archive

Court ruling ends govt’s authority to ban books (14 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Gone are the days when authors in the country had to live in fear of seeing their books outlawed by the government, thanks to a watershed court ruling Wednesday that expunges a 1963 law on book-banning.

Papuans displaced by military operations in the central highlands remain unassisted (13 Oct 2010)
IDMC & NRC - Since May 2010 and particularly in May and June, an unknown number of Papuans, ranging from several hundreds to several thousands, have been reported to be internally displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya, where the government of Indonesia has been conducting counter-insurgency operations against rebels of the OPM (Free Papua Movement).

Indonesian President Vows to Rebuild Flood-Hit West Papua (13 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Manokwari, West Papua. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited the flood-hit West Papua town of Wasior on Wednesday, pledging immediate state support for recovery efforts. At least 145 people were killed and 700 injured when landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains hit the town on Oct. 4. At least 100 people are still missing.

Papua Tribe Asserts Right to Sue Mining Giant (13 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A Papuan tribe fighting over its customary rights to land in court against US mining giant Freeport McMoRan on Monday dismissed an intervention lawsuit filed by several clans in the tribe as invalid.

SBY and the paradox of internationalism (13 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s canceled visit to the Netherlands came as a surprise for many people since the decision was made just a few minutes with his plane waiting on the runway.