Maluku to exploit Indonesia cooperation with Southwest Pacific

March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 15:09 WIB | National ANTARA

Ambon (ANTARA News) – The government of Maluku province will improve the local people`s welfare by optimally exploiting cooperation between Indonesia and Southwest Pacific countries. Read the rest of this entry »

OBAMA GOES HOME : Jakarta return a unique opportunity

March 21, 2010

Asia Times online

(Note: This article was written before United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Indonesia was postponed until June)

DENPASAR, Bali – Indonesia remains one of the world’s greatest stories never told. United States President Barack Obama’s visit from March 23 to 25 to the country where he spent four years – as schoolboy Barry Soetoro with an Indonesian stepfather – provides an opportunity to enlighten Americans about this sprawling archipelago that has emerged as the world’s third-largest democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuan radicals behind Freeport attacks

March 19, 2010

Reuters reported that Separatists in Indonesia’s politically sensitive Papua province were behind deadly attacks in 2009 on workers near a mine run by a unit of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

Quake strikes Indonesia’s Papua

March 13, 2010

Mar 13, 2010 9:21 AM | By Sapa-dpa Times Live

A magnitude-6 earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua before midday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, geophysicists said. Read the rest of this entry »

How to deliver peace in troubled Papua province

March 7, 2010

P.M. Erza Killian, Malang | Mon, 03/01/2010 1:11 PM | Opinion Jakarta Post

A series of threats and violence in the mining area of PT Freeport Indonesia is unlikely to cease despite the death of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) leader Kelly Kwalik, who was believed to be behind the terror in Papua. Read the rest of this entry »

UNEP awards Indonesia for its ocean initiatives

March 5, 2010

Dr. Tonny Wagey and Elshinta Suyoso-Marsden | Tue, 03/02/2010 2:16 PM | Life. Jakarta Post

In late 2007, during the preparation for the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Jakarta, the national committee paid a visit to Jusuf Kalla, then the vice president of RI, to inform him of this initiative.

Kalla asked a straight-to-the point question, “This is a good idea for Indonesia as we have vast amount of marine resources. But what United Nations Organization deals with marine issues, and if you know which one, do you have their support at this conference?” Read the rest of this entry »