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Regional Autonomy & Separatism

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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

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

March 18, 2020

Radio New Zealand - 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

Jakarta Globe - March 12, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud M.D.

March 1, 2020

Antara News - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Tempo - 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

The Conversation - February 20, 2020

Asmiati Malik – The Indonesian government plans to evaluate the efficacy of special funds for Papua.

November 14, 2019

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Antara News - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Asia Pacific Report - 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.

February 22, 2019

Jakarta Post - February 22, 2019

Ruslan Sangadji, Palu – The association of provincial governments has lodged a request for a pay raise for governors with Vice President Jusuf Kalla during a national meeting on Thursd

December 12, 2018

Tempo - December 12, 2018

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla firmly stated that the option upon engaging in a dialogue with Papuan separatist groups is off the table since the Indonesian governme

October 23, 2018

Jakarta Post - October 23, 2018

Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has finally grown tired of accusations that his administration's plan to disburse funds to subdistricts across the count

Jakarta Post - October 23, 2018

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – The government's plan to disburse funds to subdistricts across the country has been met with criticism from the opposition, which says such funds are politica

July 4, 2018

Jakarta Globe - July 4, 2018

Sheany, Jakarta – Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua still suffer from a persisting separatist stigma and the government's security-centered approach to addressin

February 2, 2018

Tabloid JUBI - February 2, 2018

Jayapura, Jubi – Special Autonomy (Otsus) Papua will be ended in 2021, but one of the mandates of Special Autonomy Law, namely the formation of local parties, has not been implemented.