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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
December 11, 2009
This early December 2009, less then 5 papuans and several British citizens gathered in Westminster to demonstrate a small disturbance to the peaceful development of Papua and West Papua provinces. Read the rest of this entry »
November 29, 2009
West Papua Review (WPR) has denounced Free West Papua Campaign UK (FWPC-UK) after FWPC set up several hidden agenda to create conflict in Papua, especially by provoking Papuan people in Papua and West Papua to incite open conflict among people and local government.
A politically and economically motivated campaign that would undermined the credibility of FWPC will be held on the 1st of December. Although FWPC is only a little local disturbance in London, but Papuan could not tolerate its cruel intention of sacrificing ordinary people while they enjoy the benefit.
Do we ever wonder, how is the accountability of FWPC ? Do they report the money they receive for selling their campaign? Why do the pictures and films of their greedy faces are every where on the internet? Is it to get more money?
Please do not listen to the lies of FWPC, please be careful and be cautious with whatever they say, check and cross check to the authorities in Papua and West Papua.
October 6, 2009
Nethy Darma Somba , The Jakarta Post , Jayapura, Papua | Tue, 06 October 2009 3:56 PM | National
The Papua administration will send Rp 1 billion (US$ 100,000) in cash, and medicines worth Rp 200 million for earthquake victims in Padang and Jambi.
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October 5, 2009
BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific
October 5, 2009
Excerpt from report by Papua New Guinea Post-Courier website on 5 October
[By Harlyne Joku]
The Indonesian embassy has opened its doors over the weekend [3-4 October] to West Papuans living in Port Moresby to reconfirm their intention to be repatriated to their homes in Indonesia’s Papua Province. Read the rest of this entry »
September 16, 2009
To access the full report including the extensive footnotes visit the International Crisis Group website (registration required).
NO PART OF INDONESIA generates as much distorted reporting the western half of New Guinea that has been home to an independence movement since the 1960s. Some sources, mostly outside Indonesia, paint a picture of a closed killing field where the Indonesian army, backed by militia forces, perpetrates genocide against a defenceless people struggling for freedom. A variant has the army and multinational companies joining forces to despoil Papua and rob it of its own resources. Read the rest of this entry »
September 2, 2009
Remember, three years ago democracy has been installed in Papua and West Papua.
From Editorial, The Jakarta Post July 2006
After four months of waiting, the people of Papua and West Irian Jaya provinces finally saw the leaders they elected back in March take office Monday. Abraham Octavianus Atururi and Rahimin Katjong entered the history books as the first governor and deputy governor of West Irian Jaya. Their inauguration Monday should close the protracted debate over the legality of the province, a debate which colored the gubernatorial election there. Read the rest of this entry »
August 25, 2009
After several years blogging about Papua, I realise that most of the readers of my blog are human rights activists, academics, government researchers, separatist activists, Indonesian military and intelligence officials, UK Police officials, Australian officials, well educated Papuans, mining business players, environmentalists, etc. I am only guessing by interpreting thousands comments that came to me. A very usual watchers of Papua.
I want to share my personal feeling while writing articles in my blog. My first impression is there are so many hatred and threat to me, not only from Papuan separatist groups but also from Indonesia (possibly military). I have a thesis: perpetual conflict will only exist as long as there is no communication, and I can say that there is no real communication between Indonesian government and Papua separatist movement for more than 40 years. Read the rest of this entry »
August 15, 2009
Benny Wenda, West Papuan criminal who killed a policeman several years ago, self claimed leader of West Papuan, and a small number of West Papuans living in Netherland demonstrated opposite the Netherlands Embassy in London, to mark their protest against the New York Agreement, 15 August 1962. Read the rest of this entry »
July 23, 2009
The Republic of West Papua is a separatist-proposed state lead by Benny Wenda that would give empty hope to the people of Western New Guinea (the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua).
The Republic of West Papua was never declared even during the period of the withdrawal of the Dutch in 1963, but the act of free choice decided by West Papuan leaders to integrate to Indonesia Read the rest of this entry »
July 22, 2009
Who gets to benefit from the bloody higher tension in Papua and West Papua provinces? Should independent investigation be allowed for upholding justice to its very roots? The issue will be debated in a long process of disclosure, and there is no guarantee that the result could determine whether Indonesian military and the Papua Freedom Movement will confess their crimes.
What to expect ? I am tired of seeing both sides Indonesian Military and Papua Freedom Movement taking benefits of the conflict. Both sides are very clever and cunning in generating public opinions and defending each position to get more benefits in the future. None of them care about human rights. Read the rest of this entry »
July 15, 2009
From the bottom of my heart I would say the opinion below is very important to be read. For many years I share similar feeling when it comes to mysteries in West Papua. That is why the foundation of my perspective is that both sides Indonesian security and Free Papua Movement are close friends. While most of ordinary Papuan people (about 1.5 million) dan ordinary non-Papuan people (about 2 million) are victims.
The Jakarta Post | Tue, 07/14/2009 9:40 AM | Opinion
As Indonesia’s easternmost province thousands of kilometers away from the nation’s capital Jakarta, Papua is a land full of mystery that baffles but attracts many outsiders. The thick and dense tropical rainforest that covers most of the rugged and mountainous province hides not only many secrets but also inexplicable events.
One of these unfortunately is a series of tragic fatal incidents. The death of three people in a shootout near the giant gold and copper mining operation in Timika at the weekend is another event which, going by history, will thicken the mysterious cloud above Papua. Read the rest of this entry »