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Indonesian President Postpones Netherlands Trip (5 Oct 2010)
The New York Times - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia abruptly postponed a state visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday after three Dutch citizens supporting Indonesian separatists filed a claim accusing him of human right abuses and demanding that he be arrested on Dutch soil.

Papuan Leaders Say People Are United Against Indonesia; Break Off Talks With Central Government (5 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe - As calls for independence in Papua and West Papua intensify, leaders in the restive provinces have rejected the possibility of talks with the Indonesian government until it acknowledges human rights abuses and ensures economic development.

Papuan Independence Activists Want Obama to Take Up Their Cause (5 Oct 2010)
Voice of America - A delegation of independence activists from Indonesia's Papua province are calling upon President Barack Obama to advocate on their behalf when he meets with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in November. The delegation recently returned from Washington, where they testified before Congress and meet with State and Defense department officials.

Merauke food estate: Weighing the agricultural balance (4 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Post - News of progress on the massive Merauke food estate in Papua indicates growing momentum behind Indonesia’s attempts to boost its agricultural output through promoting investment and harnessing technology.

Constructive communication for Papua (30 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The central government under the leadership of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is committed to continue establishing constructive dialogue with Papua. This commitment was made public through President Yudhoyono’s state address on Aug. 16, 2010.