Signs of influx of West Papuans to PNG

There are signs of an influx of West Papuans into Papua New Guinea amid a protracted conflict across the border. Since 2018, there’s been a surge of violent exchanges between the West Papua Liberation Army and Indonesian security forces in…
Solomons boost border security for Bougainville referendum

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security along the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea, ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum this weekend. The non-binding referendum, which begins on Saturday, is the final expression of the Bougainville Peace…
PNG welcome West Papua refugees

Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA – October 15, 2019: 10am (NBC NEWS PNG): Papua New Guinea will stand ready to welcome refugees from West Papua if they decide to seek refuge in the country. Prime Minister James Marape made these remarks…
West Papuan refugees welcome in PNG – PM

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says his country stands ready to welcome more refugees from West Papua. James Marape was responding to questions in Parliament yesterday about the deteriorating human rights situation on the Indonesian side of the border. He…
PNG police stop West Papuan awareness plans

Papua New Guinea police have stopped a group of visiting West Papuans raising awareness about human rights abuses in neighbouring Indonesia. A group of around 200 people called the West Papua Interest Association crossed over the border into PNG’s Western…
PNG and Indonesia cooperating on border development, says Pato

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister says economic and social development is already underway in the area around the border with Indonesia. Rimbink Pato was responding to comments by National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop that PNG had not co-operated enough…
Xanana: Kami Tak Minta Bantuan, Kami Minta Hak Kami

DEN HAAG, KOMPAS.com – Pemerintah Timor Leste dan Australia maju ke meja perundingan terkait sengketa batas wilayah laut antara kedua negara, di celah Timor. Perundingan itu digelar di Den Haag, Belanda, Senin (29/8/2016). Seperti diberitakan Associated Press, selama ini kedua…
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…