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Regional Autonomy & Secessionist Movement

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January 20, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - January 20, 2022

Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – Human rights activist Natalius Pigai said there were ministers of the government of President Joko Widodo who had taken actions outside of their main dutie

January 7, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - January 7, 2022

Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan People's Petition (PRP), consisting of 113 organizations, has launched on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 its third stage of raising support to rejec

January 6, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - January 6, 2022

Jubi TV – As many as 113 civil society organizations members of the Papuan People's Petition (PRP) have once again voiced their rejection against the Papua Special Autonomy (Otsus) Law,

December 14, 2021

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 14, 2021

Jakarta – The media did not pay much attention to the deliberations and public debates at the House of Representatives on the bill on fiscal relations between the central government and

December 10, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 10, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – The central government must trust the regional government to manage the Papua Special Autonomy (Otsus) Fund to build human resources, the economy, and empow

November 19, 2021

Benar News - November 19, 2021

Yuliana Lantipo and Ronna Nirmala Jayapura, Indonesia, and Jakarta – Twenty years after Indonesia introduced legislation for special autonomy to pacify a clamor for independence in Papu

September 14, 2021

Antara News - September 14, 2021

Ernes BK, Rahmad Nasution, Manokwari, W Papua – Home Minister Tito Karnavian highlighted "a specialty" pertaining to the public's aspirations in the Merauke, Boven Digoel, Mappi, and As

September 11, 2021

Jakarta Post - September 11, 2021

Ronny Kareni, Canberra – For the last 20 years the 2001 Papua Special Autonomy Law has provided a cover for the expansion of a form of "guided democracy".

August 31, 2021

Tempo - August 31, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin on Monday summoned Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian to discuss draft government regulations for Papua's special autonomy law.

July 20, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - July 20, 2021

Tabloid Jubi, Jayapura – The West Papuan Council of Churches (WPCC) has condemned the Indonesian government's Special Autonomy (Otsus) law ratified by the Jakarta parliament last week,

July 19, 2021

UCA News - July 19, 2021

Two rights groups have condemned the renewal of the special autonomy law in Papua and say it further erodes critical aspects of decentralization and autonomy in the region.

The Diplomat - July 19, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Protests have once again flared in Indonesia's Papua region following last week's renewal and amendment of a Special Autonomy Law that local activists say will incr

July 16, 2021

CNN Indonesia - July 16, 2021

Jakarta – As many as 714,066 Papuans and 112 organisations which are part of the Papuan People's Petition (PRP) are said to reject the enactment into law of revisions to Law Number 21/2

Tabloid JUBI - July 16, 2021

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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Tabloid JUBI - July 16, 2021

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

Radio New Zealand - July 16, 2021

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

Suara 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

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - 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

UCA News - July 14, 2021

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

UCA News - 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

Asia Pacific Report - June 28, 2021

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

Tempo - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - May 28, 2021

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

Gatra.com - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Tabloid JUBI - April 26, 2021

Mataram – Minister of Home Affairs Gen.

April 2, 2021

Jakarta Post - 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

Tempo - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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 Post - March 11, 2021

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

Asia Pacific Report - 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

CNN 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

February 22, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 22, 2021

Abeth You, Dogiyai – Thousands of people in Dogiyai Regency in Papua, united under Papuan People Solidarity, took to the streets on Monday, Feb.

February 16, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 16, 2021

A wave of rejections against Jakarta's plan to establish new provinces in West Papua has emerged in Papua Land.

February 11, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 11, 2021

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) announced they rejected the central government and the House of Representatives plan to revise special autonomy (otsus) law withou

February 10, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - February 10, 2021

Indonesia is trying again to "divide and rule my people" by further carving Papua into three new provinces, warns interim president Benny Wenda of the United Liberation Movement of West

February 9, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 9, 2021

Yance Wenda, Jayapura – Hundreds of university students from Lapago Customary Territory gathered on Monday in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, to reject the central government a

February 7, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - February 7, 2021

Dr Socratez Yoman – The Indonesian coloniser has become an ignorant ruler with deaf ears and with evil intention in fighting for the addition of new Papuan provinces without the populat

February 3, 2021

Radio New Zealand - February 3, 2021

The head of the Papuan People's Assembly says it has rejected Indonesia's plans on special autonomy for his region.

January 13, 2021

Suara Papua - January 13, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Kota Sorong – On Monday January 11, hundreds of protesters from the Papuan People's Front (FRP) who oppose the extension of Special Autonomy (Otsus) held a long-march fro

January 12, 2021

Suara Papua - January 12, 2021

Maria Baru, Kota Sorong – The Papuan people in greater Sorong reject all attempts by the Papuan political elite to extend Special Autonomy (Otsus) in Papua.

January 7, 2021

CNN Indonesia - January 7, 2021

Jakarta – The non-government organisation (NGO) Green Papua claims that 654,561 Papuans have signed a petition opposing the extension of Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua.

December 10, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - December 10, 2020

Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni – A key achievement of Indonesia's democratisation was the implementation of regional autonomy. New laws on regional administration (No. 22 of 1999 and No.

November 15, 2020

Kompas.com - November 15, 2020

Dhias Suwandi, Jayapura – A group of people in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, Papua, have blocked the arrival of an entourage from the Papuan People's Council (MRP) who were to hold a publ