Residents protest medical waste dump (21 Mar 2009)
The Jakarta Post - Residents of Iwaka village, Kuala Kencana district, Papua, have protested against the dumping of medical waste at the Iwaka landfill, used to dispose of garbage from Timika and managed by the Mimika Public Works Agency.

Indonesia's Sinar Mas defends palm oil expansion (20 Mar 2009)
ARTA (Reuters) - Sinar Mas Group, one of Indonesia's top palm oil growers, denied on Friday accusations that its activities were damaging the environment and said it would stick to plans to expand its plantations.

Indonesia Makes Overtures To Papua Separatists (20 Mar 2009)
Reuters - A separatist leader from Indonesia's Papua has returned from exile at the invitation of Jakarta for talks aimed at securing peace in the remote province in the east of the country, a minister said on Friday. Nicolas Jouwe, 85, a founder of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), met Indonesian officials in the Netherlands before agreeing to return.

Papua rebel group founder calls for peace with Indonesia (20 Mar 2009)
JAKARTA, (AFP) -- The co-founder of a Papuan rebel group fighting to split from Indonesia called for a peaceful settlement to the conflict Friday after returning from more than 40 years in exile abroad.

Papuan Resistance Leader Stuns Bakrie By Referring (20 Mar 2009)
Jakarta Globe - What was supposed to be a public relations exercise by Aburizal Bakrie, the coordinating minister for People's Welfare, didn't go according to script on Friday.