Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – A group of 57 Catholic priests from across Papua Island have demanded that the government put a stop to the "forced continuation of special autonomy [Ot
Regional Autonomy & Separatism
July 27, 2020
July 23, 2020
Engelbert Wally, Sentani – Papua should become a sovereign territory following the end of the autonomy policy era. The claim has aligned with the wishes of the people of Papua.
July 15, 2020
On Tuesday July 15 a protest action against Papuan Special Autonomy (Otsus) Chapter II was held at the zero kilometre point in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta.
July 14, 2020
Jakarta – Papuan students from the Action Committee Against Special Autonomy demonstrated in front of the Home Affairs Ministry offices in Jakarta on Tuesday July 14 against Special Au
July 8, 2020
Abeth You, Jayapura – West Papua Liberation Army Division II Paniai published a statement to decline the extension of Special Autonomy in Papua.
July 7, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Sixteen groups in Papua have voiced opposition over the potential continuation of its special autonomy (Otsus) status, with the transfer of Otsus funds from th
July 5, 2020
The following is a translation of a press release by 17 West Papuan organisations that have launched a Papuan People's Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua) to oppose the government's discuss
June 15, 2020
Ernes Kakisina, Fardah, Sorong, W Papua – Michael Manufandu, a senior official of Papua, opined that the special autonomy status granted to Papua and West Papua has heralded significan
March 18, 2020
An academic from West Papua says Indonesian plans to further divide up the region will only enhance dependency on Jakarta.
March 12, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud M.D.
March 1, 2020
Imam B, Rahmad Nasution, Wamena, Papua – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo said he urges the government and House of Representatives (DPR) to extend the spe
February 26, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Indonesia's chief security minister has confirmed the renewal of a presidential instruction, or Inpres, to authorize further development in Papua – the country
February 25, 2020
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md said the government was preparing a legal instrument related to the handling of Papua
February 20, 2020
Asmiati Malik – The Indonesian government plans to evaluate the efficacy of special funds for Papua.
November 14, 2019
Carlos Ky Paath, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has asked regional governments to stop issuing too many local regulations and told his ministries to cull at least ten regulat
November 8, 2019
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Papuan People's Assembly chairman Timotius Murib said on Wednesday that the assembly had rejected the government's plan to create two more provinces in the coun
October 30, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia is ready to establish a new province called South Papua in the country's easternmost territory, which is currently divided into the two provincial administrations o
October 29, 2019
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Monday that he would consider a proposal for the establishment of a new province in the mountainous central part of Pa
October 13, 2019
Agus Salim, Suwanti, Jakarta – Indonesia's central government, along with the Papua provincial government, will conduct an evaluation of the policy and implementation of Papua's specia
October 11, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has stated the central and the regional governments will evaluate the policy and the implementation of the special autonomy (otsus) of
September 10, 2019
Ahmad Faiz, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has agreed on the provincial division (pemekaran) in Papua and West Papua as requested by Papuan figures during a meeting in the S
July 24, 2019
Jakarta – The Bogor regency administration in West Java is urging the central government to establish a new regency comprising the eastern part of Bogor as the socioeconomic gap in the
June 1, 2019
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – The government has asserted that there is no room for any call of referendum in any region of Indonesia, amid reports that some groups in Aceh are dem
April 28, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra governor Edy Rahmayadi threatened to resign on the first anniversary of his leadership, which will be in four months, if residents of the provinc
February 27, 2019
Yamin Kogoya, Canberra – In the days leading up to Christmas, 16 Indonesian construction workers were killed in Nduga by the West Papuan National Liberation Army.