Freeport negotiations with government continue

Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.
Fedina S. Sundaryani The Jakarta Post,Jakarta | Thu, March 16, 2017 | 06:01 pm Negotiations between the government and gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia continue almost one month after the firm submitted its complaints and threatened to take the case to international arbitration. Tony Wenas, who takes part in the... more →
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Indonesia’s long relationship with Freeport at crossroads

Two Mountains have now become Two Valleys in West Papua
By Asian Correspondent Staff | 16th March 2017 AMERICAN mining giant Freeport-McRoRan Copper & Gold may soon pull out of Indonesia after more than four decades due to prolonged conflict with the government. The company, which is the country’s oldest international investor and largest taxpayer, has been embroiled in a battle... more →
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The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost

West Papua and West Papuans got nothing more than Destruction and Death
West Papua‘s Aikwa river In 1936, Dutch geologist Jean Jacques Dozy climbed the world’s highest island peak: the forbidding Mount Carstensz, a snow-covered silver crag on what was then known as Dutch New Guinea. During the 4,800-metre ascent, Dozy noticed an unusual rock outcrop veined with green streaks. Samples he brought... more →
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