West Papua: Land of Peace

December 1, 2008

The West Papua: Land of Peace campaign was initiated by religious leaders in West Papua to help promote peace, justice and human rights in West Papua.

West Papua is situated 250kms north of Australia. The eastern half of the island is the independent state of New Guinea. In recent years the western half of the island has been know variously as Irian Jaya (the Indonesian term for the territory), West Papua or simply Papua. Read the rest of this entry »

New provinces must work hard to catch up with older ones : President Yudhoyono

August 5, 2008

News from ANTARA about new provinces in Indonesia can depict the picture of problem in West Papua is part of national problem and it happens in almost every new provinces that was created as a part of democracy and people’s demand.

We can start to understand the atmosphere of democracy throughout Indonesia including in West Papua.

Here is the news:

Pangkalpinang (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said new provinces should not merely have the spirit to progress but also work hard to catch up with older and more developed provinces.

“The spirit and ideals should be maintained because everybody wants to make progress,” the president said at a meeting with Bangka Belitung (Babel) community leaders here on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »