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Nine Held for Flying Banned Flag in Indonesian Papua: Police (21 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe & AFP - Nine people have been arrested after an outlawed separatist flag was raised in Papua, police said on Sunday. Eight men and a woman unfurled the banned "Morning Star" flag on Saturday in a village in Jayawijaya district and were arrested. Local police chief I Gede Sumerta Jaya said they're likely to be named suspects on charges of plotting against the state.

Turning to the Army to Fight Terrorism (21 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - In the continuing struggle against terrorism, the nation must employ every resource at its disposal. To date, the police’s anti-terror unit, Densus 88, has been chiefly responsible for counterterrorism investigations, raids and arrests.

Graft undermines conservation efforts (19 Nov 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Rampant corruption at the local level is undermining Indonesia’s pledge to conserve its forests as it prepares to rake in billions of dollars under a scheme to be discussed at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Mo-chammad Jasin told The Jakarta Post that graft pertaining to the issuance of logging permits remained rampant in Papua, Kalimantan and Sumatra, which are home to the nation’s largest forests.

Carbon credits have a social price for Indonesia (18 Nov 2010)
The Sydney Morning Herald - Preserving tropical forests not only protects habitat for wildlife but also preserves the livelihoods and culture of the millions of people who live in and around Indonesia's forests. But international assistance comes at its own price. Donor countries often act without respect for the situation on the ground in Indonesia.

Reggae Ringtone Sparks Tribal Violence in Papua (17 Nov 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Dozens of homes and motorcycles were burned and three people suffered serious wounds on Wednesday following tribal violence in the city of Jayapura. Hundreds of residents of the Wamena tribe attacked the neighboring Yoka tribe on Wednesday morning, burning 23 homes, 12 motorcycles and two cars, with another 56 homes damaged during the violence, according to the local administration. The attack was triggered by an offensive ringtone circulating among the Yoka tribe that allegedly contained insulting lyrics directed at the Wamena tribe, playing to a reggae beat.