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Papuans call for independent autonomy budget (26 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Papua's special autonomy fund should be kept separate from the province's budget and independently managed by a new institution, a DPR member says.

Papuan struggle enters new phase (26 Jul 2010)
openDemocracy - The Papuan movement is acting with a new strategic maturity in its quest for autonomy, argues Jason MacLeod.

Rights groups say Kopassus still ‘far from reformed’ (24 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Human rights bodies in the country said Friday the US should not lift its ban on ties with the Indonesian Army Special Forces (Kopassus) as it had not reformed, a claim refuted by the military.

Indonesia's special forces have not been brought to justice - or cleaned up its act (24 Jul 2010)
The Washington Post - In announcing this week that the United States would lift a 12-year-long ban on providing military assistance and training to Indonesia's special forces unit, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke about the Indonesian military's reforms and said it is prepared to ensure accountability for any human rights abuses by its soldiers. My experience with Indonesia's special forces and its justice system lead me to think President Obama is making a dangerous mistake.

Papua businesses call for bigger role (24 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Papuan businesspeople are calling for more involvement in projects in the province, saying they wanted to be active participants instead of outsiders.