October 23, 2001 |
Indonesia's parliament approved an autonomy package for the rebellious province of Irian Jaya, giving the territory greater power and revenue in a bid to appease decades-old demands for independence. Legislators said the package for the vast, resource-rich eastern province also known as Papua would be greeted positively by many of Irian Jaya's 2 million people.
November 14, 2001 |
Crowds sang hymns and waved separatist flags as they accompanied the body of a slain independence leader to his home in Indonesia's restive Irian Jaya province. Thousands of mourners filled the 27-mile winding road from the provincial capital, Jayapura, to the town of Sentani, where Theys Eluay lived until his death Saturday. Hundreds of police and soldiers lined the procession's route, anxious to avoid a repetition of the rioting that shook the town after the slaying.
April 20, 1996 |
U.S. Reaches Settlement With Mining Firm: Overseas Private Investment Corp., a U.S. government finance agency, and New Orleans-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. settled a bitter dispute after the mining company agreed to establish a $100-million trust fund to finance environmental cleanup measures at its giant copper mine in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. In exchange, OPIC agreed to reinstate the company's $100-million political risk insurance through the end of the year.
October 31, 1989 |
Fluor Daniel said Monday that it has won a $300-million contract to expand a copper mining operation in Indonesia but confirmed that another contract--estimated to be worth $450 million--for construction of a cereal plant in Tennessee has been put on hold. The Indonesia project is the second major copper mining contract that Fluor Daniel, the primary engineering and construction arm of Fluor Corp., has won in 12 months.
November 14, 1994 |
With developing countries in the Pacific Rim expected to spend $1 billion on infrastructure projects through the year 2000, small wonder that Irvine-based Fluor Corp. Chairman Les McCraw is playing a role in this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings. Roughly half of the company's $8 billion now come from Asia and other developing regions such as Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Fluor is the parent of Fluor Daniel, an engineering and construction company, and A.T.
October 8, 2000 |
Security forces battled independence activists armed with bows and arrows in Indonesia's remote Irian Jaya province, leaving at least 31 people dead, human rights workers said Saturday. John Rumbiak, a spokesman for the Irian Jaya-based Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy, said many of the victims were shot to death by police after a clash Friday.