Category: Asia Oceania

Source: AAP, SBS News Seven Pacific island nations have called for a UN investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Indonesia’s West Papua and Papua provinces, where a separatist movement has simmered for decades. A statement to a session of…
PNG-Indonesia Maritime Border Security in need of boats

Defence officers have caught an Indonesian boat carrying illegal firearms into Vanimo, West Sepik Province. Pictures of the weapons supplied by a MiRpota in Vanimo showed what appeared to be a homemade weapon. They were found in the possession of…
How Indonesia silences West Papuan independence supporters overseas

By PMC Editor – asiapacificreport While abroad for a study exchange year in Melbourne, Connor Woodman discovered that Indonesia’s effort to thwart the independence movement of its troubled Papuan provinces spreads all the way to Australia’s urban heartlands. Occupied by Indonesia since 1963, the…

By Stefan Armbruster, SBS Australia Australia’s nearest Pacific neighbours have taken the lead in trying to broker a peaceful future for Indonesia’s contested West Papuan provinces. Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia’s FLNKS took the step at…
Claim Aussie choppers used in Papuan ‘genocide’

A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry out ‘genocidal’ attacks in West Papua. (Transcript from World News Australia Radio) A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry…
West Papua Issue On MSG Agenda

The 19th Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders summit has integrated into its agenda the issue of the movement of West Papua. Incoming chair and FLNKS representative at the Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) Caroline Manchoro said currently MSG’s stand is only to…

A report from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy warns that unless there are urgent reforms to the style of parliamentary democracy practised across Melanesia, autocracy will takes its place. The report claims it’s well past time to acknowledge that…