Is a U.S. Mining Company Funding a Violent Crackdown in Indonesia?

Nov 29 2011, 11:50 AM ET by Samantha Michaels American mining giant Freeport-McMoRan is paying the same local police who have used violence against mine workers asking for better wages. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Up in the remote mountains of West Papua, Indonesia, a road winds along steep cliffs, tall trees, and security checkpoints to the…

Give Jakarta’s Papua initiative a chance

Neles Tebay, Jakarta | Fri, 11/25/2011 10:39 AM Calls for the Indonesian government to settle the long-standing conflict in Papua through dialogue with representatives of local people are no longer relevant. The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has publicly admitted the need to hold a dialogue with Papuans in order to seek better solutions…

UNDP in Papua: Supporting Development in Tanah Papua

UNDP is providing supports to Papua and West Papua provinces through People-centered Development Programme (PDP). The aim of the programme is to strengthen local government and civil society capacities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Developing key capacities within local government and civil society to formulate and implement appropriate, locally-specific and targeted development programmes…

Obama respects Yudhoyono`s policies on Papua

Fri, November 18 2011 21:38 | Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) – US President Barack Obama has assured President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Washington respects the policies the latter is pursuing in handling the problems in Papua, a spokesman for the Indonesian leader said. The security situation in Papua that had been heating up recently…

New strategy behind separatism in Papua

Benny YP Siahaan, Geneva | Thu, 08/07/2008 10:08 AM Jakarta Post Separatism in Papua is now perhaps the only remaining serious and long-standing separatist problem in Indonesia after the issue of Acehnese separatism was finally and successfully resolved. Following the Aceh peace deal in 2005, it is expected that the Papuan rebellion will follow in…

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) in Papua, Indonesia

The Grasberg minerals district contains the largest single recoverable copper reserve and the largest single gold reserve in the world based on the latest available reserve data provided by third-party industry consultants. Grasberg is at the heart of a highly prospective minerals district, where ongoing exploration is providing opportunities to continue to add to our…

The Papuans’ (il) legitimate battle for independence

Harison Citrawan, Jakarta | Mon, 09/05/2011 8:00 AM Jakarta Post Papua has once again come under not only the national but also the international spotlight. The situation was exacerbated by a leaked document about the Indonesian Army titled Autonomy of Papuan Separatists, on the Internet. Many human rights activists were quick to voice criticism over…

US supports RI’s stance on Papua

23 October 2011 In the process of gaining support in Asia, an engine of global growth where the US has major interests in trade and investment, the US has at times appeased Indonesia, and has expressed its full support for Indonesia’s handling of restive Papua. “First and foremost, we support Indonesia’s efforts against separatism,” said…