New Papua tribe discovered

June 30, 2010

Telly Nathalia — A tribe of hunter gatherers living in trees in the remote forests of Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region has been discovered for the first time by the country’s census, an official said on Thursday.

The nomadic tribe, called Koroway, numbers about 3,000 people speaking their own language and living off animals and plants in the forest, census officials found during the country’s 2010 census survey.

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Police Officer Shot to Death in Papua Province

June 15, 2010

A group of armed militiamen of the Free Papua Organization (OPM) attacked several police officers in Yambi District, Papua, yesterday, June 14.

During the gunshots, a police officer, First Brigadier Hendra, was shot to death. Head of Puncak Jaya Police Department, Chief Commissioner Alex Korwa, has verified about the incident. Read the rest of this entry »


Solomons Acknowledge Papua as part of Indonesia

June 5, 2010

“Our government recognizes Papua province as part of the Republic of Indonesia,” the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Islands, Mr. George Hiek told Papua Province Secretary, Elia Loupatty.

The government of the Solomon Islands recognize Papua as part of Indonesia. Therefore, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Islands, Mr. George Hiek said that his government regretted the existence of Papuan separatist groups or OPM in Papua.

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