Papuan separatists burn down public learning activity center in Puncak

Papuan separatists reportedly torched a building that served as a public learning activity center in Ilaga Kimak village, Puncak district recently, a senior police official informed on Saturday. “Based on the results of the crime scene investigation, the house burnt (down) by the separatist group was a public learning activity center,” public relations head of the Nemangkawi task force, Senior Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy, told ANTARA here on Saturday. He condemned the incident, saying the separatist group had set fire to an institution belonging to the educational sector that had been built by the…

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Indonesia condemns attack in Aqsa, evictions of Palestinian families

Indonesia has condemned Israeli attack against Palestinian civilians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex and the forced evictions of six Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, East Jerusalem. “Indonesia equally condemns the use of force against Palestinian civilians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex which has resulted in hundreds of casualties and thereby hurting the feeling of the Ummah,” the Indonesian Foreign Ministry tweeted on its official Twitter account on Saturday. Palestinians have been protesting against the forced displacement of people in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood following an Israeli court order, Aljazeera reported…

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Myanmar’s Junta Cool on Commitment to ASEAN’s Plan for Stabilizing Country

The Myanmar junta’s equivocal reaction to a plan it agreed to with its regional neighbors for pulling the country back from the brink of collapse is raising doubts about the junta’s commitment to follow through anytime soon. Since Myanmar’s military toppled the country’s elected civilian government February 1, the junta has shot and killed hundreds of mostly peaceful and unarmed protesters and sent thousands fleeing to neighboring India and Thailand seeking refuge. United Nations officials and envoys are warning of a pending humanitarian crisis and all-out civil war. In a bid to keep the crisis from spiraling out of control, leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast…

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Label of terrorists just directed at armed Papuans: top police officer

The Indonesian government has officially labelled members of armed Papuan groups as terrorists owing to their acts of terror and crimes against innocent civilians, a top police officer said. “The label is just directed at those committing crimes, not members of Papuan communities,” Chief of the National Police’s Security Intelligence Agency Commissioner General Paulus Waterpauw said. Members of the armed groups have often committed acts of violence against community members. They do not just force the people to give them food and funds. The notorious armed terrorists also set their…

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NU East Java condemns Aqsa attack, calls for int’l sanction on Israel

The East Java chapter of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) has strongly condemned the attack against Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex last Friday (May 7), and called for an international sanction against Israel. Head of the NU East Java K.H. Marzuqi Mustamar said here on Sunday that NU East Java also instructed nahdliyin (members of NU) to read Qunut Nazilah and Hizin Nashor prayers for the rest of the Ramadan fasting month this year. “This is a form of solidarity, asking for help from Allah SWT to restore peace in Palestine in particular and also the…

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Security personnel in Papua urged to keep exercising human rights

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) representative in Papua, Frits Ramandei, appealed to security personnel to keep exercising the principles of human rights in their law enforcement operations against armed Papuan terrorists. “Do not let such those operations create new human rights problems in community. We want the law enforcement approach is prioritized instead of the ‘operational approach’,” he said in Timika, the capital of Mimika District, on Sunday. On Friday, at a meeting with Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Police Chief Gen.Listyo…

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