Indonesia: new ambush targets Freeport personnel in militarized West Papua

January 26, 2010

Claims by Indonesia authorities that the killing of West Papuan rebel leader Kelly Kwalik last month would improve security in the province’s restive Timika region were dashed Jan. 24 when nine people traveling in a convoy of US mining company Freeport-McMoran were injured in an ambush. Papua police said gunmen fired at two buses and four other vehicles carrying Freeport employees and family members on the highway between the mine and Kuala Kencana town. The injured included one US and one South African national working at the Grasberg gold and copper mine, the teenage daughter of a mine employee, and four Mobile Brigade police officers. (Jakarta Globe, Jan. 25) Read the rest of this entry »

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Foreign Investors to Rise Agriculture Investments in Papua

January 25, 2010

JAYAPURA, PAPUA

The Agriculture Department said more foreign and domestic investors are interested to food and agriculture potentials of Papua and China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore are venturing opportunities to invest in food estate projects in the island. Read the rest of this entry »


Indonesia’s West Papua should use special autonomy status wisely: MP

January 13, 2010

JAKARTA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Indonesia’s West Papua province should use special autonomy status wisely to build the region, representatives of the region said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Keerom district should be RI`s showcase on PNG border

January 13, 2010

Jayapura (ANTARA News) – Keerom district bordering Papua New Guinea (PNG) should be treated as the country`s “front yard” and therefore it should have adequate public facilities and a community welfare improved through empowerment programs, a regional official said. Read the rest of this entry »


Happy New Year

January 1, 2010

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