January 2019

West Papuan Security Becomes a Priority, TNI Will Be Closer to the Community

Responding to gunfire between the Indonesia Army (TNI) and armed criminal groups (KKB) in Nduga on Thursday (1/31/2019) this morning, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto stressed that Papuan security remains a priority. In addition to carrying out law enforcement operations, the psychological effort was also carried out by the TNI to meet the demands of the people of West Papua. “Actually our operation has been effective. However, now we will

The Problem of the West Papua Petition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sends Memorandum of Protest to Vanuatu

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, said the Indonesian government had issued a strong protest note to the Republic of Vanuatu, regarding the smuggling of the leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Benny Wenda in their delegation. On that occasion, Benny handed over a petition for the West Papua referendum. “We have sent a note of protest to Vanuatu. In diplomatic relations, once again mutual

JK: West Papua Remains an Indonesian Region, Who Wants to Separate Definitely is Prevented

Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated that West Papua remained the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. Although separatist groups in the province have submitted a petition to UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet containing demands for an independence referendum. The petition is claimed to contain 1.8 million signatures. “Surely the government does not (separate). We (Indonesia) have agreed all Indonesia. Including (West) Papua including Aceh, Sumatra, Sulawesi, we are free