US sees RI as important ally in evolving new foreign policy

May 1, 2009

Lilian Budianto , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 04/30/2009 3:20 PM | World

US President Barack Obama’s 100-day-old administration has “re-energized US foreign policy with a fresh diplomatic approach” in a movement that “re-established the leadership” of the super power amid global tensions, a spokesman for the Indonesian president said.

Spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said on Wednesday Indonesia holds the new US administration in high regard, but added it might be too soon to define political achievements made under the pledge of “soft diplomacy” toward Arab nations. Read the rest of this entry »

Indonesia dismisses commander over troop revolt

April 30, 2009

Updated at: 1600 PST, Thursday, April 30, 2009

JAKARTA: The commander of an Indonesian army battalion which revolted against its officers in the restive province of Papua has been dismissed from his post, an army spokesman said Thursday.

The move came a day after about 200 troops rioted over their officers’ reported refusal to pay the full costs of returning a dead soldier’s body to his family in another province. Read the rest of this entry »

Army chief flies to Papua to quell rampage

April 30, 2009

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 04/30/2009 7:39 AM | National

Army chief of staff Gen. Agustadi Sasongko flew to Sentani in Papua to meet protesting soldiers who had put Papua on red alert.

On Thursday, Papua Military spokesman Lt. Col. Susilo said Agustadi had left Jakarta on Wednesday night, soon after the soldiers’ violent protest over what they said had been the theft of their money.

“Last night, Bapak (Agustadi) left Jakarta and this morning arrives here, and will head to Sentani to meet the soldiers immediately,” Sasongko told Antara news agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Fears for Journalists Hiding from Rioting Soldiers in Indonesia

April 30, 2009

News from Nick Chesterfield:

Today at 5:58am

Media Release: Indonesia 29 April, 2009

Fears for Journalists Hiding from Rioting Soldiers in Indonesia

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is extremely worried
for the safety of a team of journalists in Indonesia, who tonight are
reported to be in hiding in Jayapura, Papua Province, as hundreds of
soldiers of the Indonesian army riot in the town.
Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI), an IFJ affiliate, reports that the
journalists were reporting on a military event in Jayapura today when
they observed soldiers attacking an army camp. One of the team took
photos of the attack. Read the rest of this entry »

Policeman Kills Ojek Driver in Bar Brawl

April 27, 2009

Non-Political News.

The news is not intended for propaganda to disrespect Indonesian Police Corps, but must be highlighted for improvement of Community Policing in West Papua. Please be careful with the clueless opinion from Free Papua linkages who loves to sacrifice West Papuan peoples for personal political benefit.

Why does it happen? I hope justice will lead the way.

Please read it carefully.

A drunk police officer in restive Papua Province allegedly shot a man dead after a brief fight, a local police chief said on Sunday.

Godhelp Mansnembra, the police chief for the district, said that a motorcycle taxi driver, identified as MSS, was shot by a district police officer, identified as EK, after a brawl in a Kadun Jaya village bar. Read the rest of this entry »

Indonesia Orders ICRC Out of Papua Over Jail Visits

April 23, 2009

In one side, this time I should say it is bad for the improvement of human rights situation in West Papua, but on the other side there is a big question why ICRC so interested in criminal prisoner and not interested in terrorist prisoner? Or maybe from a conspiracy perspective there are hidden foreign efforts to destroy Indonesian democracy by supporting too much on secessionist rights.

Report By Sunanda Creagh

JAKARTA, April 23 (Reuters) – Indonesia has ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to leave the politically sensitive Papua region after its officials visited separatists in jail, the foreign ministry said.

Papua, the underdeveloped but resource-rich western half of New Guinea island where independence activists have waged a separatist campaign for decades, is geographically isolated and foreign journalists need special permission to visit. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuan separatists held police officer for hours

March 29, 2009

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Sun, 03/29/2009 1:51 PM | National

A Papuan separatist group (TPN/OPM) had on Saturday held a Supiori police officer hostage for seven hours, confiscating his revolver, reported on Sunday.

