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Papua, Denial and Lessons from East Timor and Aceh

President Joko Widodo just opened the National Sports Week (PON) in Papua over the weekend as the nation is trying to...
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Why Papua Won’t Separate from Indonesia and Why It Will

As the world’s economy and politics are changing rapidly since 1969 when a self-determination vote administered by the United Nations decided...
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Five Reasons Why Assigning Young Diplomats in Papua Issue Bad for Indonesia

In almost every major event or meeting at the United Nations, there is always a chance that questions about Papua will...
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Behind Indonesian Minister Suing Activist: $15 Billion and Military Scandal in Papua

Indonesian and international public could get a clearer picture of how Papua’s gold reserves have been divided among elites the whole...
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The Real King of Lip Service Really Stands Up Now

Just days after a poultry farmer in Blitar, East Java, was arrested for carrying a banner on which he asked President...
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Making Profits from Child Molester

Indonesian television industry hit a new nadir when they celebrated the release of child molester and bribery convict Saipul Jamil from...
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Indonesia’s Dying Common Sense, Indonesia’s Decaying Democracy

In an unbelievably unreasonable sequence of legal process, a lecturer at the faculty of engineering of Syiah Kuala university in Aceh...
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A Twitter Nation Called Indonesia

In Indonesia, it is not the law and obligation, or criminal acts and suffering of victims, or even conscience and sanity....
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Ignorant Regional Authorities Endanger Their Own Constituents

In the midst of Indonesia’s struggle to limit the spreading of Covid-19 virus, East Nusa Tenggara governor together with his regents...
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We’ve Got Our Third Vaccine. How About You, Mr President? Ah, I Better Wait for Pfizer

A recent recorded conversation between President Jokowi and a number of officials during their trip to East Kalimantan about them getting...
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