TAPOL in the press

28 Jun 2005
Aceh in Wonderland

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
Tsunami reconstruction plan leaves Acehnese no wiser

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
13 May 2005
Overcoming Papua repression through peace

At the recent Asian-African summit in Jakarta, the Indonesian government has once again demonstrated its instinctive mistrust of fundamental freedoms by its response to an international meeting on West Papua.

Appeared in: Jakarta Post
28 Apr 2005
Human Rights violations continue to haunt us

Oppression is bad for a government's image, especially a government such as Indonesia that is still struggling to repair its reputation internationally. It deprives it of its legitimacy and provides other countries with a justified reason for censure.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh

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