The National, Thursday May 22nd, 2014
 THE PNG-Indonesia common border will be re-opened, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Rimbink Pato announced following a session on border and security issues in Bali between officials of the two governments.
Pato said a number of violations of bilateral security arrangements along the border caused a concern for both countries.
“It was an initiative of both governments to discuss issues on the five missing Indonesians near Torasi, shooting incidents at the northern border and the shooting of PNG Defence Force soldiers on patrol last month,” Pato said.
“Both parties discussed details of the incidents and jointly addressed issues, keeping in mind the urgent need for both militaries to give their best efforts to promote consultations and coordination to prevent similar incidents in the future,” Pato said.
The progress and implementation of the outcome of the meeting will be reported during a joint border committee (JBC) meeting early next month.


3) NZ aid to train community police in Papua on hold

Updated 22 May 2014, 12:52 AEST
A New Zealand-funded community policing training program in Indonesia's troubled Papua provinces has been put on hold.
The six-million dollar program was scheduled to begin in the first half of this year but Indonesia has told the New Zealand Government that it is not able to support the project at this time.
The New Zealand Green MP Catherine Delahunty says the community policing aid program would not have been helpful to the people of West Papua.
Interviewer: Brian Abbott
Speaker: Catherine Delahunty, Green MP, New Zealand
DELAHUNTY: So it was a 6.3 million dollar aid package, which was developed from a pilot that they did in West Papua which finished in 2010 and it was supposed to be taking the New Zealand model of community policing, which is very much about neighbourhoods relationships in policing private community and taking that model and training up the police force in West Papua. The Green Party strongly opposed it, because we know that this is a contaminated situation, where the New Zealand policing model was not going to help. You have a violent police force which is basically mandated by the state of Indonesia to breach human rights on a daily basis and so we thought that this was going to be a farce and a serious waste of money.
However, it wasn't the New Zealand government that decided to drop it, it was Indonesia.
ABBOTT: The excuse given is we have to wait to the new incoming government. Do you think the John Key government will go ahead when we have a new president of Indonesia later this year?
DELAHUNTY: I don't think that they know what they're doing. I think that they are waiting to see what's going on in Indonesia, and basically, I think, one of the reasons that Indonesia may have gone cold on the project, is that the New Zealand government, under pressure, has conceded to us that it might be possible for journalists to scrutinise this project, which is something that the NGO's and the Green Party have been calling on consistently that if we have any aid projects overseas, such as this, if we're spending taxpayers money supposedly to help the citizens, then we want to have our journalists scrutinise it.
Now, I don't think Indonesia wants that scrutiny, so they at the moment, are saying they don't want to the project.
New Zealand government shows a dreadful lack of independence in foreign affairs and probably would do whatever Indonesia said with regards to this project.
ABBOTT: So your fear is that this project will hone the skills of the Indonesian police, who are already reportedly hated by many of the people in West Papua?
DELAHUNTY: I'm not sure the program would hone their skills. I think the program would whitewash their reputation, because I don't believe that most New Zealand policemen involved wanted to go or would go other there to teach them to be more violent. But I do think that the program is being used by the Indonesian government and New Zealand government, to say that that this is just a politically unstable region of Indonesia, that just needs a bit help, when in fact, it's an occupation by the Indonesian government of a country where the West Papuan citizens said it's aid that kills. And I think what they mean by that aid that kills, is that it basically does nothing to improve the behaviour of the Indonesian and Papuan military police against the citizens and it potentially whitewashes a regime that needs to be imposed.
And what they would like us to do, if we're going to give aid to the situation, they would like to see aid given for a mediation project, where New Zealand offers all Australia, who are equally recalcitrant in terms of their attitude towards the human rights of West Papuans, to do something about mediating, between the West Papuan leadership and the Indonesian government. That would be money well spent.
ABBOTT: Is there any program in New Zealand that could create that mediation process?
DELAHUNTY: Well, we've got some background in this, we've got some very skilled people here who have led in the past. New Zealand was involved in mediation over Bougainville, which is a Pacific conflict where I believe we played a pretty constructive role. We have some international lawyers here who are very familiar with the Pacific situation, who are familiar with Indigenous struggles against Colonial occupation. I mean we could play a useful role. Our government has in the past played a useful role. In the Solomons, their view is that what New Zealand and Australia have done has been useful to the people, as well as the government of the day, but the West Papuans are united in their opposition on the ground, so it seems really wrong that we should try and impose a program that the Indonesian government was keen on having. Now, they've rejected if for now, but it's just an indication that we're not listening to the people who are most affected. We are talking to our trading partner, Indonesia, and we are trying to keep up a good relationship with them, not matter what the people are saying about aid that kills.

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4) Papuan students in Jakarta Freeport Office to Prosecute Timika Overcome Conflict
 Author : Matthew Badii | Wednesday, May 21 2014 16:39 Read: 332 Comments : 0

When student demonstrations in the courtyard of the PT Freeport Indonesia in Kuningan , South Jakarta , Tuesday ( 20/5 ) yesterday . Photo : Doc . MS .

