Archive for September 16th, 2009|Daily archive page

Calls for dialog as funds wasted

Andi Hajramurni , The Jakarta Post , Makassar | Fri, 09/11/2009 2:51 PM | The Archipelago

Papuas have urged Vice President Jusuf Kalla to act as a mediator to settle problems with the regional autonomy program and improve relations with Jakarta, an official said Thursday.

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Papua governments blew Rp 30t on ‘special autonomy’: Official

Andi Hajramurni , The Jakarta Post , Makassar | Thu, 09/10/2009 6:41 PM | National

After eight years, special autonomy has yet to improve the welfare of Papuan people, partly because of incompetent governments of the two easternmost provinces, a West Papua official says.

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A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

Stuart Upton

In the second of two pieces on demographic change in Indonesian Papua, Inside Indonesia here presents an analysis by Stuart Upton that suggests – in contrast to the first piece written by Jim Elmslie –there is little hard evidence to support claims of genocide in Papua.


Urban areas are where the population is most mixed, and where the best opportunities are. Sergio Piumatti

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