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.
Regional Autonomy & Separatism
January 7, 2021
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
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
October 28, 2020
Jakarta – The Papua regional police managed to arrest 13 people protesting against Special Autonomy in the vicinity of the Cenderawasih University (Uncen), Papua, and in several other a
October 27, 2020
Jakarta – The Bandung District Court in West Java has declared three "royal leaders" of the self-proclaimed Sunda Empire guilty of disseminating false information, sentencing them to tw
October 15, 2020
West Java may undergo a fundamental change in the near future – one that has raised concerns about ethnic exclusivity in Indonesia's most populous province.
October 9, 2020
Jakarta – Rejecting an extension of special autonomy status, a number of groups in Papua have demanded a referendum. The government must prioritize dialogue.
October 5, 2020
Hans Kapisa, Manokwari – Shouts of 'Papua Merdeka!
October 1, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Thursday's press conference said that the Indonesian government will never let go of Pa
September 23, 2020
West Papuan students petitioning the Indonesian government against Special Autonomy plans have come up against police blockades in the city of Manado.
September 22, 2020
Petrus Farneubun, Johni Korwa – The historical roots of special autonomy in Papua can be traced back to two major events.
September 13, 2020
Jayapura, Jubi – A number of youths, students, and Papuan and non-Papuan communities held a peace rally on Thursday (10/9/2020) to decline the Special Autonomy phase II in Papua.
August 27, 2020
Fadli, Batam, Riau Islands – Riau Islands Governor Isdianto has thrown his support behind residents of Natuna who are seeking to have the regency recognized as a new Indonesian province
August 17, 2020
Alex Sariwating/Suharto, Ambon, Maluku – Police will probe the raising of the South Maluku Republic (RMS) separatist movement flag at the Corruption Court in Ambon, Maluku's provincial
August 16, 2020
Jayapura, Jubi – The Action Committee against the Special Autonomy Policy Phase II held a protest in front of the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs Office on Monday, 10 August 2020.
Islami Adisubrata, Wamena, Jubi – Papua Customary Council (DAP) commemorated the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples of 9 August 2020 by organising public prayer at Karm
August 5, 2020
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – As the special autonomy law for Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua will expire this year, the debate over the possibility of its extension is heating up.
July 27, 2020
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
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