Air Maleo to start cargo operations in West Papua, Indonesia

February 28, 2010

By Leithen Francis FlightGlobal


Indonesian cargo start-up Air Maleo aims to start flying next month, using two Fokker F27 freighters.

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West Papuan rights lawyer calls for peaceful dialogue with Jakarta

February 26, 2010

Posted at 05:41 on 25 February, 2010 UTC RNZI

A prominent West Papuan human rights lawyer is using a speaking tour of Australia to promote the need for a peaceful solution to problems in Indonesia’s troubled Papua region. Read the rest of this entry »

Foreign fishing activity threatening Papua`s marine life

February 25, 2010

February 22, 2010 20:25 WIB ANTARA

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The operations of many foreign fishermen in Papua waters have become a serious problem to Indonesia as they increasingly use equipment that damage the province`s coral reefs and other biota. Read the rest of this entry »

Freeport has yet to help Papua: DPD

February 25, 2010

Markus Makur, The Jakarta Post, Timika | Wed, 02/24/2010 10:10 AM | National

PT Freeport Indonesia has not helped develop human resources in Papua, particularly in the Amungme and Kamoro tribes, a member of the Regional Representatives’ Council (DPD) says. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Has a Vital Role to Play In Disaster Mitigation Efforts: BNPB

February 22, 2010

February 20, 2010 Jakarta Globe

The National Disaster Management Agency launched its 2010-14 plans for disaster risk reduction on Friday, stressing that the public needed to be more aware of disaster relief and be prepared. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuan activist Kaisiëpo dies

February 1, 2010

Published on 31 January 2010 – 8:56pm Radio Netherlands

In the Netherlands, Papuan activist VIktor Kaisiëpo has died in his home town of Amersfoort at the age of 61.

Mr Kaisiëpo devoted his life to the right to self-determination of the Indonesian province of Papua, the former Dutch colonial possession. of Dutch New Guinea. He was spokesperson for the West Papua People’s Front, the federation of Papuan organisations in the Netherlands.

Mr Kaisiëpo also lobbied the United Nations to promote the rights of his people as well as the rights of other indiginous peoples. He was born in Dutch New Guinea, but his family left for the Netherlands when the territory was handed over to Indonesia in 1962. Mr Kaisiëpo’s father was also a well-known activist for Papuan independence.

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