Greenpeace Discovers Illegal Logging in Nabire (18 Oct 2008)
TEMPO Interactive - Jakarta: Greenpeace announced it had found evidence of illegal logging activities in Kaimana, West Papua, carried out by two companies whose licenses had been suspended. "We found evidence that the operation was in progress. These activities are illegal," said Greenpeace forestry campaign person for Southeast Asia, Bustar Maitar in a press release.

Central govt allots Rp 35b for mobile clinic in Papua (17 Oct 2008)
In a bid to provide Papuan and West Papuan people with better health services, the government has allocated over Rp 35 billion (US$3.57 million) to fund a mobile clinic program to cover the two provinces from August to December, a minister says.

TNI reform: No more business as usual (17 Oct 2008)
In his remarks during the ceremony to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Indonesian Military (TNI) in Surabaya on Tuesday, TNI Chief Gen. Djoko Santoso reported briefly on the five-point implementation of TNI's internal reform agenda over the past 10 years:

'Bintang Kejora' separatist movement flag raised in Nabire (16 Oct 2008)
Police are questioning several witnesses after Bintang Kejora (morning star) separatist flags were raised in four strategic locations in Nabire regency, Papua, early Wednesday morning.

Several thousand Papuans march for independence (16 Oct 2008)
About 2,000 people rallied in the capital of Indonesia's Papua province on Thursday, calling for independence for the remote, resource-rich area in the far east of the country.