Category: Asia Oceania

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu , 07 September 2017   A senior staff member of Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Franz Albert Joku, has rubbished the peaceful protest highlighting the plight of West Papua at the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting,…
Second West Papua protest to go ahead at Forum summit

Demonstrators are staging another protest this afternoon outside the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Apia, in support of West Papuan independence. Police disbanded about thirty protestors demonstrating outside the meeting venue in Samoa’s capital this morning. The protest organiser Jerome…
Tuvalu and Kiribati are the least-visited countries in the world

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation recently published a new report, revealing 15 least-visited countries in the world. Tuvalu and Kiribati appeared on the top of that list. Only 1000 people visited Tuvalu last year, which makes it the least-visited…

DailyPost – By Richard M. Nanua, Jul 5, 2017 Six Indonesians have admitted to murdering their captain, late Xie Dingrong, on the high seas on board a Vanuatu registered fishing vessel after a heated argument with the deceased. Saepul Manap, Andi…
NZ and Indonesia move towards stronger defence ties

The New Zealand defence minister and his Indonesian counterpart have signalled stronger defence ties between the two countries. The ministers signed a Joint Statement on Defence Relations on Wednesday at a meeting in Jakarta. The statement identifies a range of…
Ratusan Pemimpin Aborigin Bertemu Rumuskan Referendum

ULURU, SATUHARAPAN.COM – Ratusan pemimpin Aborigin Australia berkumpul di Uluru, Australia tengah, hari ini (24/05)  untuk sebuah pertemuan bersejarah merumuskan langkah-langkah agar keberadaan mereka diakui secara resmi dalam konstitusi. Pertemuan selama tiga hari itu bertepatan dengan ulang tahun ke-50 referendum…

Guam, Jubi – Kesadaran bangsa-bangsa asli Kepulauan Pasifik untuk menyelamatkan bahasa ibunya kini kian meningkat. Baru-baru ini, pemerintah Guam membentuk kembali sebuah komisi bahasa asli Chamorro yang telah 20 tahun ini mengalami mati suri. Diketuai mantan senator, Hope Christobal, komisi…

Tonga, Jubi – Asosiasi penyiaran publik terbesar di dunia telah menyurati Raja Tonga untuk menyatakan keprihatinannya terhadap intervensi Pemerintah Kerajaan Tonga terhadap struktur Komisi Penyiaran Tonga. Bulan ini, pemerintah Tonga memaksa Ketua Komisi Penyiaran Publik untuk mengundurkan diri dan meminta…