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A THREAT FROM JAYAWIJAYA, DPR PAPUA WILL SEND A LETTER TO PAPUA ELECTION COMMISSION

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Deerd Tabuni, Chairperson of Papua House of Representative (Jubi)

Deerd Tabuni, Chairperson of Papua House of Representative (Jubi)

Jayapura, 4/2 (Jubi) – To follow up the aspirations of the people from Jayawijaya requesting to the Papua Election Commission ( KPU Papua ) to review three names from five candidates, members of the Regional Election Commission in Jayawijaya regency who passed the selection. The Papua Legislative Council ( DPR Papua) will write a letter to the KPU Papua to continue the aspirations of the people from Jayawijaya.

The Chairman of DPR Papua who is also from Central Highland area, Deerd Tabuni hopes that the KPU Papua is able to look at this issue wisely in accordance with the aspirations of the people from 332 villages and 40 districts in Jayawijaya. Moreover, they have threatened to boycott the election and will occupy the office of KPU Papua.
“I hope that the aspirations will be followed up and not ignored. If people boycott the election, there will certainly hamper the implementation of both Legislative and presidential elections. We will write to the KPU Papua to take the people’s aspirations seriously. We must prevent in order to avoid the things that are not desirable.” said Deerd after meeting representatives of Council and the community of Jayawijaya on Tuesday (2/4).

According to him, the Papua Legislative Council ( DPR Papua) does not want to intervene  the authority of Papua Election Commission as an independent agency. As we want to avoid things.
“We do not intervene in the Commission or anyone else, but we just wanted to pass and continue the aspirations of the people because it is our duty.” he said.

First Vice Chairman of Jayawijaya Legislative Council, Agustina Walilo also hopes that the Election Commission of Papua willing to look at this issue because if there is a boycott, it will interfere the implementation of upcoming legislative and presidential elections.
“As the aspirations of the people yesterday, we want that the Chairman of the Papua Election Commission clearly to look at this issue. Because, if it happens, it will disrupt the election process. Especially if the people will blockage airports, logistics to other highland areas. Since, Jayawijaya is the only main entrance.” said Agustina Walilo. (Jubi / Arjuna/Tina)

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Activists hold a long march in Manokwari to commemorate 17 years of Wasior human rights violation 

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Caption: Demonstration of 17 years of Wasior Case – Jubi / Doc

Manokwari Jubi – Dozens of human rights activists, the families of victims, and human rights partisans held a protest to commemorate human right violation in Wasior 2011 by holding a long march in Manokwari on Thursday (13/05/2018).

Masses started to walk from the Information Office in Sanggeng to LP3BH Office in Fanindi to submit a legal complaint file to the LP3BH Director, Yan Christian Warinussy.

The Chairman of the Council of Indonesian Trade Union (GSBI) West Papua, Yohanes Akwan, in a press release declared that up to 17 years of Wasior Case occurred, the state remains to neglect the incident that occurred in 2001. 

We submit our aspirations officially as well as a request to LP3BH to continue to voice the cases of human rights violations in Papua to the international community,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the LP3BH Director Yan Christian Warinussy said this complaint was part of the respect towards the human rights. “This is a part of human rights enforcement, as well as a responsibility of human rights defender to accept this complaint.

The Indonesian Human Rights Commission once investigated the Case of Wasior in 2003, but the case closed at the level of investigation. At that time, Warinussy was a member of Wasior Human Rights Investigation. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Catholic Church leader at Sentani secure the Eid al-Fitr prayer

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Caption: Illustration of Masjid Al-Aqsa Sentani during the construction – Jubi / Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Some members of the Catholic Youth Organization (OMK) of the Parish ‘Sang Penebus Sentani’ assisted the police to secure the procession of Eid al-Fitr prayer that took place the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sentani, Jayapura District on Friday (06/15/2010).

Despite these young people, Pastor Hendrikus Nahak OFM also involved in this activity.

“The harmony of interfaith people should come from a sincere heart. What I want to say is harmony is beautiful, that a beautiful harmony should come out from a sincere heart,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Taklim Masjid Agung Al-Aqsa Sentani, Nurdin Sanmas, expressed his gratitude to the entire community who took part in securing the Eid al-Firt prayer.  “I want to say more in my speech, but I was touched to see the pastor himself led the young people.”

Moreover, he expected what has been done by the pastor can be imitated by other religious communities in Jayapura district. (*)

 

Source: Antara

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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