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‘Development funds for Papua among the highest’ (29 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Thursday for an audit of the disbursement of the state budget for the development of Papua island, saying that the achievement of the development on the island was far from satisfying.

SBY Calls for Papua Audit To Deal With Grievances (29 Jul 2010)
Jakarta Globe - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday demanded an audit of Papua’s special autonomous status following rising complaints that it had failed to improve the welfare of the people after nine years.

Indonesian Sinar Mas-linked firms wrecked forest: reports (29 Jul 2010)
Reuters & Greenpeace - New photographic evidence, aerial monitoring and field analysis details how the Sinar Mas group continues to clear rainforest containing priceless biodiversity – such as orang-utan habitat - and carbon-rich peatlands, despite public promises it has made to clean up its act. Greenpeace and many other environmental and social justice NGOs have exposed the devastating impact of Sinar Mas operations in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua.

‘Prejudice and distrust’ leave Papua roadmap in limbo (29 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A planned dialogue between the central government and Papua to seek a comprehensive settlement to long-standing problems is in limbo because both sides still deeply distrust one another, researchers say. “Jakarta and Papua no longer share mutual trust or common ground .... Both sides bear prejudices [...]".

RI prepares pilot project for Norway deal (29 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The government is determining which province will be the host of a pilot project for the implementation of the Indonesian-Norway forestry deal, says a minister.