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Teachers' unite to improve education (8 Nov 2008)
The Jakarta Post - Papuan teachers have been taking part in a jamboree aiming to build character, increase competency and development to improve education levels in the region.

TNI assets 'far higher' than Rp 2.1 trillion (8 Nov 2008)
The Jakarta Post - A government task force has undervalued the net worth of the Indonesian Military's (TNI) business units with just a year to go before a deadline for the state to claim all TNI business assets, a rights group has said.

More Indonesians return home from PNG (8 Nov 2008)
ANTARA News - The head of the Boven Digoel district in the Indonesian eastern province of Papua, Yusak Yaluwo, said here on Saturday that more and more Indonesian citizens who had so far lived in Papua New Guinea were returning home following development and education progress in the region.

Papuas Aids Problem (7 Nov 2008)
The Indonesian province of Papua in South-East Asia is largely closed to international media. However it now faces a Hiv/Aids problem so grave it deserves the wider world's attention. Authorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta say the infection rate in Papua is 15 times the national average. But field workers say that figure could be closer to 50 times.

What is destroying our rainforests? Greed, palm oil (5 Nov 2008)
The jakarta Post - The establishment of oil-palm plantations in Kalimantan and Sumatra poses the greatest threat to orangutans today. In fact, the clearing of forest and the establishment of oil-palm plantations has a negative impact not only on orangutan populations but also on climate, the water cycle, carbon emissions and livelihoods in local communities.