Celebrating direct election of 2 Papuan Governors

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 »

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December 6, 2007

Indonesia’s Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu during an interview with Reuters in Nusa Dua, Bali island December 5, 2007. Indonesia’s Papua offers seven million hectares of pristine rainforest under a pay-and-preserve plan to help the world deal with global warming, the governor said on the sidelines of the Bali climate talks. Picture taken December 5, 2007. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA)

True Hero of West Papua

December 5, 2007

BARNABAS SUEBU, the Governor of Papua, works for West Papuan people and peacefully channels West Papuan aspirations to the central Government of Indonesia which has legally and helpfully developed the land of WEST PAPUA, for many years.
Now the American magazine “TIME” has called him a “Hero of the Environment”. They have invited him to London for a “Heroes Awards Ceremony”. They say he is a “hero” because he wants Western countries like Britain and the USA to pay millions of dollars to Indonesia not to cut down the forests.
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