TAPOL in the press

21 Jul 2005

It has been asserted in your columns this week (Local Elections and Papuan Politics, July 11, 2005) that because the majority of West Papuans participated in general elections in 2004, they were therefore participating in an internal referendum.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: West Papua
19 Jul 2005
Only democratic approaches can end regional conflicts

Honest and open-minded talk about Aceh and West Papua is rare in Indonesia. Yet some Indonesians recently came together in London to have just such a conversation.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
28 Jun 2005

Is Aceh being turned into the world of Alice in Wonderland? There is a British novel called Alice in Wonderland.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
28 Jun 2005

Post-tsunami reconstruction in Aceh is difficult work. It is not made any easier by the public being rendered illiterate by the process.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
16 Jun 2005
Peace the only option for Aceh

Irresponsible statements from politicians in Jakarta is the last thing Acehnese need at this time, post-disaster. Yet this is what we hear from members of the House of Representatives in Jakarta, as they issue statements criticizing the peace talks in Helsinki.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
13 May 2005
The Campaign for Peace in Papua

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to visit the United States, the European Union (EU), and Japan. Before leaving the country, the President needs to be informed about the growing international campaign for peace in Papua, as manifested in the so-called "Geneva Appeal on West Papua."

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: West Papua

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