Solomons coalition partners express support for Hou

Coalition partners of the Solomon Islands government have scrambled to affirm their support for Prime Minister Rick Hou, amid reports of a plot to overthrow him. The Island Sun newspaper on Tuesday reported government insiders saying a senior minister was linked to a plot to overthrow Mr Hou, who became Prime Minister in November. The Kadere Party Group, which is […]

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14,000 Officers to Secure Papua Elections

The Papua Police Force has deployed 14,000 of personnel to secure the regional head elections of 2018. The security personnel are members of the Indonesian National Police (TNI) and the Community Protection (Linmas). “We are posting some 14,000 officers more personnel to secure the elections there,” Papua Police spokesman Comr. AM Kamal said in South Jakarta, Wednesday, January 17. Kamal […]

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Mass bird smuggling attempt thwarted in W. Nusa Tenggara

Personnel from the West Nusa Tenggara Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the West Lombok Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of wild and protected birds from the province to Bali and Java. The joint team detained a truck carrying 1,711 passerine birds, some of which were endangered and protected, at Lembar Port in West Lombok on Tuesday, […]

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