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Boediono to hold a meeting on Papua

The Jakarta Post | Mon, 03/28/2011 12:20 PM | National

Vice President Boediono is scheduled to convene a meeting on the development of Papua and West Papua, at his office in Jakarta on Monday.

A number of officials, including Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa and Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo, are scheduled to attend, along with representatives from Papua and West Papua provinces, tempointeraktif.com reported Monday. Continue reading

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West Papua is a land of song

As an integral part of Indonesia and just like other islands in Indonesia, West Papua is a land of song .  With more than 300 hundreds of different languages, biodiversity and creative arts, the land is sometimes called the Bird of Paradise.  Christian missionaries disapproved of Papuan folk music throughout the colonial period of the country’s history. Even after independence, the outside world knew little of the diverse peoples’ traditional music genres. The first commercial release to see an international audience didn’t occur until 1991 (see 1991 in music), when Mickey Hart’s Voices of the Rainforest was released. Indonesian government is very supportive to creative arts and music to its people, however the political conflict in West Papua has brought a very distressful situation for musician, especially when their soul of song related to social and political critics to the New Order government. Most Indonesian musician who actively criticise the government are repressed

Today Indonesia is democracy, West Papua just like Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Lampung, Sumatra, and many other provinces can strongly build itself a s a land of song.

Sadly, some opportunist idler like Jay Griffiths, Dominic Brown and an escaped muderer like Benny Wenda are continuing to spread lies in the UK. Please be careful with their demonic propaganda to provoke bloody conflict in the peaceful land of Papua.

 

Richard Parks conquers jungle peak of West Papua

Richard Parks on the Carstenz Pyramid

FORMER Gwent rugby star Richard Parks told of an “adventurous and mysterious” trek as he climbed the highest mountain in Australasia and completed the first half of his global expedition challenge.

The ex-Dragons and Wales player reached the summit of the 4,884 metre high Carstenz Pyramid in West Papua, Indonesia on Wednesday, local time.

This followed a seven-day trek and climb and represents the completion of the fifth of nine legs. Continue reading

One killed as tsunami reaches Jayapura shores

Nethy Darma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Sun, 03/13/2011 12:32 AM | National

Residents in Halltekamp, Jayapura, Papua discovered the remains of businessman Darwanto Oddang, 35, on Saturday afternoon after earthquake-triggered tsunami swept shores along Jayapura at 11 p.m. on Friday evening. Continue reading

Landslide cuts off Timika- Tembagapura traffic

Sun, March 6 2011 21:02 |

Timika, Papua (ANTARA News) – A landslide is obstructing the traffic flow in the Hanekam Tunnel, Mile 58, in PT Freeport Indonesia mining area, cuffing off the traffic between Timika and Tembagapura, Papua, a PT Freeport Indonesia spokesman said. Source

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West Papua Issue

West Papua issue was a bilateral matter between the Netherlands and Indonesia regarding an incomplete process of decolonization of the Netherlands East Indies.  West Papua was neither a separate entity nor a non-self-governing territory detached from the Netherlands East Indies. The problem arose when the Netherlands insisted on maintaining its presence in the western half New Guinea . At the beginning, there was no international dimension to this problem until Indonesia brought the issue to the United Nations in 1954 after all bilateral means had been exhausted. Therefore, West Papua was an unresolved question of decolonization of Indonesian territory of what was once the Netherlands East Indies.