Papuan leaders say they want to open up a dialog with Indonesia’s central government after months of escalating violence in this restive province.
The Sultan of Yogyakarta said he would be happy to moderate the talks.
Margareth S. Aritonang and Sita W. Dewi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Thu, June 14 2012, 6:20 PM
The National Police confirmed Thursday that the deputy chairman of the National Committee for West Papua (KNPB), Mako Tabuni, died after its members shot him in Abepura, Jayapura regency earlier on Thursday morning local time. Read more…
Report – By Ahmad Pathoni in Jayapura
Unidentified people (most likely from Free West Papua Group) shot and wounded three civilians and a soldier in three separate attacks in Indonesia’s restive Papua province in the West Papuan region, police have reported.
Press Release – US State Department
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is urged to immediately appoint members to a dialogue team in order to intensify dialogue with stakeholders both in the Land of Papua and Jakarta. The formation of a dialogue team is an urgent need and essential to bring …President Urged to Appoint without Delay Team for Dialogue with Papua.
June 01, 2012, Jakarta Globe
Indonesian diplomacy to allay international concerns about its policy of special autonomy for the province of Papua is slowly bearing fruit, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa says.
Speaking at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Marty said several countries had softened their stance on the policy, including Pacific island nations such as Vanuatu that have traditionally been opposed to Indonesia’s administration of Papua. Read more…
Thu, May 31 2012 16:36 | 294 Views
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) – A German citizen who was the victim of a shooting incident at BASE G beach, Jayapura, on Tuesday, May 29, will soon be evacuated to Singapore. Read more…