Director Generals Accident

The Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Health (MoH) was not the only one that got in trouble while allegedly driving a government-owned vehicle last week. Police said he was allegedly drunk while driving therefore, causing his vehicle to crash in the accident involving two other vehicles. No one else was in the vehicle, according to police. ┬áJust after […]

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US Discloses Documents on Papua Independence Struggle

The United States has disclosed documents on Papua independence struggle. The documents say that Papuans asked for U.S. funding and armed them to fight Indonesian military in mid-1960. The documents also recorded Papuan grievances about clashes with Indonesian security forces. Papuan nationalists have caught the attention of the United Nations (UN). Researchers are currently trying to serve the documents online. […]

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West Papuans pleaded for US help in 1960s amid Indonesia takeover

Declassified US files have revealed that West Papuans pleaded for Washington in the mid-1960s to help them fight Indonesia’s takeover of their territory. AP reported that Papuan leaders sought money and arms, according to cables between the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta from the 1960s. An April 1966 cable recorded the “eloquence and intensity” of Markus Kaisiepo, […]

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MOTION LODGED

The Opposition Bloc has deposited a Motion of No Confidence in Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, to the office of the Speaker of Parliament yesterday afternoon. The motion lists the following six reasons for the motion of no trust in the incumbent PM: 1. The signing of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus; against the will of backbenchers, […]

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