Indonesian authorities have been accused of adopting a strategy of deploying military force to drive thousands of Papuans from their homes to make way for powerful business interests.
Armed Forces & Military Operations
September 8, 2021
September 5, 2021
In the early hours of the 2nd September, The TPNPB-OPM raided the Kisor military post in the Maybrat regency, West Papua Province. Four soldiers were killed and two wounded.
August 24, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Jubi – The past three years have seen an unending illegal deployment of Indonesian military forces in the central highlands of Papua, internationally known as W
June 23, 2021
Tangguh Chairil – The Indonesian Defence Ministry's plan to seek up to US$125 billion in loans to modernise the country's military was leaked to the public earlier this month.
June 19, 2021
Jakarta – The candidates for TNI commander are maneuvering to seek support.
June 16, 2021
Jakarta, Jubi – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has spoken that war would not solve the Papua conflict but law enforcement against the West Papua N
June 12, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Italian shipbuilding company, Fincantieri, on Friday, June 11, has reportedly signed a contract with the Indonesian Defense Ministry to procure six class multipu
June 11, 2021
Jakarta – Strange, opaque and not in accordance with the state finances that are in a mess, the plan by the defense minister to buy weapons must be cancelled.
June 4, 2021
Genta TM, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – The XVIII/Kasuari Regional Military Command is striving to improve the welfare of soldiers stationed in West Papua by providing flats to them.
Adhi Priamarizki – The separation of the Indonesian police from the military in the early 2000s was supposed to establish a line between internal security and external defence.
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Security Sector Reform criticized the government's plan to modernize the primary weapons defense system or Alutsista with a bu
May 27, 2021
Jim Elmslie and Camellia Webb-Gannon – "Destroy them first.
May 22, 2021
Pacific churches have condemned the media blackout in West Papua, military crackdown in parts of the territory and the silencing of dissenting voices.
May 21, 2021
Tom Allard and Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta (Reuters) – A new security crackdown on armed separatists in the central highlands of Papua will be maintained until the separatists are w
May 18, 2021
CNN Indonesia, Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) reports that the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police have air bombed villages in Ilaga District on May 15-16, 2
Johnny Blades – Several members of the West Papua Liberation Army have been killed by Indonesia's military in the past few days as more villages were hit by aerial fire.
May 11, 2021
Rory James – Violence has flared in West Papua, with journalists and activists targeted, an internet blackout, and villagers forced to flee into the jungle.
May 10, 2021
Brutality in West Papua has escalates with civilian and military casualties in the past month, reports SBS News.
10 May 2021
Hon Nanaia Mahuta,
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Tena koe Nanaia Mahuta,
May 7, 2021
Ronna Nirmala and Tria Dianti, Jakarta – Indonesia's military and national police chiefs visited the rebellious Papua region Friday, in a rare joint trip to discuss security there with
May 6, 2021
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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7 May November 2021
Indonesia has deployed 400 more soldiers in the easternmost region of Papua, an army spokesman said on Thursday, as an exiled separatist leader warned that the military looked set to la
May 5, 2021
Mark Bowling – Church human rights activists have demanded an end to violence and killing in Indonesia's easternmost Papua and West Papua provinces following an escalation of rebel atta
Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia is bolstering its military presence in disputed Papua province, following the assassination of a senior military officer on April 26.
May 4, 2021
Bilveer Singh – On April 25, while taking part in a military patrol in the village of Dambet in Beoga district, part of Papua's Puncak Regency in eastern Indonesia, Papuan separatists s