Jayapura, Jubi – The Indonesia House of Representatives has passed the revised Special Autonomy (Otsus) Bill into law despite continuous protests from the Papuan people rejecting the ex
Regional Autonomy & Secessionist Movement
July 16, 2021
Jakarta – Lawyer and Papua advocate Veronica Koman has criticised the House of Representatives (DPR) and the government for ratifying the Special Autonomy (Otsus) Law on Papua, saying t
Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papuan Council of Church (WPCC) has spoken in an online forum organized by the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, asking the
Johnny Blades – Indonesia's House of Representatives has passed a bill that is expected to reshape the future administration of West Papua.
July 15, 2021
Agus Pabika, Jayapura – Earlier this morning on Thursday July 15 Papuan students from the Papua People's and Student Front held a peaceful rally at the House of Representatives (DPR) bu
July 14, 2021
We have received urgent information from inside West Papua: students peacefully demonstrating against Indonesia's imposition of a second 'Special Autonomy' bill have been harassed, beat
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A Catholic priest has found himself in hot water with Papuans seeking independence by speaking out in favor of plans that would keep the restive region under Indon
June 28, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Protestant Church Council in Papua has accused the Indonesian government of attempting to perpetuate unrest and push through unpopular policies by ousting the
Yamin Kogoya – Indonesia's most troubled province of Papua is become embroiled in another mass demonstration with protesters barricading provincial government buildings and offices over
June 24, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The government and the Special Committee of the House of Representatives (DPR) for Papua's Special Autonomy Bill have agreed to set up a working committe
June 19, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) and the West Papuan People's Assembly (MRPB) have filed a lawsuit against President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo following the unilateral and
June 18, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) chair Timotius Murib has reminded Home Minister Tito Karnavian that the evaluation process of the Papua Special Autonomy (Ot
June 17, 2021
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Papua People's Assembly (MRP) chairman Timotius Murib said that the four regents who recently declared a new province, the South Papua province, had yet
June 15, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – The Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) has expressed their support to the Papuan People's Assembly (MRP), calling on the government to evaluate the Special Autono
May 28, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Human rights activist and lawyer for Papua, Veronica Koman, on Thursday questioned the Indonesian government's commitment to accommodate the participatio
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian State Intelligence Agency (BIN) in Thursday's meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) recommended the House to quickly pass the second changes i
May 26, 2021
Erlina Fury Santika, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD claims that 92 percent of the Papuan people support the Unitary State of the Repu
May 25, 2021
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD claims that only a handful of Papuans want independence.
April 26, 2021
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April 2, 2021
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – With special autonomy funding for Papua approaching its expiration date this year, the government has called for a limited legal revision to allow money
March 31, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md confirmed that the government extended the special autonomy funds for Papua.
March 11, 2021
Alexander Loen, Jayapura – Papuan People Council (MRP) released a book containing reviews of problems and achievements in the past 20 years of the special autonomy (otsus) implementatio
Jakarta – The special autonomy (otsus) status of Papua and West Papua has been at the core of the central government's claims that its policies in the provinces are on the right track.
February 25, 2021
The indigenous people of West Papua have rejected the extension of special autonomy and the planned expansion of new provinces announced by the central government of Indonesia.
February 24, 2021
Jakarta – Scores of Papuan students held a protest action in front of the Home Affairs Ministry office in Jakarta on Wednesday February 24 expressing their opposition to the extension o