Violent Protest at Home Ministry Linked to Papua Regent Election

Six people were injured with several windows damaged following a violent riot that attacked the Home Affairs Ministry Headquarters on Wednesday, October 11. Instigators of the riot were a group of people from Papua that originally planned to stage a protest. The group of Papuans joined in a group dubbed “Spontanitas Masyarakat Kabupaten Yapen, Intan Jaya, dan Tolikara Provinsi Papua” […]

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Basil set for ministry as PNG cabinet reshuffle flagged

Papua New Guinea’s prime minster says he will announce a minor cabinet reshuffle today. It came as Peter O’Neill’s coalition government incorporated into his cabinet the Pangu Pati, which last month defected from the opposition. The defection of Pangu was controversial among opposition supporters after the party’s leader Sam Basil campaigned vehemently against Mr O’Neill in the recent election. Pangu […]

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Papuan human rights advocacy association to hold international conference

he Association of Advocacy for Policies and Human Rights (PAK-HAM) of Papua will hold an international conference on human rights on the protection and preservation of natural resources based on local wisdoms. “It is planned that the conference will be held in March, 2018, in Bali,” Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Uten Sutendy, said in Puncak, Bogor District, West Java. […]

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