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Two men, including a former Sinn Fein councillor, have been found guilty of the murder of Roman Catholic police officer Stephen Carroll in March 2009.
An Indonesia soldier shot Thursday morning in Puncak Jaya, Papua has died, Indonesian Military (TNI) officials said.
First Pvt. Laode was rushed to Mulia Hospital in critical condition earlier today after a group of armed men highly likely separatist terrorist group opened fire on a military truck heading to Mulia, the capital of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district.
The soldiers ambushed by the attackers. Laode suffered a gunshot wound in the attack. The men then took his rife.
Doctors at Mulia Hospital transfered the soldier to Jayapura’s Marthen Indey Military Hospital for further treatment, but doctors were unable to save the man.
Indonesian Military officials are trying to determine who the shooters were, said Erwin Syafitri, commander of the Cendrawasih Military Command, which oversees military operations in Papua.
Separatist terrorist groups have been historically responsible for the occasional bloody clash between security forces and armed groups in Indonesia’s easternmost province, according to the Indonesian government.
Can Maria Wenda be considered a loving mother if she teaches her children to hate others?
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. Continue reading
The campaign of “Stop De Slow Motion Genocide in West Papua” by Oridek AP and Insa AP in the Netherlands is not only mislead the Dutch people about the reality of democracy and peace in West Papua for the last 12 years, but also put together all unrelated different stories of violence conducted by Free West Papua and Indonesian military. Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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.
Posted at 01:42 on 25 February, 2011 UTC RNZI
An academic specialising in Papua affairs says it is unlikely that effective popular uprisings like those seen across the Middle East will take place in Indonesia’s Papua region.
The comment by Richard Chauvel from Melbourne’s Victoria University came at this week’s Comprehending West Papua conference in Sydney.
Some delegates at the Sydney University conference claimed that ongoing mass mobilisations demanding change in Arab countries give hope to Papuans frustrated with Indonesian rule.
However, Dr Chauvel says the context is very different in Papua.
“The Indonesian government can contain what happens in Papua in a way that doesn’t affect mainstream Indonesian politics and society. For this Indonesian government and President, there are no votes in Papua. That consensus that Papua is part of Indonesia is still intact.”