayapura, Indonesia’s Papua province April 9, 2009. Indonesia’s Papua province was hit by violence on Thursday, including an attack on a police post by about 100 people, hours before voting was due to start in parliamentary elections, police said. Police opened fire, killing one person, when the crowd attacked the police post in Jayapura with bows and arrows and petrol bombs, Papua Police Chief Bagus Ekodanto said by telephone. (Copyright: Reuters)
Demonstration in West Papua (Copyright: Antara)
Many thanks to Benny Wenda and all his British supporters for bringing suffering upon the West Papuan people. O Heavenly Father, we come to you with our heart full of fear. We are so afraid of where we will end up, we need your guidance and love at this moment. Please send us a miracle to bring peace to the place where we call home. Help us Father, please dont leave our sight. Be with us all the time…AMEN
April 9, 2009
Indonesia is known throughout the world as an ethnic melting pot. This is something we should take pride in, not be embarrassed or angered about. Despite our history of segregation and racial and religious intolerance during the New Order era, we are the most diverse country on the planet. I don’t think it is any accident that after 1998 reform we are also the most successful country on the planet either.
People like Benny Wenda and Richard Samuelson want to divide our great country into ethnic groups with special rights and privileges. If we are to move forward as a nation, towards a greater good, we need to leave these fools in the dust bins of history.
There is, unfortunately, a select group who will continue to promote racial intolerance and hatred in West Papua such as Free West Papua Campaign (FWPC) in UK. By dividing Melanesian and Indonesian, Benny Wenda makes a high tension among people who live in West Papua. There are about 300 ethnic groups in West Papua, more than 2 millions Melanesian formed by 250 tribes and 1 millions mixed Papuan and other ethnic groups, and 1 millions people migrate from about 50 different ethnic groups live harmoniously in the peaceful land of Papua.
This is however another thing that makes Indonesia great, the freedom to be a “jackass” if you want to be. Please be careful with the intention of Benny Wenda’s racism