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Police arrest 12 suspected OPM members in Papua

Police in Papua have arrested 12 suspected separatist Free Papua Organization (OPM) members who had attacked a security post in Mulia, Puncak Jaya and burned a government office on October 5, 2011, a spokesman here said. Please read the following link West Papua News Network

Interpol seeks Benny Wenda

An Indonesia’s Papuan criminal who escaped from jail and has been granted asylum in the UK, named on an Interpol wanted list. Benny Wenda, 37, is wanted by Indonesia on arson and murder charges. Read more »

Cycling from Berlin to West Papua


Cycling from Berlin to West Papua – Our introductory film!

After “Jakarta Berlin — An Inspiration to Low Carbon Traveling” AugeFilms is proud to announce its next major project: “Berlin Chennai Papua — Eurasian Cyclocross 2011-12″. Starting in July 2011 (a few days) we (Dominik Oskar Zschäbitz and Florian Augustin) will be cycling from Berlin, Germany, via Chennai, India, to Papua, Indonesia.

Why Papua?!

This first step in trying to preserve a global treasure is bringing awareness to its being threatened. Watch “Cari Hutan – In the Search of Forest – Ich suche Wald” (​26316515) and you’ll know everything about our intentions behind cycling to Papua. Papua is one of the last untouched areas of our planet — however critically endangered. The work of the countless NGO’s on Kalimantan (Borneo), the Indonesian Island West of Papua, has borne fruit. The huge amount of international attention has lead to a point where companies and governments are at least pretending to seek a solution. Our opinion: Too late. So this time, let’s bring the public international eye to papua BEFORE the Palm Oil, Pulp&Paper and Mining industries do. There is still a global demand for palm oil products (cosmetics, food, biofuels), timber and gold. While the deforestation on Borneo and Sumatra might eventually come to a slow down, as long as this demand continues to grow as it currently does, the destruction will move or even diversify to Papua. Our thought: What better way is there to bring awareness and the international public eye, embodied by our cameras, to this Island (Papua) than by CYCLING there!? Hence, we intend to prove that, if this place is reachable by bicycle, this destruction is not happening far from your home! It is happening on this very planet. The ONE that we all share and that is worth fighting for!


Our Goal!

– Cycling to Papua, taking a big dump on some Palm Oil plantations, maybe, if the opportunity is provided, even on the Freeport Gold Mine.

– Inspiring you to take action and showing that doing so can be incredibly fun!

– Making you think: “If these hobos make it from Berlin to Papua by bike, I’ll make it from home to work at least…”


Currently we’re still looking for sponsorships for the trip…wink, wink…


Papuan children show-off their math skills

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Wed, 09/16/2009 2:19 PM

Demira and Merlin, both third-grade students and foster children of renowned physicist Prof. Yohanes Surya, stunned an audience at a seminar in Jayapura, Papua, by solving complex math problems in their heads without any assistance.

The one-day World Vision Indonesia (WVI) seminar was held Monday in celebration of the 30th anniversary of WVI in Papua.

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A letter from Papua


Dear friends,

I am writing this time trying to peel the history of Papua from a different angle than usual as a non-Papuans. During this time, I often read various online source and print coverage that tends to discredit the Government of Republic of Indonesia to raise the issue of history, racial differences and inequalities that are written by indigenous Papuans. As an Indonesian who was born and raised in this homeland, obviously, deeply regrets when Papua have to split from the my Homeland. More than two hundred years ago, We’ve never imagined a black race can lead the U.S. as it is now. Obama’s rise as the U.S. President has broken all the things that are considered taboo in the past. One friend of mine, a true Republican mentions the existence of an unwritten rule to become U.S. president was White, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant (WASP) as well as in Indonesia, Javanese and Muslim. Apparently all it can be broken by personal capabilities and impressive performance from a Presidential candidate. This is surely had crossed my mind, why not, someday, this prosperous land Gemah Ripah jinawi would led by a young nation from indigenous Papuan who has a highly potential intelligence? Obama has been prove it, why don’t we? YES YOU CAN, YES WE CAN Continue reading

Shameless campaign to create bloody political conflict in West Papua

Benny Wenda’s Free West Papua Campaign has launch so many irresponsible and provocative campaign. After a shameless hoax of naming innocent entity as the attacker of their website, it has launch facebook page which will be erased soon if it is continue to provoke violence in West Papua. Based on so many facts and data on the internet, Facebook authority is now watching Free West Papua Campaign closely.

