Papua call for UN to revisit former Dutch colony's plight

Fri 11 Apr 2014 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia ---- West Papuan separatists say they want the United Nations to revisit their case, claiming they were denied their rights in the 1969 Act of Free Choice.

Landslides in Indonesia’s Papua kill eleven, two missing

Mon 24 Feb 2014 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia--- Eleven people have been killed and two others are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in Indonesia’s remote eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday.

Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes

Scott Cheney-Peters
Mon 24 Feb 2014 -

Indonesia has become embroiled in maritime disputes with neighbors like Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.

Pacific island states ‘must think beyond grid to electrify’

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia ---- Despite advances in research and development on renewable energy, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific remain the most energy-poor in the world, with an estimated 70 per cent of the population still without access to reliable energy.

West Papua Politicians Jailed for Budget Graft

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia --- An anti-corruption court in Jayapura handed down custodial sentences on Monday to four senior Papuan politicians and a corporate executive for their roles in the 2011 corruption of the provincial budget.

Indonesia-PNG agree currency use on border

Mon 03 Feb 2014 -

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia ---The governments of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the use of the Indonesian rupiah and PNG kina in the two countries’ border areas.

Building relations with Pacific Island countries

Mon 27 Jan 2014 -

Opinion by Arto Suryodipuro

West Papuans criticise Indonesian 'hijacking' of visit by Pacific leaders

Tue 21 Jan 2014 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia --- A group of Pacific Island nations has agreed not to interfere in Indonesia’s administration of West Papua, despite earlier pledging their support for the West Papuan independence push.

Melanesians respect Indonesia's sovereignty

Fri 17 Jan 2014 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia ---- Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member nations that have often voiced concerns over alleged human rights abuses in Papua said on Wednesday they fully respected Indonesia’s sovereignty.

MSG mission to Indonesia imminent

Fri 10 Jan 2014 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia --- A Foreign Ministers' delegation of the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) is reportedly due to visit Indonesia within days to discuss and observe West Papua.

Samoa praised in Bali

Fri 06 Dec 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia ---- Samoa’s decision to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been praised during the opening session of the 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Bali Indonesia.

Australia and China commit funds to WTO's programmes for developing and least developed countries

Thu 05 Dec 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia ---- Australia has donated AUD$2 million to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund at the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali in December 2013 as part of a multi-year commitment to the Fund.

Pacific Group calls on Pacific World Trade Organization members to respect non-negotiating Ministerial

Wed 04 Dec 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia --- The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is calling on Pacific members of the World Trade Organisation to honour the previous statement by the Director General and not let this weeks Ministerial become a negotiation on the current issues.

WTO rules must address food security needs of developing countries – UN expert

Tue 03 Dec 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia --- A United Nations independent rights expert called today for policy changes that will allow developing countries the freedom to use their reserves to help secure the right to food without the threat of sanctions under current World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Indonesian consul wants more cooperation

Fri 29 Nov 2013 -

VANIMO, Indonesia --- Indonesian consul in Vanimo, West Sepik, Jahar Gultom wants to see more exchange programmes in trade, sports and church activities between his country and Papua New Guinea.

Agency to be established to protect crime witnesses, victims

Fri 15 Nov 2013 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Six south-east Asian countries have agreed to establish a technical agency in the region to strengthen cooperation among national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime.

East Timor PM says spying a threat to democracy

Fri 08 Nov 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia --- East Timor's Prime Minister has added his criticism to claims Australia has been spying on its neighbours.

Indonesia to send navy patrols to Timor Sea for asylum seekers

Thu 31 Oct 2013 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Indonesia will offer to step up naval patrols in the ocean between Java and Australia in an attempt to combat people smuggling.

Indonesia leads Asia-Pacific in reducing child mortality: report

Thu 31 Oct 2013 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia ----Indonesia has topped countries in the Asia-Pacific region in reducing child mortality, according to a new report by Save the Children.

Papua governor rejects two new province proposals

Wed 30 Oct 2013 -

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has announced his refusal toward two autonomous region proposals from South and Central Papua.

Australia PM to head to Commonwealth despite boycott call

Wed 09 Oct 2013 -

NUSA DUA, Indonesia --- Australia's new prime minister said Monday he would attend a Commonwealth summit next month despite calls for a boycott over the human rights record of host Sri Lanka.

Abbott backs Jakarta over West Papua issue

Wed 09 Oct 2013 -

NUSA DUA, Indonesia --- Australian Prime Minister Tonny Abbott says activists who want to "grandstand" against Indonesia are not welcome in Australia.

Papua New Guinea wants to host 2018 APEC summit

Mon 07 Oct 2013 -

BALI, Indonesia --- New Zealand is lending its weight to Papua New Guinea hosting the APEC summit in 2018.

'Freedom Flotilla' approaches Indonesia's marine border

Thu 12 Sep 2013 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia ---- The flotilla making its way from Australia towards the Indonesian province of Papua is expected to cross Indonesia's marine border on Thursday.

PNG to purchase electricity from indonesia`s Papua

Wed 21 Aug 2013 -

JAYAPURA, Indonesia --- Papua New Guinea plans to buy electricity from Indonesia`s province of Papua to cover shortage in power supply in PNG province of Vanimo across the border.