West Papua Churches call on Widodo to end militarisation

The West Papua Council of Churches wants an end to what it says is the re-militarisation of the region. It wrote to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and also asked him to follow through on his commitment to meet with Papuan…

ABC News – By Catherine Graue on Pacific Beat Calls for the West Papua region to be granted independence continued this week as activists took to the streets in various Australian cities, calling for the Federal government to support an…

JAYAPURA – Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) Pusat minta Tentara Nasional Indoensa (TNI) dan Polisi Republik Indonesia (Polri) untuk tidak menakut-nakuti masyarakat sipil di Tanah Papua melalui operasi-operasi militer, penyisiran, penggeledahan, penganiayaan dan pembangunan pos-pos militer. Hal ini ditegaskan ketua…

The commander of the West Papua Liberation Army remains at large in the mountains of Puncak Jaya and is reportedly being pursued by Indonesia’s military. Human rights advocates in Papua province said seven people were killed last week by Indonesian…

Reports from Indonesia’s Papua province say seven West Papuans have been killed in a military operation in remote Puncak Jaya regency. The remote Highlands area has been the focus of efforts by the Indonesian military, or TNI, to hunt down…
No Chinese military base in Vanuatu: PM Salwai reiterated to Australia

Vanuatu’s prime minister has met his Australian counterpart and reiterated that his government will not allow China to build a military base on its shores. Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai.Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai. Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins Following reports that…