New Zealand Defence Force sends support to Australia

Minister of Defence Ron Mark today announced New Zealand is sending three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters and crew, and two NZ Army Combat Engineer Sections as well as a command element to support the Australian Defence Force efforts in tackling the Australian fires.  The New Zealand Defence Force support will deploy by Australian …

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PAPUA CONFLICT

Records of Papua Conflict and which group (Government or OPM) is responsible for the event or casualties in the New Order 1965–1998 and Post-Suharto. The Papua conflict is an ongoing conflict in Western New Guinea (Papua) between Indonesia and the Free Papua Movement (Indonesian: Organisasi Papua Merdeka – OPM). Subsequent to the withdrawal of the Dutch administration from the Netherlands New Guinea in 1962[10] and implementation of …

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INDONESIA ACCUSES VANUATU OF SUPPORTING SEPARATIST MOVEMENT IN PAPUA

The IDTToday.co reports the Indonesian government accuses Vanuatu’s motive of raising the issue of Papua to the United Nations (UN) not based on concern for human rights, but rather the country’s interest in supporting separatist movements in Indonesia. Indonesian Foreign Ministry Diplomat Rayyanul Sangaji said in his first right of reply session (1st Right of …

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Papua Unrest; Jusuf Kalla Blames Foreign Involvement

The Tempo magazine reports Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in an interview last week blames foreign involvement in the widespread demonstration across Papua and West Papua which lasted more than two weeks. “The involvement of foreigners is possible. But not state actors. State actors is different from foreign actors,” said the Vice President at his office in Central Jakarta today on September …

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