Rejects Papuan Independence, Indonesia Reasons Cooperate with Fiji

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu signed an agreement with Fiji’s National Security Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola on Friday (9/29/2017). The meeting was held at the Ministry of Defense RI, Jalan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta. Ryamizard said, there are several reasons for the cooperation relationship between defense fields of both countries can be established. One of them related to the consistency of Fiji that did not support Papuan independence. “Indonesia views

In Cenderawasih Bay, in West Papua, Indonesia, fishermen set out for days on hand-made floating platforms called bagans. At night, they turn on lights to attract squid and baitfish, and lower nets from their bagans—also attracting whale sharks to the smell and commotion. Bagan fishermen have long believed that whale sharks bring good luck and feed them bits of baitfish. Today, the luck comes to them in the form of

Government Spends Rp700 Billion for Merauke Port

The government will provide Rp700 billion for the construction of the Samudera Fishing Port (PPS) in Merauke, Papua. The development of PPS is needed because without the supporting facilities, the natural potential in fishery can not be managed optimally. “Rp700 billion from the government for the construction of PPS, but for the initial phase will be disbursed Rp200 billion funds,” said President Joko Widodo, on the sidelines of a visit