Don’t let Papuans become victims of democracy: Police

Bitter rivalry during this year’s simultaneous elections, including in Papua, have forced the Papua Police to partner with the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Inter-Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) to campaign for peaceful elections ahead of the Papua gubernatorial election in 2018. With some election-related violence leading to fatalities, the Papua Police want all stakeholders to help maintain peace and calm […]

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Indonesia urged to empower Papuan ‘human resources’

A Papua community leader says Indonesia infrastructure development plans for the region must be coupled with the empowerment of its human resources. Jakarta has recently unveiled plans for major roads, rail and hydro-development in Papua and West Papua. The Jakarta Post reported the co-ordinator of the Papua Peace Network and Catholic priest Neles Tebay saying that without skilled human resources, […]

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Acall for a tolerant, understanding and caring Vanuatu

MP Andrew Napuat’s recent statement on the supremacy of Christian principles in Vanuatu society raises important issues that leaders throughout Vanuatu should deliberate and consider carefully. It is true that the founding fathers and mothers of this country were primarily Christian. This is a testament to the important role Christian churches played in educating and training the leaders that would […]

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OPPOSITION URGE PM TO FIRE AVIATION MINISTER

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has reiterated its call for the immediate termination of the Minister of Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel. In a statement on Thursday, the Opposition Group called on the Prime Minister to remove his aviation minister following serious allegations levelled against him by former aviation director George Satu. Mr Satu who was also suspended over the Special […]

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