Indonesian lawmakers criticise govt over Papua

Indonesian lawmakers have criticised the government for lacking a unified approach in dealing with separatism in Papua region. The Jakarta Post reports that the criticism came from members of the House of Representatives’ Commission I, which oversees defense and foreign affairs. They complained that the Foreign Ministry has not been doing enough to counter public relation campaigns conducted by separatist […]

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Signs of strong support for Liberation Movement in Papua

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says the opening of its new office in Wamena reflects its strong support among the indigenous people of Indonesia’s Papua region. The Movement, which was last year granted observer status at the Melanesian Spearhead Group, this week opened an office in the Highlands of Papua province, a building shaped as a circular traditional […]

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