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Hesegem: Wiranto erroneously settled human rights cases with ‘bakar baru’ custom

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Theo Hasegem visited Albert Nawipa, a minor victim of Police violence – Jubi/Islami

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Advocacy Network for Law and Human Rights
of Central Highlands of Papua, Theo Hesegem, said that the settlement
of human rights violations cannot be equated with the customary peace
of burning stones, in accordance with the customs of Papuans.

Theo Hesegem made the comment in respond to the statement of
Menkopolhukam RI, Wiranto, about the custom of ‘bakar batu’ (burning
stone) in the settlement of human rights violations in the land of
Papua.

“Wiranto speaks something that is out of his knowledge. Tribal war is
different from the human rights violations that often carried out by
state through the TNI and Police,” he said Monday (September 25).

Surprised by Wiranto’s statement, Hesegem questioned when Wiranto was
at war with the Papuan people and where it was done.

“So resolving cases of human rights violations through the mechanism
of ‘bakar batu’, is just wrong,” he said.

He also questioned on what legal basis Wiranto could use to resolve
human rights violations with Papuan culture.

According to him, there are many human rights violations in Papua, all
of them motivated by the element of Papua political status on the
past.

“It is not on the background of tribal war. Wiranto comments in the
media have made indigenous Papuans very angry and refuse to accept.
Political issues cannot be equated with tribal wars. If there is no
material basis to speak, it is better to just stay still,” he said.

Previously as quoted from detik.com, Wiranto said that human right
case settlement through judicial route is the western culture.
Indonesian way in solving the problem, including gross human rights
violations, is through deliberation and consensus in kinship. He
refers to custom in Papua, ie the ‘bakar batu’.

“The killing of tribes in Papua alone is a consensus, as they have a
‘bakar batu’ tradition, eating together, (as to the problem of killing
solved). ” said Wiranto on Friday (September 22).(*)

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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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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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