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Corruption behind Papuan protests: Bishop (13 Jul 2010)
CathNews Asia - β€œThe real problem in Papua is corruption,” Jayapura Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar OFM Cap. has said, referring to street protests and recent requests for a referendum on independence from Indonesia.

Tough issues will test new Australian ambassador to Indonesia (12 Jul 2010)
The Sydney Morning Herald - The mutual effort to tackle terrorism and people smuggling will be at the forefront of issues facing Greg Moriarty, nominated yesterday as Australia's next ambassador to Indonesia.

Security disturbances exaggerated, says military (12 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - During a recent ceremony, a local military officer refused to label the perpetrators of recurrent security disturbances in Papua as "enemies".

Trans Papua construction costs Rp50 trillion (12 Jul 2010)
Antara News - The building of roads linking the regencies in Papua province (Trans Papua) will need some Rp50 trillion in 20 years.

The Question of Papua (12 Jul 2010)
Overseas Territories Review / Neles Tebay - Last Friday indigenous Papuans β€” through the provincial legislative council β€” symbolically handed back the 2001 Law on Special Autonomy to the Indonesian government. The act should neither be dismissed as irrational, nor should it lead to the conclusion that referendum and independence are the ultimate goals of those dissatisfied with the current situation in Papua. It is rather a cry to be taken seriously: Papuans are waiting for dialogue to negotiate a new solution to the their governance. The 2001 law was offered by the central government as the best and most realistic solution to the Papua conflict.