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stock market crash shows madness of the market Tom Bramble. July 12,
students throw down a challenge in Thailand By Giles Ji Ungpakorn
Papua: a hard choice, but a simple one Dan McGarry. June 23, 2015
arrests escalate in West Papua as regional summit draws closer By
Ben Hillier. June 7, 2015
conference calls for end to Rohingya genocide Helen Jarvis. June
on the defensive, but situation explosive Hui Xiamei. May 27, 2015
amid the horror Jordan Humphreys. May 24, 2015
last time they turned back the boats Jeff Sparrow. May 18, 2015
unions pledge support for West Papua May 15, 2015
class consciousness in Indonesia By Sherr Rinn. May 7, 2015
tale of two headlines By Josh Lees. May 5, 2015
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Police attack and shoot at 10 Papuan youth, killing one and injuring others
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. July 23, 2015
Stop fabrication of charges and ensure continuation of police reform
Asian Human Rights Commission Statement. July 16, 2015
Time to release all political prisoners in Papua and West Papua provinces
and revise the Penal Code Open Letter by the Asian Human Rights Commission.
July 8, 2015
years since the Biak Massacre West Papuan people still oppressed
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media release. July 4, 2015
Environmental activist attacked and stabbed to death by Indonesian navy
personnel Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. June 29, 2015
Papua makes history with political recognition Free West Papua Statement.
June 26, 2015
Papuan activists detained and charged Amnesty International Urgent
Action. June 23, 2015
West Papuans petition Melanesian foreign ministers Free West Papua
Statement. June 23, 2015
Papua, represented by the ULMWP must be at the MSG table Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. June 22, 2015
of US Congress call for action on long detained prisoners of conscience
in Indonesia Media Release. June 18, 2015
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call for transparent investigation into Tolikara case Jakarta Post.
July 25, 2015. Human rights activists have called on the government and
the National Police to carry out a transparent investigation into a fatal
clash that occurred in Tolikara, Papua, last week.
Muslim groups condemn Tolikara incident Jakarta Post. July 25, 2015.
Despite a peace agreement after an incident in Tolikara, Papua, thousands
of Muslims from various groups in Surakarta, Central Java, staged a rally
on Friday to protest the violence.
characters to be built with more singing, reading Jakarta Post. July
25, 2015. The government is rolling out a new program starting in the 2015
academic year that places heavy emphasis on nurturing students' characters
outside normal study.
daily suspended over reports on deepening scandal Agence France Presse.
July 24, 2015. Malaysian authorities have suspended publication of a business
daily whose aggressive reporting on a financial scandal has rocked the
government, a move the newspaper and media groups decried Friday as a grave
breach of press freedom.
list two GIDI members as suspects Jakarta Post. July 24, 2015. The
National Police have named two suspects related to the recent fatal clash
in Tolikara, Papua. "[The two are] from the GIDI [Evangelical Church of
Indonesia]," National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti said at the State
pledges to protect churches Jakarta Post. July 24, 2015. The Persatuan
Islam (Persis) Muslim group, which has a stronghold in West Java, has assured
the safety of churches in the province following the Tolikara tragedy in
Christians reach peace in Papua Jakarta Post. July 23, 2015. Muslim
and Christian communities in Tolikara, Papua, reached a peace agreement
on Wednesday following last week's riot in which angered masses burned
down several kiosks and the fire spread to a musholla (small mosque).
responds to Megawati's graft concerns Jakarta Post. July 23, 2015.
In an apparent response to the concerns of his party's boss, Megawati Soekarnoputri,
over the impacts of the antigraft war, President Joko"Jokowi" Widodo emphasized
on Wednesday that corruption eradication efforts should not hinder development.
seeks to revoke divisive local bylaws Jakarta Post. July 23, 2015.
The Home Ministry is planning to curb discriminatory bylaws that have become
the source of conflict in regions throughout the archipelago.
of Timor Leste extols Cuban medical collaboration Prensa Latina.
July 22, 2015. Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo thanked the Cuban government
and health collaborators for the support offered for over a decade.
of BIN over tolikara arson misguided: Intelligence chief Jakarta
Globe. July 22, 2015. Indonesia's newly inaugurated intelligence chief,
Sutiyoso, has dismissed criticism that his agency failed to prevent a small-scale
sectarian incident in Tolikara district, Papua last week in which a mosque
Ahmadiyah in Indonesia, persecution remains unaddressed Jakarta Globe.
July 22, 2015. Members of the Ahmadiyah community in Indonesia continue
to be discriminated against and religious leaders say a comprehensive,
multi-pronged approach is needed to address persecution against the group.
to name suspects in Tolikara arson case: Chief Jakarta Globe. July
22, 2015. Police on Wednesday were set to charge several suspects linked
to the torching of a mosque in Papua's Tolikara district last week as officials
rushed to contain the fallout of the incident and prevent violence from
churches in Yogya, Central Java survive arson attacks Jakarta Post.
July 22, 2015. In the early morning of Monday, local residents in Bantul,
Yogyakarta, and Purworejo, Central Java, managed to foil attempts by unidentified
persons to burn down two churches in the two regencies.
Fitri proves Megawati still very powerful Jakarta Post. July 22,
2015. President Widodo apparently tried to avoid public attention on his
visit to former president and PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri during
Idul Fitri, to deprive his critics of the chance to repeat their allegations
that the real president is her, not him.
opposition party members sentenced for insurrection Associated Press.
July 22, 2015. Eleven members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue
Party were sentenced Tuesday to long prison terms after a court convicted
them of insurrection over a protest last year that turned violent.
fear backlash after Papua mosque burning Jakarta Globe. July 21,
2015. Security across the country has been raised as provocative messages
spread online in the aftermath of the burning down of a small mosque in
Karubaga, in Papua's Tolikara district last week.
Nugroho: Indonesia can learn from Timor Leste on human rights Jakarta
Globe. July 21, 2015. Ditching initial plans for a Truth and Reconciliation
Commission, the Indonesian government has instead opted for a mere Reconciliation
Committee to deal with past state-sponsored human rights abuses.
incident: One killed and 11 wounded Tabloid JUBI. July 20, 2015.
The Indonesian Fellowship of Churches and Evangelical institutions (PGLII)
has condemned the destruction and arson attack on an Islamic house of prayer
(mushola) on Friday, along with kiosks and homes in Tolikara district,
HAM probes Tolikara incident Tempo.co. July 20, 2015. The National
Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is currently investigating the
perpetrators behind letters from the Gereja Injili di Indonesia (GIDI),
which inflicted riot in Karubaga, Tolikara, Papua.
infrastructure promises derailed by bureaucrats Reuters. July 19,
2015. Investors hoping for President Joko Widodo to speed up work on Indonesia's
infrastructure projects have been disappointed, with a plan for a $2-billion
airport railway line in the capital spotlighting the delays and bureaucratic
military chief defends political role: Report Reuters. July 20, 2015.
Burma's commander-in-chief reiterated the need for the military to continue
its powerful role in politics and said he would consider standing for president
in November elections if asked to do so, according to an interview broadcast
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