Freeport expected to complete divestment this month

The US-based gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia (FI) is expected to divest 51 percent of its shares this month based on the directives of President Joko Widodo. The government has assigned state-owned mining holding firm PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) to hold negotiations with PT FI on the divestment of its shares. Inalum President Director Budi Gunadi […]

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Jokowi distributes land certificates in Papua

Around 3,000 Papua residents received land certificates directly handed over by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a ceremony at the Jayapura regent office in Gunung Merah, Sentani city, Jayapura, Papua, on Wednesday. It was the first time Jokowi had distributed land certificates in Papua, which he has visited eight times in total since he was first elected President in 2014. […]

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Riot erupts in Oksibil

A group of people set fire to Pegunungan Bintang Regent Costan Oktemka’s residence in Oksibil, Papua, in a riot that erupted on Thursday. The incident was reportedly triggered by disappointment regarding the regent’s failure to fulfill his promises to give door prizes to participants of a fun walk event held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pegunungan Bintang regency. The crowd […]

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