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No doubt about Indonesia sovereignty over Papua and West Papua Provinces

(Papua Story – Jayapura) Papuan people and Indonesian government have no doubt about Indonesia sovereignty over the western part of New Guinea Island. The principle of self determination as set out in the UN charter applies. The status of the Province of Papua as part of Indonesia is final and was endorsed in 1970 by General Assembly Resolution 2504.

Questioning the decolonization process serves no purpose at all. The main pretext used by certain quarters to meddle in Papua is about upholding and promoting human rights, justice and welfare for the Papuans. Admittedly, these are all important issues that have to be pursued honestly of which the present-day democratic Indonesia serves as the best framework. Hence, justifying separatism is wrong and will lead nowhere in terms of redressing those important grievances.

We must be aware of  a group of people led by a villain named Benny Wenda tried to create conflict in Papua with vicious lies, luckily God will always on the Papuan side and those efforts will never succeed.

Benny Wenda will never gain the trust of the people of Papua who love peace. Benny Wenda with malicious intent have been lying to the British people and people of Indonesia, including the communities in Papua.

O God help us from those villains.

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Surprising new species found in the virgin forests of Foja Mountains

[ecPlus.com] Nature does not stop short of surprises! The Australian scientists found hidden in the virgin forests of Foja Mountains in western Indonesia several new species, including a Pinocchio-nosed frog and the world’s smallest wallaby (kangaroo).

The Australian scientist Paul Oliver is the one lead the team during an expedition to the Foja Mountains in West Papua in Indonesia that started in 2008, and which led to the incredible discovery of several new species. Continue reading

New species found in ‘lost world’ of Papuan mountains

BRIDIE SMITH, May 18, 2010

RESEARCHERS have uncovered a clutch of previously unknown species living in a remote area of West Papua often referred to as ”the lost world”.

In the United Nations international year of biodiversity, the group’s announcement includes a unique tree frog with a Pinocchio-like nose.

Read more on the Age.com.au

Free Papua Not Supported by European Union

VivaNews, 18 Mei 2010, 16:14 WIB

The mass media in Europe have never paid huge attention toward the issue as well.

VIVAnews – None of the countries in the European Union supports the Papuan independence. On the contrary, the EU stands behind the implementation of the special autonomy in the easternmost province of Indonesia.

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Papuan separatist leader becomes RI citizen

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 05/16/2010 8:16 PM | National

A leader of the Free Papua movement, Nicolas Jouwe, has become an Indonesian citizen after living in exile in the Netherlands for 50 years.

He received his certificate of citizenship from Minister of Law and Human Rights Patrialis Akbar in Papua’s provincial capital Jayapura on Saturday. Continue reading

Govt may free political prisoners in Papua

The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Sun, 05/16/2010 8:45 PM | Headlines

Welcome back!: In this file photo, Free Papua Organization co-founder Nicholas Jouwe (second left) is welcome by Papua GovernorBarnabas Suebu (right) upon his arrival at Sentani Airport in Jayapura. Nicholas Jouwe spent more than 40 years in exile in the Netherlands. — ANTARA/Oka Barta

Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said Sunday he planned to release a number of Papuan political activists jailed for campaigning for separation from Indonesia.

The minister said during his visit to Papua that he would discuss the plan with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Widodo AS. The policy, he explained, aimed at stabilizing the restive province.

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Return to Papua: There is no place but home

In early April 2010, at the office of Indonesian Embassy-Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a family of Dusay consisting of six people had come with the intent to convey their desire to return to Jayapura. This case reminds us of the universal proverb that There is no Place but Home. In addition, this also indicates that Papuan people who live in the PNG are aware about the improvement of Papua and West Papua Provinces as part of the democracy process in the Republic of Indonesia. Continue reading

Indonesia To Review Requirement For Papua District Heads To Be Ethnic Papuans

Worldwide news distributed by Tapol:

On 7 May 2010, Presidential Special Staffer for Regional Autonomy and  Development Velix Wanggai said that the Papuan People’s Council (MRP)

regulation that states that district head and mayoral positions must  be filled by ethnic Papuans needs further consideration before it is implemented. Continue reading

Unicef Finances Papua’s Clean Water Systems

VIVAnews – UNICEF allocates fund of Rp 2.7 billion to help Papua Province in Indonesia develop clean water systems in a number of regencies and municipalities.

In addition, the fund will be channeled to Jayapura, Jayawijaya, Puncak Jaya, Biar Numfor and Jayapura Regency.

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Should I keep my mouth shut ?

A man named Richard (hopefully not the disgusting Richard Samuelson) suggests Papua Story to stop writing.

Face up or you can only back down, United States is a free country, my right to speak is guaranteed by our First Amandment :

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

So grow up Richard.