Indonesia, US to improve flight safety in Papua

The Air Transportation Directorate General and the Embassy of United States of America to Indonesia will cooperate to improve the flight safety in the latter countrys eastern region, mainly in Papua province. Since the province is mostly covered by mountainous regions, the weather in the area sometimes becomes hard to predict, the Transportation Ministrys Air Transportation Directorate General, Agus Santoso, […]

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Minister condemns rape of seven-year-old girl in Papua

Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise has condemned the rape of a seven-year-old girl FB in Abepura Sub-district, Jayapura District, Papua Province. The rapist should be given the harshest possible punishment to serve as a deterrent to others, the minister noted in a statement, here, Tuesday. If the victim is injured and loses her reproductive capabilities, the rapist […]

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Papua police stage anti-drug declaration in five cities

Papua Regional Police staged an anti-drug declaration in five cities to invite all components of society to prevent and combat the circulation of drug, which are increasingly worrying. Papua Police Drug Investigation Director Senior Commissioner, IBK Ardika, remarked here on Wednesday that the anti-drug declaration was carried out in the cities of Jayapura, Biak, Merauke, Nabire, and Timika. The parties […]

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Palm oil producers pledge to promote sustainability at UN forum

Amid mounting international pressure, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has reassured the United Nations of its “strong commitment” to the sustainable production of palm oil in Indonesia. GAPKI chairman Joko Supriyono told a forum hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York on Tuesday that palm oil producers had no choice but to adopt the sustainable […]

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