Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Asia Pacific Oct 19, 2019

Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region. Several Pacific nations have backed calls for investigations into allegations of violence by security forces in Indonesia's ...

Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest

Asia Pacific Aug 21, 2019

Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest

Indonesia's Papua was hit by fresh unrest Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw buildings torched and street battles between police and demonstrators. Jakarta has called for calm in its easternmost territory — where ...

National May 12, 2017

Indonesia deports Japanese TV crew for alleged immigration violations

A six-member television crew from Japan was deported from the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua on Thursday for immigration violations, a local immigration official said. Yopie Watimena, chief of the immigration office in the provincial capital of Jayapura, said that one of the six Japanese ...

Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2015

Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Search and rescue teams prepared to scour mountainous, heavily forested terrain on Monday in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua where a passenger plane with 54 people on board crashed, officials said. Heavy cloud initially delayed plans for an aerial survey to locate the Trigana Air ...