Papua police chief Bagus Ekodanto confirmed on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday and that the officer had been released and is currently at Supiori police station. Read the rest of this entry »

Exiled Papuan rebel offers peaceful solution to Indonesia

March 21, 2009

Jakarta – An exiled separatist leader seeking independence for Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region called Friday for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Nicholas Jouwe, 85, the Dutch-based co-founder of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), returned to Indonesia Wednesday for the first time after more than 40 years in exile. Read the rest of this entry »

Meeting between military and civil society in Manokwari

November 30, 2008

Another important news update from TAPOL.

Report received from LP3BH, Institute for Analysing, Investigation and Development of Human Aid

A meeting convened by the local military commander, Lt.Col Irham Waroihanwas which was held in Manokwari on 28 November was attended by local military officers, local civil society leaders and representatives of NGOs.

Opening the meeting, the military commander said the aim of the meeting was to exchange thoughts in connection with the plan of the President to visit Manokwari on 20 December, and possible developments in the area on 1 and 14 December. He urged all those present to keep in communication with each other so as to avoid mutual suspicions and to ensure that any developments could be resolved peacefully, without resort to violence. Read the rest of this entry »

President meets with traditional kings and sultans

November 30, 2008

11/30/08 07:06

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here Saturday met with traditional kings and sultans grouped in the Nusantara Forum of Palaces and called on them to help safeguard the country`s national heritages.

“Indonesia has a variety of cultures, arts and civilizations which show the greatness of the country. As the head of state, I expect all kings and sultans to play a role in preserving and developing the national heritages ,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Human rights: business responsibility

November 29, 2008

What are the human rights responsibilities of corporations? Christine Bader, BP’s manager of policy development currently on secondment to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for business & human rights, provides an overview of the current debate.

Business is increasingly multinational, and corporations from all countries continue to grow in scale and scope. But with this expanded breadth, business can increasingly impact on human rights, both positively and negatively. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Papuan refugees return to Indonesia from Australia: ministry

November 29, 2008

Agence France-Presse – 11/29/2008 10:28 AM GMT

Two Papuans out of a group of 43 asylum seekers who fled Indonesia in 2006, triggering a diplomatic row with Australia, have returned home, the foreign affairs ministry said Saturday. Yunus Wainggai and his young daughter Anike were repatriated more than two years after they travelled by boat to northern Australia led by Papuan separatist activist Herman Wainggai.

“There was no force whatsoever in their decision to return home,” foreign affairs ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told AFP. “Yunus felt that he had been cheated by Herman. He was promised some money and a job but they were not realised. Yunus also told us that he missed his home and relatives,” he said. Faizasyah did not elaborate on how Yunus and Herman were related. The father and daughter flew from the Australian city of Canberra to the capital Jakarta through a transit in Denpasar, Bali. “It’s up to them to decide when they want to return to Papua,” Faizasyah said. Read the rest of this entry »

Lack of midwives and high mortality rate; education facilities very inadequate according to Governor

November 27, 2008

Wake up !!!

Indonesian citizen in Papua should work hand in hand to develop education facilities.

Indonesian citizen in Jakarta and other advance cities should pay more attention to help us…are we your brother or not !!!

Please read this ! Very Important News from Tapol

Kompas, 21 November 2008

The mortality rate of mothers and babies is very high in the provinces of Papua and West Papua because of a serious shortage of midwives, according to the director of the Mothers’ Health Department of the Indonesian Department of Health, Bagus Sukasuara. Read the rest of this entry »

Two quakes hit West Papua on Monday

November 25, 2008

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Two earthquakes respectively measuring 5.2 and 5.5 on the Richter scale hit West Papua Province, on Monday.

The national meteorological and geophysics office said here on Monday that the 5.2-magnitude quake occurred at 12.23 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB). Read the rest of this entry »

Benny Wenda Gives a pack of lies to Catholic peace and Justice group in Liverpool.

