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Highland Areas Vulnerable to Unrest During Elections : KPU Papua

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Jayapura, Jubi – Papua General Election Commission mapped areas deemed vulnerable to violence during simultaneous elections in February.

KPU Papua Chairman Adam Arisoi said all areas consisting of one municipality and ten regencies are considered vulnerable but the most at-risk areas are Papua highland areas.

“Some areas are considered vulnerable, including the regencies of Nduga, Lanny Jaya, Tolikara, Puncak Jaya, Intan Jaya and Dogiyai. The six regencies have been mapped. We asked the security forces for security back-up; especially when KPU are publishing their authorized decisions,” said Arisoi on Monday (26/9/2016).

He reminded the local KPUs to anticipate all possibilities.

The Police also should be actively participated in helping calm the situation.

“KPU has two decisions that would have the impact on legal and public security issues. Both decisions should be monitored by security forces to avoid the conflict that would be harmed the community,” he said.

He said disputes might be occurr at the time KPU announcing the results for eligible candidates.

Separately, the Deputy Chairman of Commission I of the Papua Legislative Council Orwan Tolli Wone said he expected simultaneous regional elections in one municipality and ten companies in Papua in the beginning of 2017 would be run smoothly as expected. There would be disputes between the supporters of each candidate.

“The candidates also should be able to win their supporters’ hearts. Don’t do the opposite: provoke their supporters to do the unexpected actions,” Wone.

According to him, win or lose in the election is normal. Not all candidates could win the election. “There is certainly only one candidate couple to be elected. However, it should be really selected in the clean democracy, not by cheating or something else,” he said. (*/rom)

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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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