Please help the creation of a peaceful Papua !

Please do not provoke violence in West Papua !

Free West Papua Pretends to be under DDoS Attack to Attract Attention to British People

The notorious criminal, Benny Wenda conducted another hate demonstration and anti-Indonesia provocative campaign early this month. The tiny online Free West Papua Campaign was portrayed as victims of Indonesia’s DDoS attack.

The story began to unfold very quickly. Free West Papua Campaign website publishes short message claiming that Indonesian Government and/or its allies was conducting DDoS attack in order to silence the West Papuan independence movement.

The author of the hoax cleverly put another message with smaller font like this :

Many thanks to all those who have given us free technical advice and help and to all those who have donated time and money to help us overcome this criminal action and cencorship. 

Soon after the announcement, Benny Wenda starts a money collection campaign. Sadly, some people might start calling, twitting, sending message each other saying that Free West Papua Campaign was under attack and they start to send their money for the hoax.

Captured of the hoax message

Stop teaching hatred to children !

Teaching hatred to their Children taken by Samsung Camera

(photo courtesy of phillipus)

In West Papua many children from different ethnic groups are most friendly with other children surrounding them. They would express empathy amongst friends, the purity of childhood without worrying about the life which surrounds them and only one thing a child understands in a childhood life and that should only be “child’s play”.

Unfortunately, indifference in London of five Papuan children of Benny and Maria Wenda, an activist for West Papua, appalling behaviour for such parents to direct their children is this kind of environment. Using minors to chant in an abrupt way showing ugliness in vision of a child and behind the child you wonder if the child itself would understand in the obstacle concept of human rights. Much sympathy to the children as no knowledge would be known unless pursuance by an adult, who in this circumstance abuses the child’s mind in diversity killing their thoughts of being a child and early adulthood.

This would emphasise the parents of being “exploiting” of their own children for their own needs. In an in-appropriate mannerism so disturbing you wonder why bring, such children in this world if you are only using them for exploitation and abuse. We can only visualise how such parents have no dignity in teach their children in this manner for their own goodwill.

I can only hope that all children should not be used for “Child Exploitation” in any circumstances. So it is appalling that Benny and Maria Wenda put this action upon their children, the law should take this into consideration, high lights for concern and should prosecute such parents for their actions.

Benny Wenda still inciting hatred

The hateful acts that occurred at every campaign by Benny Wenda are disgusting.  Playing a role as imaginary leader of West Papuan in exile, Benny Wenda is not only telling lies about the development in West Papua, but also inciting hatred in the hope to push greater conflict in West Papua. Please take a serious attention to his campaign which always demonized the new democratic Indonesia from a very narrow perspective. He keeps his campaign as a protection of his personal interest to stay in UK as long as possible, sucking British tax payer money, deceiving British people, and trying to undermine the UK-Indonesia bilateral relations.

Benny Wenda not only did take the life of a young policeman of great promise but he has destroyed a family’s happiness. Benny Wenda, 37 year-old killed a police officer and injured two other police officers on 07 December 2000 during a horrific attack to a police station in Abepura, Papua. Benny Wenda will deny all charges against him and innocently will say that his activities in the year of 2000 was only a simple peaceful demonstration and raising flag.

Benny Wenda tries to radicalise young Papuan in West Papua by many of his statements on the internet. Although he failed in his efforts to radicalise young Papuan, he managed to create some small radical groups in West Papua supporting his agenda in the UK. At the end of the day, the goal of such activities is not for Papuan but for himself to be accepted within British society as someone who deserved to be supported financially.

Until today, Benny Wenda still inciting hatred freely in the UK. Why both the UK  and Indonesia don’t take his hate campaign seriously ? besides the effects of Wenda’s campaign is not significant, probably both governments have a strong belief in  democracy.

How about questioning Benny Wenda’s dark history as a murder suspect?  He is capable of doing wrong thing in the past, so there is a huge possibility of doing it again  today or in the future. But in the mean time, we might only see him singing a song, appealing for money and support, and doing demonstration peacefully. Great work Benny Wenda !

The trouble about man is twofold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.  ~Rebecca West

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, reported Monday. Continue reading