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ELECTIONS USED AS PLATFORM TO MAKE MONEY, MAGAI SAYS

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Ballot Box at Emeneme Yauware Building (Jubi)

Ballot Box at Emeneme Yauware Building (Jubi)

Jayapura, 9/6 (Jubi) – Commission A of the Papua Legislative Council said both local and national elections were not run democratically and used by unscrupulous people for their own financial benefit.

“For example, many legislative candidates are concerned about the loss of their votes because there are unscrupulous individuals who committed frauds. Probably, he/she had received money so that certain candidates are required to win. This is why I believe this election has been used as a platform to make money,” Ruben Magay said to tabloidjubi.com on Monday (9/6).

Magai also suspected there were mistakes in recruiting members of the Commission or the District Election Committee ( PPD), the Commission on the Voting Committee  (KPPS) and the Voting Committee (PPS).

“There was even a member of the Commission Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) who was involved in a political party. Why did they pass the selection process?. It meant that the selection committee missed it or pretended not to know, “he said.

Therefore, he said that the election organizers from the Commission to the PPS should be evaluated so that the same problem will not happen in the Presidential Election (Election), July 9.
“It should be thoroughly evaluated, especially lower-level implementation. Even if possible, PPD is not authorized to conduct a plenary vote. They just recapitalize, “he said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Papua Election Supervisory Body , Robert Horik said three local commissions needed to be overhauled – Digoel Election Commission, Puncak Jaya Election Commission and and Mimika Election Commission.

The Chairman of the Papua Commission of Papua, Adam Arisoi responded that Bawaslu’s proposal is not legally enforceable.
“Bawaslu only recommended, but the Papua Commission will be the executor. Several other members of Commission are still needed and can not be immediately stopped. We will keep an eye on them so they would not do the same mistake in Presidential Election, July 9, ” he explained. (Jubi / Arjuna/ Tina)

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Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation

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Papua’s Legislator John Gobai – Jubi / Doc

Nabire, Jubi – Papua’s Legislator John Gobai suspects an intrigue behind deportation of foreigners in Nabire.

The statement followed the arrest of twelve foreign workers by Timika Immigration Authority at the bank of Musairo River, where located in the mining area of PT. Pacific Mining Jaya (PMJ).

According to Gobai, he has raised the issue about foreign workers in Nabire to the Papua Police but no prompt response. Papua Provincial Government gave a permit to PT. PMJ to take a mining sample, but the company conducts a gold mining operation.

Jubi has tried to contact the Head of Immigration Office of Tembagapura, Jesaja Samuel Enock, but no answer from the immigration authority until this news written. Based on the information obtained by Jubi, there are currently 22 foreigners in Nabire. (*)

 

Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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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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PNG admits there is still a lot of smuggling on the border of Wutung

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Papua New Guinea immigration and customs at Wutung – emtv.com

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua New Guinea Customs (PNG) admits smuggling at Wutung, the border area between PNG and Papua Province, still frequently occurs.

Of course there are smugglers escape from our surveillance because of human resources and equipment. For instance, at the Jacksonville Airport in Port Moresby, smugglings still occur, with or without recognition,” the Senior Manager of PNG Customs John Kiu told at the Wutung Border on Friday (15/06/2018).

He further said apart from military there are only 11 officers who work at the border of PNG and Indonesia who expected to control transactions that involving more than a thousand people everyday at Wutung.

I have four officers. They are responsible for customs only, while we have two officers for immigration and quarantine.”

Moreover, he said the temporary border post in Wutung has no facilities except an office and a border station, water and electricity supplies, which were the left assets of trade and investment project amounted of 90 thousand million that have ended in 2014. (*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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