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Papua losing more forest to development (4 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Papua's forested areas have shrunk further due to rampant infrastructure development activities and the formation of new regions across the province, an official says.

Govt appoints ex-minister as commissioner (4 Jun 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The government has appointed former justice and human rights minister Andi Mattalatta as its representative on PT Freeport Indonesia's board of commissioners, a measure that is hoped to improve communication between the state and the Papua-based company.

Indonesia's last frontier - Indonesia is a democracy. But many Papuans do not want to be part of it (3 Jun 2010)
The Economist - [...] So far the government has refused to talk to the fractious OPM. Unless it changes its mind, it risks being unable to prevent the young radicals from kicking off a revolution.

Indonesia to Scrap Permits to Save Forests, Official Claims (31 May 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Indonesia will revoke existing forestry licences held by palm oil and timber firms to save natural forests under a $1 billion climate change deal signed with Norway last week, a government official said on Monday.

Shock and Uncertainty Over Forest-Clearing Moratorium (31 May 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Business leaders and even top government officials have been left surprised by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s announcement last week that the country would impose a two-year moratorium on the clearing of natural forests.