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In Freeport Permit Extension, Hard Questions Emerge

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 10:58 am | The Jakarta Globe

With Freeport Indonesia, the local unit of US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan, agreeing to work under a Special Mining Business Permit, or IUPK, from its current Contract of Work, or KK, the government is set to grant the company a new 20-year permit to ... More >>

Freeport Faces Class Action Over Smelter

Friday, 6 February 2015, 1:38 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Four activists from ProDem, an activist group, filed/ a citizen lawsuit against President Joko Widodo and Freeport Indonesia, the local/ unit of US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan, at the Central Jakarta district Court on Monday for allegedly ... More >>

Papuan Governor Disapproves of Freeport’s Smelter Plan

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:10 am | The Jakarta Globe

Miners are seen at the Grasberg Mine, operated by US-based Freeport-McMoRan, in Papua province. (Reuters Photo/Muhammad Yamin) More >>

Freeport Wins 6-Month Export Extension

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:07 am | The Jakarta Globe

An aerial view shows the site of the Grasberg Mine, operated by US.-based Freeport-McMoRan, in Papua in this Nov. 4, 2010 file photo. (Reuters Photo/Muhammad Yamin) More >>

Papua Must Not Be Ignored Any Longer

Monday, 15 December 2014, 1:21 pm | The Jakarta Globe

We can never solve a problem if we do not intend to solve it in the first place. That’s what we feel about the government’s intentions in Papua. Statement after statement remains just rhetoric since the region became part of Indonesia in 1969. More >>

Transmigration Is the Last Thing That Papuans Need

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:35 am | The Jakarta Globe

By Bobby Anderson on 09:30 pm Nov 10, 2014 Category Commentary , Opinion Tags: Marwan Jafar , Papua , transmigration More >>

Indonesia: Freeport and Government Conclude Deal

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:19 pm | The Jakarta Globe

R. Sukhyar, director general for coal and mineral resources at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, announced on Monday that the government had reached a conclusion in the talks of renegotiating a contract with Freeport Indonesia. More >>

Freeport and Newmont MoUs Not Enough: Hatta

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 4:14 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia will not exempt US-backed gold miners Freeport Indonesia and Newmont Nusa Tenggara from next year’s export ban despite both mining giants having signed memoranda of understanding to supply their concentrates to local smelters, a senior minister ... More >>

PNG Leader’s Visit May Herald Better Relations

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 2:40 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Greater cooperation between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia may be on the horizon following a three-day visit by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and 100 of the country’s business leaders to Jakarta this week. More >>

Papua Political Prisoners Decline SBY's Clemency Offer

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 2:42 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Political prisoners held at Papua's Abepura Prison rejected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's offer to grant them clemency as part of the Home Affairs Ministry's proposed 'special autonomy plus' program for the restive region. More >>

Amnesty International Report Bashes Indonesia Rights

Monday, 27 May 2013, 1:48 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Amnesty International has decried a repressive human rights climate in Indonesia and a worrying lack of progress in addressing past abuses, in a report that is also the third in as many weeks to criticize rising religious intolerance in the country. More >>

SBY Pledges Freedom For Papuan Political Prisoners: Lawmaker

Monday, 27 May 2013, 1:45 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Jayapura. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has promised to free all Papuan political prisoners, a legislator claimed here on Wednesday. More >>

As Rescue Operations End, Freeport Focuses On Mine Safety Re

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 11:10 am | The Jakarta Globe

Workers take part in the rescue effort after an underground training classroom collapsed in Big Gossan at the Grasberg complex in remote West Papua province in this May 17, 2013 picture provided by Freeport Indonesia. (Reuters Photo/Freeport Indonesia) More >>

SBY Calls On Freeport to Intensify Mine Rescue Efforts

Monday, 20 May 2013, 10:14 am | The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. to step up rescue efforts at the world’s second-largest copper mine, where 23 people are unaccounted for after a tunnel collapsed, killing five ... More >>

Rescuers Struggle to Reach Trapped Miners in Papua

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:49 pm | The Jakarta Globe

1) Rescuers Struggle to Reach Trapped Miners in Papua 2) Effects of the Oxford OPM office on Papua 3) May Action is a Call for Justice Regarding Human Rights in Papua ------------------------------------------------------------ More >>

Papua Officer Tied to Fuel Smuggling & Illegal Logging

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:45 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Jayapura. Police in Papua have made a shocking revelation linking bank transactions totaling Rp 1.5 trillion ($154 million) to a low-ranking police officer suspected of massive fuel smuggling and illegal logging. More >>

Indonesia Urges Australia Protest Over Benny Wenda Speech

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 9:47 am | The Jakarta Globe

Marzuki Alie, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged the Foreign Ministry to take a stronger stand against domestic separatist groups operating overseas, arguing that the country’s reputation and sovereignty are at stake. More >>

Freeport, Workers Start New Negotiations

Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:56 am | The Jakarta Globe

Mining giant Freeport Indonesia announced on Monday that it had entered another round of negotiations with union workers demanding better welfare. More >>

Oxford 'Free West Papua' Office Furore Smolders On

Monday, 13 May 2013, 10:50 am | The Jakarta Globe

Noises of fury over the launching of a Free West Papua Campaign office in Britain continued to emerge from the Indonesian government on Tuesday, although one lawmaker was more philosophical. More >>

The Thinker: Isolate Benny Wenda

Friday, 10 May 2013, 1:57 pm | The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia should not have made Benny Wenda and his campaign an issue by summoning the British ambassador to Indonesia, Mark Canning, to protest the opening of a Free Papua Movement (OPM) representative office in Oxford. The more Indonesia reacts to ... More >>