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
Regional Autonomy & Separatism
April 2, 2021
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
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
A wave of rejections against Jakarta's plan to establish new provinces in West Papua has emerged in Papua Land.
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
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
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
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
The head of the Papuan People's Assembly says it has rejected Indonesia's plans on special autonomy for his region.
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
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
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
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.