Papua NGOs Forum urges government to protect fores (28 Jul 2008)
The Papua NGOs Forum is calling on Indonesia's government to stop issuing permits for oil palm plantation in Papua province.

Election news (27 Jul 2008)
The PKS (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera ) is training 800,000 cadres to reach its target of 20 percent of the votes in the 2009 election. They hope to reach this target as the basis for winning the presidency in September next year.

Rights body to launch Papua abuse probe (25 Jul 2008)
The [Indonesian] National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) will launch an investigation into alleged human rights violations in Papua, despite protests from the Attorney General's Office (AGO).

Indonesia to Amend Law, Boost Plane Safety Checks (25 Jul 2008)
Indonesia will amend a law on aircraft inspections and increase the number of required safety checks to enable PT Garuda Indonesia and other carriers to get approval to fly to Europe.

Freeport, UNSRI sign MOU on mining (25 Jul 2008)
PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: PT Freeport Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with Palembang-based Sriwijaya University, offering opportunities for students of the university's mining department to conduct research in the company.