The first person who introduce Indonesian nationalism in Papua

Soegoro Atmoprasodjo successfully instilled Indonesian nationalism in his students in Papua. However, he failed in the uprising against the Dutch. Martin Sitompul – Historia.id (translated by Papua Update) MARCUS Kaisiepo, a student of the Civil Service School in Kota Nica (now Kampung Harapan in Jayapura), heard the news of the proclamation of independence of Indonesia from…

Why Pacific Island countries are very important for Indonesia

This article is inspired by article in Solomon Star, 15 July 2016. I am flabbergasted reading Mr Alfred Sasako article, which I interpret cleverly illustrates the West Papua issue within Indonesia – Solomon Islands relations. Indonesia’s authoritarian New Order for many years had not even blinked its eyes to build a strong relation with Pacific Island countries. Bilateral and multilateral relations with…