Category: Asia Oceania

Indonesia not resolving grievances in Papua – UN

Recent violence in Papua is the result of grievances in the region that Indonesia is failing to address, the UN human rights office says. The bodies of 16 people were retrieved from the Highlands region last week, after a group…
West Papua Liberation Army claims responsibility for Papua killings

The West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua. The claims confirmed initial blame placed on the separatist group by Indonesian authorities, and marked a deadly escalation of conflict in the…

Academics have been urged to ensure that cultures of Pacific peoples are promoted within the education system. Victoria University academic Kabini Sanga says scholars who attended the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society annual conference in Wellington this week can…

Indonesia’s President is encouraging Indonesian companies to develop palm oil in Solomon Islands. Joko Widodo met with the Solomons Prime Minister Rick Hou on Saturday on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea. Mr Widodo said they…
Memorable visit for Xi

CHINESE President Xi Jinping says he will take back home lifetime memories of the warm welcome he received from the people during his historical two-day State visit. He will especially mention how the children at a school welcomed him by…
PM Hou welcomes Australia’s new regional initiative

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has welcomed the recent announcement from his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison for Australia to establish a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure facility for projects in the region. This followed the new policy initiative for the Pacific Region announced by…

Jakarta – Menteri Negara Inggris untuk negara-negara persemakmuran dan PBB, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, telah memulai kunjungannya ke Indonesia selama dua hari. Lord Ahmad akan tiba di Jakarta, usai menghadiri konferensi “Our Oceans” yang diselenggarakan pada 29-30 Oktober 2018 di Bali. A…

New Caledonia’s independence referendum has prompted French Polynesia’s pro-independence party to ask France to organise a vote on full self-rule in Tahiti. This comes after 56 percent of New Caledonians voted against independence amid a record 81 percent turnout. French…