Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic tension’

West Papua Catholics call on their bishop to quit

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Catholics in Indonesia’s West Papua province of Manokwari-Sorong are calling on Bishop Hilarion Datus Lega to quit. They want the “foreign” bishop to be replaced by a native-born Papuan priest. Lega was born on Flores Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur, the southernmost province of Indonesia. The anger allegedly stems from a dispute between two priests that turned into an Read more

Fiji Times charged over ‘inciteful’ article against Muslims

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three senior officials of The Fiji Times and another man appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief, Fred Wesley and The Fiji Times general manager/publisher Hank Arts, the Fiji Times Limited. They are charged with inciting communal antagonism in relation to letter to the editor Read more

Tension rising between locals and refugees in Manus

Friday, May 27th, 2016

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced on April 27 that Australian-funded Manus Island detention center, which houses refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants will be closed. The future of the detainees still remains uncertain. They have the option to settle in PNG or return home. The latest figures show just one in four transferees are opting Read more