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Papua Needs More Medical Workers (16 Oct 2008)
TEMPO Interactive, Jayapura: Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari asked for the requirements for medical workers in Papua to be centralized. "Papua needs medical workers from the central government," she said in Jayapura, Papua, yesterday. However, there has not been coordination with other departments about this idea.

One man's Nobel Prize a recognition that a lasting peace can be achieved (13 Oct 2008)
THE awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari (pictured) was, according to the Nobel Committee, largely for his work in brokering the Aceh peace process, which ended three decades of war in Indonesia's north-western tip.

UKstore withdraws tropical rainforest flooring (13 Oct 2008)
RETAILER Next has withdrawn some of its hardwood flooring from sale following concerns it was made from rainforest timber from an illegal logging hotspot.

Papua wants 30% of Freeport's tax (9 Oct 2008)
TIMIKA, Papua: Papua's provincial administration is waiting for the House of Representatives answer on its proposal to allocate 30 percent of tax from mining company PT Freeport Indonesia to stock the province's limited development fund.

Indonesia Papua forests seen under palm oil threat (8 Oct 2008)
Indonesia must do more to save pristine rainforests in Papua from destruction, particularly with plans to open up huge tracts of land to develop palm oil plantations, environmentalists said on Wednesday.