Disputed Territories

Beijing to pursue own agenda in Kashmir dispute

Beijing will keep its own strategic interests in mind when formulating policy on the Kashmir conflict, according to a Chinese expert on Sino-Indian relations.

Sunday, 15 September, 2002, 12:00am

Team begins Theys murder probe

A government team flew to Papua - formerly Irian Jaya - yesterday to investigate the murder three months ago of independence leader Theys Eluay.

Led by ex-police general Koesparmono Irsan, the team has been attacked by rights activists since it was set up by presidential decree on February 5.

25 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Raft of theories about bizarre landings has experts all at sea

The arrival of 13 unmanned bamboo rafts on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia has locals both puzzled and afraid - especially as some carried human remains.

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Few takers for Megawati olive branches

President Megawati Sukarnoputri tried to put a brave face on her failure to celebrate Christmas with the indigenous Papuans of Irian Jaya province by sending a letter of apology to Governor Jaap Salossa on Monday.

While aides said her absence was due to a cold, analysts said it had more to do with the realisation she might be unwelcome.

26 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'Headhunter' adverts looking for trouble

The South China Morning Post's use of 'headhunter' photographs in its recent advertising campaign is in rather poor taste, playing as it does to a local propensity to make fun of unfamiliar cultures.

I trust that the colourful faces portrayed on Hong Kong's buses, walls and newspaper pages are those of paid models.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Further trouble and violence inevitable

After reading your editorial of December 4, headlined, 'Strength in diversity', I felt I would like to share with your readers my experiences of Irian Jaya.

11 Dec 2000 - 12:00am