TAPOL in the press

21 Oct 2004
Prospects for peace in Papua

It is not yet clear whether the election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as president of Indonesia is a positive development for West Papua and whether he will bring peace and stability to the restive

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: West Papua
1 Oct 2004
The need for justice in Indonesia, 39 years on

Thirty-nine years ago, on Oct. 1, 1965, an event occurred that was to trigger an earth-shattering upheaval in Indonesia. On that day, seven army officers were kidnapped and gunned down. The details of that incident are well known in Indonesia and have formed an essential part of the history taught in schools and solemnly commemorated every year in the media.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Political Prisoners
19 Aug 2004

Indonesia is fast learning the lesson that while elections are an important part of the transition from dictatorship to democracy, the more difficult parts include establishing the rule of law, eradicating corruption and ensuring military accountability to civilian institutions.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Timor-Leste