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Agus Suhartono Named Head of Indonesian Military (27 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The House of Representatives on Monday approved Navy Vice Adm. Agus Suhartono as the new head of the Indonesian Military. Agus was declared clean of corruption cases and human rights violations following verifications by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) a day before the fit and proper test.

RI, Oz to hold joint military training on terrorism (26 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Indonesian Army's Special Force (Kopassus) and the Australian Safety Air Services (SAS) are set to hold a joint training on handling terrorism at the Ngurah Rai international airport in Bali on Tuesday.

Advocate calls on NZ to push ‘Bougainville solution’ for Indonesia and West Papua (25 Sep 2010)
Pacific Scoop - Human rights activist Maire Leadbeater says while there is currently no offer from the New Zealand government to mediate talks between representatives of Indonesia and West Papua, she is confident Wellington could draw on similar diplomacy tools which helped to resolve the 10-year Bougainville civil war.

US Congress Holds Open Hearing on Alleged Abuses in Indonesian Papua (23 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The United States Congress on Wednesday held an open hearing on Indonesia’s alleged military abuses in Papua as well as the harsh economic, health and social condition of its people.

United States Calls on Indonesia to Advance Papua Autonomy (23 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The United States called Wednesday for Indonesia to move forward on autonomy in its Papua region and insisted it would not overlook human rights as it seeks broader relations with Jakarta.