The British Human Rights Report 2007

March 29, 2008

A very important note was stated in British Human Rights Report 2007.  I think it would be great if a peaceful dialogue among Papuan, Papua local government, Indonesia central government, Indonesian civil society, Papuan local NGO, and national NGO can be held openly and sincerely. The implementation of special autonomy should be discussed carefully in an honest atmosphere as a vital step to resolve the complex problem of Papua. Hostile action and negative propaganda by some radicals should be stopped. Violation of human rights by some military unit should also be stopped. At the same time, during the process of dialogue among parties in Papua, restrictions on access to Papua by NGOs and journalists should be loosen, so the world will see the reality of positive development in Papua. Hopefully, some irresponsible Papuan who take economical and political opportunity in foreign countries will realise that their action is only worsening the situation in Papua.

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Britain’s Duke of York in Jakarta

March 4, 2008

Antara | Tue, 03/04/2008 4:17 PM | BusinessThe Duke of York, formerly known as Prince Andrew; fourth in line to the British throne, is currently in Indonesia on a four-day trade and investment promotion visit.

The prince, 47, who is United Kingdom’s special envoy for international trade and investment, arrived in Jakarta on Monday and is scheduled to stay until March 6.

According to British Embassy’s Head of Press and Public Affairs section Faye Belnis, the Duke of York met with Trade Minister Marie Pangestu and State Minister for Information and Communication Sofyan Djalil earlier today, after meeting Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo on Monday.

She added that the prince will be meeting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday.

The duke is also scheduled to visit the British Petroleum (BP) company in Tangguh, Papua, and will also meet with cabinet ministers, government officials, British companies representatives and some members of the British community in the country. (amr)


Jamie SW of the Heathlander

March 2, 2008

Jamie SW is one of my favorite writters, he wrote a very wide range of ideas, opinions and analysis on human security in the world. In his article “Killing a Nation“, Jamie and Andrew  made some comments on Free West Papua Blog. I am flattered  and I do realise my crudeness in writing my opinions, but all based on information and research. For example, information on Richard Samuelson was from Exeter and I checked it twice. I am sorry if such information was not true, but none of readers correct it. Please correct me if I am wrong. Read the rest of this entry »


UK prince to visit Indonesia

March 2, 2008

Source : Xinhua

JAKARTA, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) — Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward of the United Kingdom will visit Indonesia on March 2-6, according to Indonesian State Spokesman Dino Patti Djalal on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


Papuan Should Watch Sustainable Multinational Projects

March 1, 2008

Confrontation will only worsening conflict in Papua. We should start to think and act wisely in mature manner. Some separatist pomps speak out against development in Papua, for example by spreading negative issues on investment and development project in Papua. Other Papuan support the development with condition that the development is not intentionally to destroy the beautiful land of papua.  Read the rest of this entry »