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House rebuffs plan to pardon Papuans

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 8:42 pm | The Jakarta Post

Margareth S. Aritonang, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Tue, June 23 2015, 12:38 PM - More >>

Illegal miners removed from Tembagapura

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 12:00 pm | The Jakarta Post

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Wed, January 14 2015, 9:12 PM -Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Yotje Mende said a joint security team of National Police (Polri) and Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel had removed miners ... More >>

Soldiers had role in shooting: Komnas HAM

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 11:51 am | The Jakarta Post

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has demanded that the government immediately set up a joint fact-finding team involving the national rights body, the Indonesian Military (TNI), the National Police and local leaders to probe the ... More >>

West Papua: Call for full investigation into Paniai killings

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 11:36 am | The Jakarta Post

JAYAPURA ( The Jakarta Post/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch ): Human rights activists have demanded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo form an independent team to probe a shooting in Paniai, Papua, this week that claimed the lives of at least five ... More >>

Two French Journos Detained in Papua

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:34 pm | The Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post,Jayapura | Archipelago | Fri, August 08 2014, 6:10 PM Police in Papua and the French Embassy in Jakarta confirmed on Friday the arrest and detention of two French journalists in Papua. More >>

Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:00 pm | The Jakarta Post

Jayapura. Three soldiers suffered from gunshot injuries on Monday morning following an attack against a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district, alleged to have been lead by a separatist group. More >>

Maternal mortality rate in Papua still too high

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:01 am | The Jakarta Post

The National Family Planning and Population Board (BKKBN) has said the maternal mortality rate in Papua Province remains high. "The local government should pay serious attention to the high maternal mortality rate. It should protect Papuan women and improve their ... More >>

TNI Ready to Intercept Pro-OPM Boats: Minister

Monday, 19 August 2013, 5:36 pm | The Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Military has been ordered to be prepared to intercept the journey of two boats carrying pro-West Papua independence activists from Australia, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto saidon Sunday. More >>

Two Wounded, One Dead In Papua Ambulance Ambush

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:08 pm | The Jakarta Post

An ambulance carrying 11 passengers, was shot by an unidentified group of armed men, injuring two and killing one, said a military official. More >>

Bintuni Petrochemical Project Expected to Start Next Year

Friday, 26 July 2013, 2:28 pm | The Jakarta Post

The government expects a project to develop a US$4 billion fertilizer and petrochemical industrial center in Bintuni Bay, West Papua, to kick off next year to help reduce reliance on imports. More >>

Australian PM’s Offer For Papua Raises Suspicion

Monday, 8 July 2013, 1:48 pm | The Jakarta Post

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s commitment to help develop Indonesia’s easternmost region could instead lead to more abuses of Papuans, an activist warns. More >>

Situation Calm In Tembagapura After Rampage

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:37 pm | The Jakarta Post

The situation in Tembagapura mile 74, a Freeport Indonesia mining area, is reported to be quiet again after incidents of property damage perpetrated by a mob at 7:30 p.m. local time on Sunday. More >>

Papua Police Dispatch Team to Pegunungan Bintang

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:33 pm | The Jakarta Post

The Papua Police on Monday dispatched a team to Pegunungan Bintang to investigate the burning of a police station and a police dormitory in the regency. More >>

Angry Residents Burn Down Police Station In Oksibil

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:24 pm | The Jakarta Post

Hundreds of residents attacked and burned down Pegunungan Bintang Police station in Oksibil, Pegunungan Bintang regency, Papua, on Sunday following a rumor that a police officer had beaten a drunk resident. More >>

Freeport Denies Collapsed Tunnel Report

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 3:01 pm | The Jakarta Post

PT Freeport Indonesia spokesperson Daisy Primayanti has denied media reports that said another tunnel collapsed at one of the company's mines. More >>

ESDM Ban Freeport from Operating Amid Probe

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 2:50 pm | The Jakarta Post

Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) has prohibited mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia from continuing its production activity amid the ongoing investigation into an accident in Big Gossan, Papua, that killed 28 workers. More >>

Government Recognizes Customary Forests

Monday, 20 May 2013, 10:19 am | The Jakarta Post

Jakarta -- The government was due to begin mapping areas defined as customary and state forests following the Constitutional Court’s ruling that rendered the government’s ownership of customary forests void, a top forestry official has said. More >>

Hope and Time Running Out Or Trapped Freeport Workers

Monday, 20 May 2013, 10:10 am | The Jakarta Post

About 23 PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) workers were still trapped in a landslide at the Bog Gossan training facility at the company’s site in Mimika, Papua, as of Saturday.  More >>

Papua Is 'a Part of Indonesia'

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 1:19 pm | The Jakarta Post

British Ambassador to Indonesia Mark Canning said on Saturday that the UK government did not support the activities of the separatist Free Papua Movement (OPM), which claimed to have opened an office in Oxford, England. More >>

TNI Looking to Enlist Papuans For Service

Friday, 3 May 2013, 10:55 am | The Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Military (TNI) is inviting native Papuan high school graduates to enlist as cadets in the military. More >>