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Freeport has yet to help Papua: DPD

Markus Makur , The Jakarta Post , Timika |

PT Freeport Indonesia has not helped develop human resources in Papua, particularly in the Amungme and Kamoro tribes, a member of the Regional Representatives’ Council (DPD) says. Continue reading

Foreign fishing activity threatening Papua`s marine life

Antara News Monday, February 22, 2010 20:25 WIB | Economic & Business |

by Eliswan Azly

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The operations of many foreign fishermen in Papua waters have become a serious problem to Indonesia as they increasingly use equipment that damage the province`s coral reefs and other biota.

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Former beauty queen of Papua serves as Indonesia’s ‘transmigration ambassador.’

24-year-old Augustine Ariella Nere embarked from Jakarta on a mission to Mesuji district in Lampung, her second trip with government officials as the country’s “transmigration ambassador.”

Augustine was appointed to the post by the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration on Dec. 14. The former beauty pageant contestant says she wants a chance to talk with the minister, Muhaimin Iskandar, about her own ideas on how to improve relocation programs in far-flung areas of the country. Continue reading

Gunmen kill police officer

Nethy Dharma Somba , The Jakarta Post , Jayapura | Tue, 02/16/2010 3:00 PM | The Archipelago

Gun violence has continued unabated in Mulia district, Puncak Jaya regency, Papua, with the latest victim a member of the police’s mobile brigade. Continue reading

Indonesian rights body enlists ex-VP to seek solution to Papua problems

On 8 February 2010, Chairman of The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Ifdhal Kasim said that Komnas HAM had asked former vice president and current Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, Jusuf Kalla, to assist in addressing the problems affecting Papua. Continue reading