Papuan Enterprises to Acquire 40 Percent of Freeport Shares

Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignasius Jonan announced that the State Owned Enterprises, that are appointed by the government in the Freeport Indonesia divestment, will acquire Rio Tinto’s right in the cooperation management of the Grasberg mine and Freeport Indonesia. In his explanation with the Commission VII House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 5, Jonan said that the negotiation […]

Read more

Russian military personnel arrive in Biak for navigation exercises

Two Russian Ilyushin-76 strategic airlifters carrying 81 military personnel arrived at Frans Kaisiepo Airport in Biak regency, Papua on Monday and early Tuesday for navigation exercises as well as sightseeing in Indonesia’s easternmost province. Manuhua Biak Airport spokesperson First Lieutenant Putukade Wempy said the military personnel would be in Biak from Dec. 4 to 9. “They will only stay in […]

Read more

MSG Fisheries Technical Working Group Meeting

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) convened the 6th Fisheries Technical Advisory Committee (FTAC) Meeting from 13 to 17 November 2017 at the MSG Secretariat conference room in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The purpose of the meeting was to consider both the Inshore as well as the Offshore (Oceanic) fishery issues in Melanesia. The Acting Director General of the Secretariat, Mr. Peter […]

Read more

Joe Natuman “It’s not just Sukarno and Suharto, it’s also American big business that’s involved”

“We are all Melanesian,” said Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We regard it as an obligation to help one another.” Mr Natuman recounted the history of West Papua from post-WWII days, and remarked at the end that the struggle for independence was not only a struggle against colonialism, but a struggle against corporate and commercial interests too. […]

Read more

PNG researcher calls on locals to stop sorcery related violence

A Papua New Guinea researcher says a recent attack on a six-year-old girl accused of sorcery is an affront to the rights of women and children. Auckland University law student Mary Kints, who is from PNG, has conducted research on sorcery back home. Ms Kints said she was sad to hear about the recent attack on the girl in Enga […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 146