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Regional Autonomy & Separatism

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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

October 28, 2020

CNN Indonesia - 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 Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Tempo - 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

Tabloid JUBI - October 5, 2020

Hans Kapisa, Manokwari – Shouts of 'Papua Merdeka!

October 1, 2020

Tempo - 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

Radio New Zealand - 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

Asia & The Pacific Policy Forum - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Antara News - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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.

Tabloid JUBI - August 16, 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

UCA News - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Arah Juang - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Suara Papua - 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

Antara News - 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