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Muridan calls on govt to do more for Papuan people (26 Aug 2008)
Kompas - Senior LIPI researcher Muridan Widjojo has called on the government to provide more opportunities for the Papuan people so as to enable them to make more progress. He said the government should give more opportunities to the local government to handle local issues in accordance with the aspirations of the people there.

How to crack down on rampant illegal logging (22 Aug 2008)
Although efforts have been made to crack down on illegal logging in Indonesia, it appears the problem is getting worse. It is hard to get accurate data on its magnitude, because there are no accurate records on it.

Clash Over Plan to Save Tropical Forests (21 Aug 2008)
Conservation and justice groups split over forest carbon trading| Fears 'land grab' could leave millions worse off.

Indicted Officer Removed from West Papua (21 Aug 2008)
The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and the West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) today welcomed the removal of Col. Burhanuddin Siagian from his command in West Papua. Siagian faces two indictments in East Timor for crimes against humanity committed in 1999.

Plan To Clear Land For Oil Palm Plantations (20 Aug 2008)
A Yeinan tribal in Papua province's Merauke districtm is anxious about what life would be like if the communal land on which she lives turns into oil palm plantations.