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Diarrhoea kills 156 in Indonesian Papua (29 Jul 2008)
A diarrhoea outbreak in a remote area of Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua has killed at least 156 people and sickened hundreds of others, media reports say.

West Papuans 'traumatised' (29 Jul 2008)
West Papuans have yet to recover from the trauma of human rights violations, whilst continuing migration inwards is threatening to marginalise them in their resource-rich province, an ecumenical team from the World Council of Churches (WCC) has told top-level Indonesian government officials.

Indonesia forest is at risk --- Amid resource boom (28 Jul 2008)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The global resource boom is threatening one of the world's last tropical-forest frontiers: the Merauke region of Indonesia's remote Papua province.

Kwila import into New Zealand declines (28 Jul 2008)
A major retail chain store in New Zealand Harvey Norman has decided to stop importing and selling outdoor furniture products made from Kwila timber.

DAP must not be used for political purposes (28 Jul 2008)
Jayapura: The military commander of XVII/Cenderawasih, Major General Haryadi Soetanto issued a warning on Saturday to remind all adat councils in Papua, including the Dewan Adat Papua (Papuan Traditional Council) that they should not use these institutions for political purposes, or still worse intervene in any way in affairs of State that could undermine the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).