Jakarta , STEP MAGAZINE - Hundreds of youths and students of the origin of the Mimika district of Papua , who are members of the Student Solidarity of Papua in Java and Bali stage a peaceful demonstration at some point in Jakarta , Tuesday ( 05/20/2014 ) .

Students demanded the central government and the management of PT . Freeport Indonesia immediately facilitate the establishment of peace ending the horizontal conflict that occurred in Timika .

Action coordinator , Yohanis Tsenawatme , when interviewed , explains , there are three points of action . First at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle at 8:15 pm . Both in the office of the State Palace at 9:20 pm . And last in PT . Freeport Indonesia in Kuningan , South Jakarta .

" We ask the central government and the management of PT . Freeport Indonesia immediate intervention to resolve conflicts between people in Timika , because their presence stimulates the conflict , " said Yohanis .

Meanwhile , Ferry Kogoya , field coordinator , in a speech said , if the central government and local facilitation does not resolve conflicts between people in Timika , Papua , students from Java and Bali will campaign against Papuans to boycott the 2014 presidential election .

After a two -hour speech at the roundabout and the State Palace , at 11:00 pm , the mass action march to the office of PT . Freeport Indonesia .
Lea Aim , participants in the action , while giving speeches saying , Freeport must participate solve the problem because Freeport is also a subject whose existence in Mimika stimulate conflict .

Furthermore, the mass action PTFI management asking for an audience . But eventually respond to management requests . Next start shoving with the police because of past actions into the Freeport office . Mass action started throwing glass office wall until it broke and scattered .

Mass action demanding a few things . First , facilitation of conflict between residents immediately Freeport in Timika .

Second , the central government asked to intervene completing horizontal conflict in Timika , Mimika with melibakan local government .

Third , military / police asked standing positive law , uphold the law fairly and understanding of human rights because in many cases , the military and police turns a blind human rights and human beings like animals should memerlakukan animals .

The management of PT Freeport finally meet once responded to demands of mass action .

" Our demand is received . We will follow up . Now the masses can be dispersed , " so urge representatives of Freeport . Massa eventually disband. ( Matthew Badii / MS )

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5) Conflict sikapi Timika , Hundreds of Students Attended the Governor's Office
 Author : Pilemon Keiya | Wednesday, May 21 2014 17:31 Read: 344 Comments : 0

Big Chief Timika in Jayapura , John Magai , were speeches in front of hundreds of students . Photo : Doc . MS .

Jayapura , STEP MAGAZINE - Assessing the Papua provincial government let the protracted conflict without resolving in Timika , Papua, hundreds of students went the governor's office in Jayapura Dok 2 , Wednesday ( 21/5 ) .
Since a few months ago , inter-tribal conflict in Timika , 18 civilians have been killed .

"The governor of Papua in Timika immediately seriusi problem , immediately form an investigation team , " said one of the orators , Elius Pekey .

Students and community members of the demo asks the Papua provincial government and all stakeholders to promptly resolve problems that occur .

The same thing also expressed great chieftain Mimika district in Jayapura , John Magai . He asked officials officials in Papua to resolve the conflict in Timika .

" Governor , Deputy Governor , chairman of the MRP , Deputy Police Chief , the police chief all area children . Why do not all move and let this problem continue to happen ? " cried emotionally .

Mass action comes received the Regional Secretary ( Secretary) of Papua Province , Herry Dosinaen . He said , during the government of Papua do not stay silent .

" Police and Local Government has been dropped to the ground , " so claims Secretary .

Government of Papua Province , said Herrera , has been prepared and will be sent a radiogram to all regents mountainous regions to May 26, down to Timika .

" All the elements will be met in Timika , the provincial government , the police chief , Regional Commander , MRP , DPRP , all regents as the mountains of Papua to resolve the conflict there , " said Herrera again .

Sekda hope that any should be a provocateur .

Mass action then read out their demands .

First , the students and the community We insisted that the governor , the DPRP , MRP , 16 regents a central mountains , PT Freeport Indonesia , Timika to settle conflicts .

Secondly , We the students and the community insisted that the governor , police chief and provincial military commander , gave assurance of positive law in the settlement of the problem .

Third , students and the community We insisted that the governor , immediately stop the dregs of society who wash gold in times Fleeing and provide assurance to the public that gold miners , because the panning area is one of the root problems in Timika .

Fourth , We the students and the community insisted that the security forces , the perpetrators should be punished in accordance with applicable laws . 338-340 of the Criminal Code of the murder .

Fifth , We are the students and the community insisted that local governments Timika , the provincial government and security forces , immediately shut down the stores that sell liquor (alcohol ) and immediately stop the circulation of alcohol in the whole town of Timika because it is one of the triggers of conflict .

Sixth , We the students and the community insisted that the local government and security forces Timika , immediately regulate tinted car is being used perpetrators . All cars , both private cars , official cars , should be required of white glass . ( Pilemon Keiya / MS )