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500 elementary school teachers needed in remote Mimika (4 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - More than 500 elementary school teachers are needed in Mimika, Papua province, to prevent remote areas of the regency from lagging behind in education, Mimika Education Agency chief Ausilius You says.

Autonomy watch: Regent dreams of more Papuan professors (3 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Tolikara Regent John Tabo has a dream that the regency located in Papua's mountainous region can produce a professor. To realize the dream, Tolikara regency administration has been sending school students to attend special and intensive courses at Surya Institute to excel in mathematics and sciences.

Armed group demands Rp 1b ransom, gold (29 Apr 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A group of 30 people, armed with six weapons, have reportedly besieged a mine in Paniai, Papua province since Monday, demanding a ransom of Rp 1 billion (US$110,000)and 10 kilograms of gold dust.

Statement on Human Rights for the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues (26 Apr 2010)
9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 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. Chairperson, I would like to use this opportunity to draw your attention to the situation of Indigenous Peoples in my homeland North Sumatera and in Merauke, West Papua.

Government urged to end discrimination (26 Apr 2010)
UCANews - Rights groups and churchmen have urged the government to cease what they call its discriminatory treatment of Papuan nationalists.