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Councilor Suspects Attempts to Stir up Trouble in Jayapura

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Pro Indonesia Groups held a protest in front of Papua House Representative - Jubi

Pro Indonesia Groups held a protest in front of Papua House Representative on Thursday (2/6/2016) – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan councilor Orwan Tolli Wone said recent events suggested that there were attempts to stir unrest between the communities.

Wone, who is the Chairman Deputy of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council for Political, Legal and Human Rights Affairs, said the emergence of many opposite groups was deliberately created to pit one group against another, not only between Papuans and non-Papuan but between indigenous Papuans as well.

“I think this situation was deliberately created. But I don’t know who’s behind this and what is his purpose; whether it is politic, investment, position or anything else,” said Owan by phone to Jubi on Thursday (2/6/2016).

However, according to him who’s politician from Democrat Party, there is possibility that the current dynamic was connected to the local political situation in Papua, which is not only including the simultaneous regional head election in 2017 but also ahead to the Papua Governor Election in 2018.

“This is a political year in Papua. This situation could have connection with the local political situation in Papua. But it’s only my assuming,” he said.

He warned the Papuan people to not easily being provoked by any parties who deliberately want to divide the people.

“People should be smart and do not want to become a tool for the benefit of certain culprit or group. Do not want to be pitted and victimized for certain party,” he said.

Commission I member of Papua Legislative Council Laurenzus Kadepa similarly said the people to not easily be provoked by this current situation.

“People should not be provoked with this condition. To those who deliberately create the crash among the people should be immediately aware. Do not make Papua like Poso, Ternate and Ambon to be involved in conflict because of ethnic, religion and race issues,” said Kadepa. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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ULMWP plans peaceful movements in seven indigenous territories

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United Liberation Movement for West Papua Action Committee (ULMWP) team – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – ULMWP going to hold peaceful demonstrations in seven indigenous territories of West Papua on 24 – 28 September 2018.

Ice Murib, the spokesperson of action committee for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), stated in a press conference held in the Papuan Customary Council, Expo Waena on Wednesday (08/19/2018).

The central theme is to give full support to Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to address the issue of West Papua to the UN General Assembly 2019.

“We will conduct a peaceful movement in indigenous territories of Mamta and Animha on 24 September 2018 centred in Hollandia (Jayapura), whereas the same activities in other regions will be on the following dates,” said Murib.

Murib further said the delegations of ULMWP and Vanuatu are going to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. So far, Vanuatu has made a resolution enforcing the rights of self-determination for West Papua to be submitted at the hearing.

“They will also mobilise support from other countries to promote self-determination for West Papua,” continued Murib.

For this reason, he appealed to all people including students, civil servants and those who are care of independence to participate in the movement. “You can do whatever you want to celebrate it. Pray, do orations, give speeches and so on.”

In Jayapura, the rally will start from different points namely Expo, Lingkaran Abe and Dok V and then the mass will gather at Perumnas 3 Waena. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

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Illustration of Mulia City, Puncak Jaya Regency. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Puncak Jaya District there should not be a stigma for Puncak Jaya District as a conflict area because it is not a killing field. In contrary, this area is safe and peaceful.

“I governed this region once, so I know what people want. For that reason, I ask the local government officials to be able to take care of the community so to avoid more conflicts,” told Enembe to reporters on Thursday (09/13/2018) at the Office of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP).

Furthermore, the governor said to avoid conflicts between different tribes and groups; the government officials should not also act to represent their personal or group interests.

Separately, Papua Police Deputy Chief the Brigadier General Yakoubus Marjuki said that the police always try to use a subtle approach to solve conflicts in Papua.

“This is our commitment because we want every region in Papua to always be safe and peaceful including in Puncak Jaya.” (*)

 


Reporter: Roy Ratumakin

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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KNPB supports Kanaky for self-determination

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KNPB and Gempar Papua activists at the Secretariat of Central KNPB. – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – Central West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held a limited discussion to support FKLNS (Organization of the Liberation Struggle of the Kanaky Tribe in New Caledonia) which has been well received by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to conduct a referendum in November 2018.

The First Chairman of Central KNPB Agus Kosay said it’s time for Kanaky to get self-determination from French colonialism.

“Kanaky must declare their self-determination. If Kanaky gets their independence, it would be able to give their support to West Papua because we share the same situation, which lives under the colonialism,” he said on Wednesday (08/12/2018) in Jayapura.

Meanwhile a member of Gempar (Papuan Youth and Student Movement) Nelius Wenda said as a nation oppressed by Indonesia, West Papua fully supports the referendum agenda of New Caledonia.

“Kanaky must determine their destiny. It must be far better than being under the French colonialism. In the future we Papuans are just like Kanaky,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

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