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Summary of events in West Papua for January 2016

February 10, 2016

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)

PO Box 28, Spit Junction, NSW 2088

Summary of events in West Papua for January (-8 Feb). 2016

News from the PIF
Statement by the Pacific Islands Forum Chair, Hon. Peter O’Neill: Update on the Implementation of Regional Priorities. Section on West Papua
West Papua
As agreed by Forum Leaders, I have written to H.E Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia conveying the PIF Leaders views on the human rights allegations and expressed the desire of the PIF to consult on a fact finding mission to discuss the situation in Papua with the parties involved. This was conveyed early this year and I am awaiting a response from Jakarta.
http://www.forumsec.org/pages.cfm/newsroom/speeches/2016-1/framework-for-pacific-regionalism-2.html

Attack on the Sinak Police station
On Sunday the 27 December an armed group attacked the Sinak Police station in the Puncak Regency killing three personnel. The group also took a number of firearms and ammunition from the police station. Police claim they have identified two suspected members of the group. In the Jakarta Globe (2/Jan) Gen. Badrodin Haiti, the National Police chief, named the suspects as Kalenak Murib and Iris Murib Badrodin. He told the Jakarta Globe that a joint team of police and military personnel had raided the two men’s homes in Sinak subdistrict and seized a large stash of ammunition, some of it stolen from the Sinak police station. The houses’ occupants had fled prior to the raids.
An article in Jubi (9 Jan) reported that about 150 police personnel were deployed to hunt for the perpetrators of the attack. The sweeping operation took place in three villages, Nigilome, Pamebut and Weni at Sinak Sub-district………………………………………
full report at
http://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/summary-of-events-in-west-papua-for.html

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