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- 11/08/17--14:37: _The Resounding Sile...
- 11/09/17--00:18: _Ousted PM defends s...
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- 11/09/17--13:52: _Tension in West Pap...
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- 11/12/17--11:27: _Papua shooting shut...
- 11/13/17--02:36: _ 1) Papuan hostage ...
- 11/13/17--11:21: _1) Police Reveal La...
- 11/13/17--22:41: _1) Vanuatu PM raise...
- 11/05/17--12:20: Armed group set kiosks on fire in Papua
- 11/06/17--03:06: Summary of events in West Papua for October 2017
- 11/07/17--11:25: 1) West Papuan refugees in PNG urged to register
- 11/08/17--00:40: 1) Gov't Must Address Policy Miscalculations on Papua: Report
- 11/08/17--14:37: The Resounding Silence on West Papua
- 11/09/17--00:18: Ousted PM defends stand on West Papua
- 11/09/17--11:31: 1) Armed group occupies villages in eastern Indonesia
- 11/09/17--13:52: Tension in West Papua-Cause for concern
- 11/10/17--01:08: 1) Papuan militants accused of hostage situation in Mimika
- Separatist commander Hendrik Wanmang says Indonesian military and police want to damage the TNP's image
- Police are calling the group an armed criminal gang and accusing it of attacks on civilians
- Indonesian security minister has asked security officials to peacefully persuade the separatists to leave
- 11/11/17--00:07: Papua Police Issue Wanted List of 21 Militants
- 11/11/17--11:26: 1) Police, Military Prioritize Negotiation with Papua Insurgent
- 11/12/17--11:27: Papua shooting shuts down Freeport route
- 11/13/17--02:36: 1) Papuan hostage claims a distortion says Indonesian lawyer
- 11/13/17--11:21: 1) Police Reveal Latest Development on Papua Hostage Situation
On Tuesday, the group attacked a vehicle of Tembagapura Hospitals medical team that was carrying a post-natal patient in Utikini Village. The patient Serina Kobogau was shot in her right thigh.
Five kiosks owned by local people in Kampung Utikini, Mimika, Papua, were set ablaze by an armed group at 2 a.m. on Sunday. There were no casualties in the incident. (Courtesy of Papua Police/file)
According to Marsudi, during the last three years, Indonesias presence and role were evident in all forums in the South Pacific region, such as the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF).
"In addition, when the South Pacific countries were affected by a disaster, Indonesia was one of the countries that sent aid," she remarked. In relation to several South Pacific countries that addressed human rights issues in Papua at the UN General Assembly session, Marsudi revealed that it was the right of those countries to convey such issues, and Indonesia was also entitled to submit an explanation. "In the general assembly of the United Nations, all countries are given freedom to express their thoughts. Some countries in the South Pacific conveyed the issue of Papua, it is their right. We too have the right to explain," she pointed out. "At the UN forums, we discussed the comprehensive development in Papua," she concluded. (*)
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1) Armed group occupies villages in eastern Indonesia
Area near US-owned mine declared a battlefield
Vanuatu Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai said climate migration is now a reality for Pacific countries greatly impacted by climate change.
“Island States have begun discussions on the options for re-location and re-settlement. We remain cognisant of the fact that re-location and re-settlement will introduce multi-dimensional issues that will need to be addressed. We echo the call of Laudato Si for the acceleration of international conventions that recognise climate refugees so as to ensure basic elements such as legal protection in new states, said PM Salwai.
The Vanuatu leader was referring to Pope Francis second encyclical entitled ‘Laudato Si’ translated ‘On Care for our Common Home’ published in June 2015 which urged the church to acknowledge the urgency of global environment challenges and called for inclusive dialogue to find solutions.
PM Salwai said the ‘Laudato Si’ ‘firmly and unequivocally characterises climate change as a human rights issue – calling for radical and urgent transformation of global politics and individual lifestyles to combat it.’
“Globally, the rise in the number of migrants seeking to escape increasing inequality and poverty brought on by environmental degradation is indeed tragic. In the Pacific region in particular, the issue of climate migration is now a reality.
“Stronger and more decisive global and international politics is essential to tackle the increasingly diverse issues relating to human rights. On a related matter, may I take this opportunity to reflect on an issue close to my heart – that of the alleged violations of human rights in West Papua.
He said the world cannot continue to turn a deaf ear to the long-standing allegations of human rights abuses in West Papua.
In 2016, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, in recognition of the importance of this issue, agreed that this issue remain on their agenda.
“Holy Father, at its core, Laudato Si urges the recognition of the vulnerable at all levels of society. The issue of West Papua continues to elude a formal international review mechanism because of the political sensitivities surrounding this issue and I must reaffirm the need for stronger and more decisive global politics to address the most critical issues that impact our societies and our people, said PM Salwai.
The Vanuatu leader invited Pope Francis to visit the Pacific and witness first-hand the unique challenges faced by the peoples of the Pacific.
Six Pacific leaders accompanied by other senior government officials and heads of regional organisations were part of the audience with Pope Francis on Saturday.
These officers will provide training in small fire arms and intelligence sharing with a view to maximising the security arrangement during the Apec summit.
They will be training PNG police officers at the MacGregor Police Barracks in Port Moresby over the next three weeks ending on Dec 2.
Indonesian Ambassador Ronald Manik, when opening the training programme in Port Moresby, said that through this training, the experts would share their knowledge, skills and experience related to the principle of use of force and firearms, weapon maintenance, including handguns and riffle skills.
Manik said that they were helping PNG police prepare for security operations upon a request from the constabulary.
“With regards to the dispatch of expert on protocol and security conference managements, this programme is designed to meet the particular request of PNG for protocol and conference management since more international conferences would be held in the year ahead, particularly in hosting the Apec Summit and related meetings in 2018.
“In this regard, protocol and conference management play a key role in the convening of meetings.
“A proper protocol conference management is a key to deliver appropriate hospitality to foreign delegations and to ensure visitors’ time spent will be positive and productive.”
Meanwhile, acting deputy police commissioner for operations David Manning has welcomed the Indonesian officers.
“Hosting Apec is not new to our Indonesian friends and we are pleased to be recipients of the shared knowledge, experience, and skills required to host a successful Apec year,” he said. The National