Local govt bodies reject proposal on Papua split (5 Feb 2008)
The Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) and the Papuan Legislative Council (DPRP) have rejected a proposal by the House of Representatives (DPR) to divide Papua into four provinces.

Freeport pays Indonesia 1.8 billion dlrs in 2007 (4 Feb 2008)
The local Indonesian unit of US mining giant Freeport said Monday that it paid the government here 1.8 billion dollars in 2007 amid soaring commodity prices and solid production.

Villager shot dead by military patrol (2 Feb 2008)
JAYAPURA, Papua: A Papuan villager was shot and killed by soldiers on a routine military patrol in Wamena on Thursday

Rights report slams RI over threats in Papua, idle reforms (1 Feb 2008)
Threats and intimidation against rights defenders increased in Papua and West Papua provinces in 2007 while efforts at military reform stalled, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday in its global report on human rights.

Hearing in the trial of Sabar Olif (31 Jan 2008)
A hearing in the trial of Iwanggin Sabar Olif was held in Jayapura on 28 January. The court hearing was held to consider the demurrer submitted at the previous hearing by the defence lawyer which argued that the charge sheet presented by the prosecution was not legally sound and that the trial should not therefore proceed.