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Indonesia Agrees to 2-Year Freeze on Forest Concessions in $1b Deal (27 May 2010)
Jakarta Globe - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced on Wednesday that Indonesia would stop issuing new concessions for peatlands and natural forests for two years, effectively imposing a temporary halt on deforestation.

Independence for Papua still hotly debated (27 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Papuan independence from the Republic of Indonesia remains a hot topic among Papuans, with many still struggling for a separate state, a discussion heard Tuesday. The issue emerged again during a discussion in Merauke on a book entitled Integrasi Telah Selesai (Integration Is Done) published by the Nusantara Study Center and edited by Agus E. Santoso and Yosep Rizal.

RI minority groups ‘still being attacked’ (27 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Indonesia’s minority and religious groups remain vulnerable to violence and discrimination, says an Amnesty International report released Wednesday in Indonesia.

AMAN's Statement before the 9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (27 May 2010)
Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) - "Chairperson, there are significant current and imminent threats of violations of indigenous peoples land rights taking place throughout Indonesia including in Borneo, in Sulawesi, in West Papua and in Sumatra where I come from."

DPD supports plan to establish Central Papua as new province (27 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A member of the Regional House of Representatives (DPD) fully supports a plan for the creation of Central Papua as a new province separate from the existing Papua provinces.