Indonesia Commission: Peace and Progress in Papua

Author: Dennis C. Blair & David L. Phillips, Council on Foreign Relations, Published on: 1 May 2003

Report of an Independent Commission Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations
Center for Preventive Action - ...Unless the people of Papua are accorded greater self-governance and more benefit from the development of Papua's natural resources, continued conflict could cause a spiral of violence in Papua. It could also have a destabilizing effect elsewhere in Indonesia...Security payments to TNI [Indonesian National Army] by international companies contribute to corruption among underpaid and undisciplined TNI personnel...Throughout Indonesia, the central government has granted resource-development rights to both national and foreign companies...few economic benefits have flowed back to Papua. [refers to PT Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Rio Tinto, BP, Pertamina, HSBC, ABN Amro, Citigroup, INPEX, Conoco Phillips, Total Indonesie, TotalFinaElf, Lasmo Runtu Ltd., Global SantaFe Corp., Ramu International, Korea National Oil Co., Mamberamo - see esp pp. 37-39 and 50-57]

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Related companies: ABN Amro BP Citigroup ConocoPhillips (Phillips Petroleum) Freeport Indonesia (part of Freeport-McMoRan) Freeport-McMoRan HSBC INPEX Korea National Oil Lasmo Runtu Pertamina Rio Tinto Total Total Indonesie (part of Total)