China eyes Papua sago investment

Chinese investors are keen to be involved in the sago processing industry in the Papua region. Indonesia’s investment co-ordinating agency, BKPM, said an initial investment of $US62 million dollars was being planned. Tabloid Jubi reported the BKPM chief Franky Sibarani saying there was a strategic value in the sago processing investment because the sector was categorized as labour-intensive and this […]

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Papua government to conduct review of autonomy funds

The Governor of Indonesia’s Papua province says there will be a review of Special Autonomy funds by a committee made up of regents and mayors throughout Papua region. The region, also known as West Papua, was granted Special Autonomy status by Jakarta about fifteen years ago. However the implementation of the significant funds made available through the autonomy provisions has […]

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Komnas HAM demands thorough investigation into cases of violence in Papua

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has urged the police to investigate thoroughly cases of violence in Papua, as well as the motives behind them. Komnas HAM member Siane Indriani said to newsmen after meeting with the Chief of the Papua Regional Police Command, Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw, here on Thursday that Komnas HAM was very concerned over […]

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Armed rebels have no place in Indonesia: Defense minister

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Thursday that armed rebels have no place in the country, including those attempting to free Papua from Indonesia, because allowing them to keep existing would only create fear among the people. “Their existence cannot be tolerated,” he told journalists in response to the separatist movement in Indonesia and the need to promote a […]

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