Friday, June 24, 2016

1) NZ diplomat visits Papua to observe Jakarta’s approach


2) Works At QVS Move To Hall, Dorms
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1) NZ diplomat visits Papua to observe Jakarta’s approach
4:38 pm today





In Jayapura region on June 15, 2016, West Papuans demonstrated their support for an independence referendum. Photo: Whens Tebay


New Zealand's government has confirmed its ambassador to Indonesia, Dr Trevor Matheson, visited Jayapura and Merauke in Papua last week.
The visit took place at the invitation of Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Luhut Panjaitan.
Ambassadors from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji also took part in the visit.
New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the visit provided Ambassador Matheson the opportunity to observe Jakarta's approach to addressing human rights and development challenges in Papua.
It also gave him the chance to discuss human rights concerns in Papua with Indonesia's government.
New Zealand's government says it follows developments in Papua closely, and welcomes the opportunity to engage with all stakeholders on Papua-related issues including central and local government actors, civil society and independence advocates.
The New Zealand Government recognises the territorial integrity of the Republic of Indonesia, including Papua, and welcomes the Indonesian Government's commitment to the peaceful development of Papua.
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2) Works At QVS Move To Hall, Dorms
Fiji Sun June 24 08:55 2016  by Ashna Kumar
The Indonesian Defence Team engineers have completed about 20 per cent of the works on the impressive Queen Victoria School main hall and student dormitories.
With the school chapel already complete, a release from the Indonesian Defence Team specified that the hall and dormitories were 19.89 per cent 19.78 per ent complete respectively.
Until now, they have made a tremendous job, and hope to be able to meet the expected targets.
Task Force Commander Major Abdillah Arif said:
“The only main challenge for us is the uncertainty weather. It is always changing.
“When rain comes we have to stop working.
“We will try our best to work on time and meet all the requirement, and hope the weather always supporting.”
On this project, Indonesia has sent their best of the best soldier, one of them comes from Papua province.
Second private Viktor Kavia said: “I am proud to be here, and I am also proud to be a part of Indonesian soldier on this mission.”
This initiative by the Indonesian government is enabled under Government’s Adopt a School programme.
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