November 24, 2008

Nov 24, 2008

I will support  Benny Wenda if Indonesia still held the military and autocratic New Order system. But since 1998, a big change happened in Indonesia and all Indonesian can speak freely and openly to the world about everything. Indonesian press is also one of the freest in the world today. My only reaction to Benny Wenda campaign in UK is that please stop telling lies to British people. I will suggest Benny Wenda to go home and see the development in Papua by his own eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Papuans left Australia to ‘avoid crime charge’ ???

November 23, 2008

“They (Papuans) came home by their own will, that’s what I know. Australia has its laws, we have ours. If they were involved in a crime, I think they should be punished. Many Australians have been punished here in Indonesia,” Setyawati said Wednesday.

Indonesian Alfons Adadikam following the instruction of Herman Wainggai tries his best to propagate lies abot Hana Gobay and Yubel Kareni.

Angela Flassy , The Jakarta Post , Jayapura | Fri, 11/21/2008 1:16 PM | The Archipelago

The return home from Australia of two Papuan asylum seekers was due to legal problems arising from the couples ongoing incidence of domestic violence — and nothing else, Alfons Adadikam, chairman of the Melbourne based Victoria West Papua Association (VIWPA) said. He criticized the Indonesian government for using the repatriation for political gain and said the repatriation was for no other reason. Read the rest of this entry »

Special Report: Defending Papua, RI’s main agenda in Pacific region

November 19, 2008

Fri, 11/14/2008 11:03 AM | World

Indonesia’s relations with countries in the Pacific region have received sparse media attention in recent times. However, a series of recent incidents and demonstrations have brought into question Indonesia’s right to sovereignty over Papua. The Jakarta Post’s Abdul Khalik joined an Indonesian delegation in a dialog last week with senior officials from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Port Moresby to discuss problems along the 760-kilometer-long border the countries share. The event was preceded by a visit by Indonesian officials to the border town of Merauke in Papua. The following are reports from the event. Read the rest of this entry »

More lies on West Papua Story

November 13, 2008

It is normal for both democratic Indonesia and the United Kingdom to see exiles from West Papua demonstrated in Reading Festival to instigate a packed audience that included the mayor and mayoress about their fight for separating Papua province from Indonesia. South East MEP Dr Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, also spoke at the meeting on October 17, 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

ProFauna Parrots Campaign

November 12, 2008

ProFauna Parrots Campaign (12.11.2008 — 06:21:43)
Together with Local Communities, ProFauna Campaigns on Parrot Protection in Manokwari, West Papua
ProFauna’s parrots campaign in Papua.


Thousands of parrots are caught from the wild in Papua and North Maluku to supply domestic and international illegal wildlife trade. This trade is valued at over 1 million USD. ProFauna‘s campaigns engage local people in the hope of raising their awareness.

( – Thousands of parrots are caught from the wild in Papua and North Maluku to supply domestic and international illegal wildlife trade. In the 2001-2002 Flying without Wings report, the Indonesian wildlife protection NGO, ProFauna Indonesia (, revealed evidence that an average of 15,000 parrots were caught from the wild to supply the pet markets. Among the

parrots poached from the wild in West Papua are black-capped Lories (Lorius lorry), sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), Eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus), and rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglosus haematodus). Read the rest of this entry »

Email Harassment

November 11, 2008

How to stop email harassment?

I am on an active wordpress blog, and all of a sudden this one person said things about me and my blog which are not true. This is done thru comments, and another person makes similar harassment comment and is going to file a report to the FBI in the United States and tell them where to find me. I know it’s not true, and I know there is nothing to find, but those scums keep sending spam comments, and it is really annoying. Is there anything that can be done????

Yes, we can rest easy, because people can threaten all they want. People can comment all they want. But, if you have done nothing wrong, nothing should be worried about.

As far as legal action for you to take, you can consult an authority if you wish. But, be prepared for the detail information to win a case of this nature. My experience, it is very effective because finally the email harassment stopped only after I report it to the authority in UK.

The cowards are always afraid because they have done something wrong. In the case of my blog, which tells the world about the objective situation in Papua, some cowards now give up their efforts to stop me from blogging. By the way, be always careful with impersonating email by those cowards so you will not need to make an apology in the future. Thanks God, the truth is always protected from evil acts. Thanks to the UK Police.