BHP Billiton expands in Indonesia (17 Jun 2008)
BHP Billiton is expanding its activities in Indonesia, signing a joint venture agreement on Tuesday to develop two nickel mines in partnership with state-owned company Antam, an investment that could top $4.5bn. Development of nickel laterite mines on Gag Island, off West Papua, and North Maluku would be a significant boon for Indonesia's mining sector which, despite its vast resources, has languished amid uncertainty about the introduction of new laws.

Indonesia: Communal Tensions in Papua (16 Jun 2008)
Indonesia: Communal Tensions in Papua,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, explores the factors that have led to increasing strains in Papua: continuing Muslim migration from elsewhere in Indonesia| the emergence of new, exclusivist groups in both Christian and Muslim religious communities| the lasting impact of the Maluku conflict| and the impact of developments outside Papua.

Six arrested for illegal logging (13 Jun 2008)
Jakarta JAYAPURA: Police in Jayapura, Papua, arrested six employees from two forestry companies for alleged illegal logging outside approved forest concession areas, causing Rp 234 billion (US$24.8 million) in losses to the state.

Broken equipment halts Papua AIDS program (13 Jun 2008)

OHCHR adopts outcome UPR Indonesia (12 Jun 2008)
Concluding the consideration of the outcome on the report on Indonesia, which began on 9 June in the afternoon, non-governmental organizations raised issues concerning West Papua and Timor Leste.