ASEAN chairmanship helps Indonesia bring peace in Papua

January 30, 2011

by Mangadar Situmorang*)

Having officially assumed the chairmanship of ASEAN, Indonesia brings forth an agenda of making ASEAN a people-centered community. This has proved that the widely held cynicism that views ASEAN as merely a forum for the Southeast Asia’s government elites is baseless.

But what does this new approach really mean? What then is the role played by the government elites and notably the ASEAN Secretariat? And, with a very specific interest, does will the new agenda have any impact on Papua? Read the rest of this entry »


PNG launches border crackdown operation

January 25, 2011

Papua New Guinea’s government has deployed a joint security operation to destroy alleged free West Papua activist training camps along the PNG-Indonesia border.

Authorities in Papua New Guinea have launched a massive operation to stop the illegal flow of people and goods across the country’s border with Indonesia.

Illegal activities in Vanimo along its side of the border pose a national security threat to its sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry »


Evil Propaganda by Dominic Brown

January 23, 2011

A young inexperienced film maker, Dominic Brown entered the social sphere of evil propaganda, controlling what people would see in West Papua. A propaganda film was made “forgotten bird of paradise” in 2009 with the expressed aim of “spreading lies about West Papua and trying to create conflict in the peaceful land of Papua”.

His visit and his film shows that Papua IS NOT CLOSED TO FOREIGNERS, he and hundreds of foreign journalists have visited the place. Indonesian people in West Papua from hundreds different ethnic groups are very wise because the evil propaganda style by Dominic Brown has no impact whatsoever in instigating conflict among the tribes.

Dominic tries to demonize Indonesia, especially the military to attract worldwide attention. However,  his cheap propaganda was so shallow, immoral and full of lies. So, it is normal if people will see his work as insignificant propaganda.

Source : Papua Story


Four Basic Information on West Papua

January 7, 2011

by : Djakarta

  1. The alleged “genocide” in West Papua never happened since the population of native Papuans doubled under Indonesian rule (800,000 in 1971 to 1.8 million in 2010).  Please read the latest statistic.

Please read Basic Information on West Papua


West Papua: Attacked Border Post in Merauke

January 6, 2011

Violence Attack by Free Papua Movement

Merauke: An attack on a border post between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea when two local inhabitants, Klemen Basik-Basik and Amandus Basik-Basik were shot dead is now under investigation. The two lost their lives because they attacked members of infantry battalion 132/Bima Sakti who were on duty at the post.

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Indonesia rights body reports torture in Papua

January 6, 2011

The National Human Rights Commission has submitted to President Yudhoyono a report on its investigations

Indonesia’s top human rights body on Thursday urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action against “serious” rights violations by security forces in Papua region, the most eastern provinces of Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »