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New Zealand to help train Papua community police (20 Feb 2008)
Jayapura- The New Zealand Police are considering the possibility of cooperating with the Papua police in carrying out a program to train community police for Indonesia's most-eastern province, a Papua police spokesman said.

Five Papuan regents agree to form separate province (19 Feb 2008)
Five regents in Papua on Monday expressed their decision to form a separate province after walking out of a regency-municipality working meeting at the Papua gubernatorial office in Jayapura.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs answers (19 Feb 2008)
The human rights situation in Indonesia has improved over the last 10 years and we judge that the government remains committed to further progress, as indicated by its 2006 accession to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. We recognise that challenges remain and our embassy in Jakarta closely follows the situation in Papua, particularly concerning civil society work on human rights and freedom of expression.

book publication Testimony project (19 Feb 2008)
The goal in creating the book is two-fold. First, it is crucial that Papuans get a chance to speak for themselves, rather than being reinterpreted or silenced for any number of reasons and by any number of people.

RI in dilemma over Kosovo status (19 Feb 2008)
JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia has delayed its decision on whether to recognize or reject Kosovo's independence until it can settle differences at home and be sure of the international voice.