Category: Asia Oceania

NZ parliamentary committee gets West Papua briefing

A New Zealand parliament select committee has heard there is currently no pathway for West Papua to be put on the UN decolonisation list. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee was today briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
Indonesian minister wants Papua activists arrested

Indonesia’s Minister of Defence has called for members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be arrested when they return to the country. The pro-independence organisation has just concluded a summit in Vanuatu, where the UK-based activist Benny…
Demonstrations held in Pacific to mark Papuan flag day

Demonstrations have been held around the Pacific to mark the anniversary of West Papua’s declaration of independence when the Morning Star flag was first raised. It’s 56 years since the Papua nationalist flag was first officially flown in the former…
NZ’s Peters asked to help end Papua standoff

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters is being asked to appeal to Jakarta to peacefully negotiate an end a stand off in Papua. The call from West Papua Action in Auckland came amid reports of up to 1300 people being…

Radio NZ International – About two hundred men held at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are to be moved to a new facility within weeks. The Australian immigration minister, Peter Dutton, says those who…
West Papua protest at Forum summit in Apia

A small, but vocal, group of protesters gathered this morning outside the Sheraton Aggies Resort in Apia, venue of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting, to raise awareness about the plight of West Papua and its people. Protest organiser…
Apia confrontation highlights sensitivity over West Papua

Redui BZ International – A confrontation between media and Indonesian officials in Samoa last week has highlighted the depth of feelings in the region about West Papua.   Pacific Islanders are increasingly speaking out over their concern about reports of…
Pacific leadership focussed on improving lives of islanders

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister says Pacific leaders are determined to develop the economic potential of each of their island countries. Gerry Brownlee made this comment after attending the Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit in Apia, where he was standing in…
Ini Sikap New Zealand Soal Dipertahankannya Isu Papua di PIF

WELLINGTON, SATUHARAPAN.COM – Dipertahankannya isu pelanggaran Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) di Papua dalam komunike bersama Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi (KTT) ke-48 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) di Apia, Salomon Islands, akhir pekan lalu, masih mendatangkan pertanyaan dari berbagai kalangan tentang apa yang…