Clarification on Case of Toddlers’ Death, Health Office Chief Never on the Scene, says the Nduga Regent

Wamena, Jubi – Nduga Regent Yairus Gwijangge said 29 children have died of suspected respiratory infections in Mbua sub-district, not 40 as widely reported by the media recently. Gwijangge also said the children did not die at nearly the same time and that the Nduga Health Office chief who first revealed the deaths had not been in the area. Gwijangge said […]

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Transmigration Program to Create More Problems in Papua, Youth Leader Says

Sorong, Jubi – Plans by the Ministry for Disadvantage Regions and Transmigration to launch a massive transmigration program to promote regional accessibility will give rise to more problems in Papua, a youth leader said. The Chairman of Indonesian Eastern Region Youth Forum (FPKTI), Yanto Ijie, said the influx of migrants from other parts of Indonesia could become a demographic threat […]

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Wayag Island, Raja Ampat

 Overview Wayag Island is one of the islands within the Raja Ampat district in the province of West Papua. The island is known for its beautiful atolls and amazing underwater life covering a total area of 155,000 hectares (about 383,013.3 acres). Here, you find pristine beaches with unique Karst islands that look like mushrooms sprouting out from the sea. Along […]

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Papua’s Insecurity: State Failure in the Indonesian Periphery

by Bobby Anderson Policy Studies, No. 73 Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978-0-86638-264-9 (print); 978-0-86638-265-6 (electronic) Binding: paper Pages: xvi, 74 Free Download: PDF Summary West Papua is the most violent area of Indonesia. Indonesian security forces battle the country’s last active separatist insurgency there. The majority of Indonesia’s political prisoners are Papuans, and support for independence […]

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