Archive for January, 2010|Monthly archive page

False Accusations by Joe Collins of AWPA

Early this year, Joe Collins has been circulating  reports and letters from Sidney Australia claiming that the situation deteriorates further in West Papua with more arrests and the shooting of protesters.  For Several years, Joe Collins manufactured lies, false evidence and acted wrongfully against the peaceful development of Papua and West Papua Provinces under the special autonomy law. Continue reading

The killing of Kelly Kwalik

There are at least two issues combined in The killing of Kelly Kwalik. One is about the allegations of misconduct done by police when they shot Mr. Kwalik. The other one is about the tacit issue of demanding separatism conducted by certain groups in Papua through armed conflict. Continue reading

Nicholas Jouwe, 86, accepts Indonesian rule in West Papua

Jakarta, January 14, 2010

Co-founder of the Free Papua Organization, or OPM, Nicholas Jouwe, 86, has assured Public Welfare Minister Agung Laksono that he is happy with the behaviour of the Indonesian government in West Papua, reports the Antara news agency.

Nicholas Jouwe kiss the ground

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Please use your own name

Dear anonymous reader, if you intend to be critical: Be our guest. But if you’re our guest, act like a guest.

You are free to say whatever you like, as long as you post under your own name, or if you are not comfort using your real name…then do not use someone’s name to mislead readers of my blog. Continue reading

Kelly Kwalik’s death

Thu, 01/14/2010 9:49 AM | Jakarta Reader’s Forum

The death of Kelly Kwalik on Dec. 16 was tragic and unnecessary, as Kelly should have listened to veteran Papuan separatist leader Nicholas Jouwe who said on his first visit back to Indonesia after more than 40 years in exile in March 2009 that the war for an independent Papua was over.

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Papua rebel group founder back in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post , | Tue, 01/12/2010

Free Papua Organization (OPM) rebel group founder Nicholas Jouwe arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday and vowed to spend the rest of his life in the country.

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Gus Dur’s Legacy Praised by Papuan Leaders

Bintang Papua, 4 January 2010

Secretary-General of the Presidium Dewan Papua (Papuan Presidium Council), Thaha M A, Hamid has spoken in praise of the contributions made by former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, affectionately known as Gus Dur, (who died on 30 December) in helping to bridge the differences of opinion between various Papuan groups, as a way to help resolve the problems there. Continue reading