West Papua district to limit palm oil development

The regent in the Papua district of Merauke says his administration intends restricting palm oil operations and new permits. Frederikus Gebze said palm oil plantation operations had destroyed the forest and caused environmental damage. According to Tabloid Jubi, he said for the next five years his task will be to protect and ensure the sustainability of the forest. Earlier, the […]

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Luhut warns Papuans of fatal threat of narcotics and HIV/AIDS

Coordinating Minister for Law, Security and Political Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan warned the West Papua people of the danger of narcotics and HIV/AIDS. “It is important for religious and community leaders to know that millions of Indonesian have been addicted to narcotics,” Luhut, who is a on visit here, said on Saturday. He said last year, there were at least 5.9 […]

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Owners of houses damaged in Papua plane crash to be compensated

Private airline PT Associated Mission Aviation (AMA) Papua has said it will compensate Yahukimo residents for damages caused to their honai (traditional houses) when one of the company’s Cessna aircraft crashed into them on Tuesday morning. “Our insurance team will be deployed to first calculate losses they suffered. AMA will make up their losses,” AMA director Djarot Soetanto told thejakartapost.com […]

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