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Hundreds of Teachers Storm Merauke Concil Building

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Hundreds of teachers from elementary to high schools stormed the office of the Regional Representatives Council (DPRD) - Jubi

Hundreds of teachers from elementary to high schools stormed the office of the Regional Representatives Council (DPRD) – Jubi

Merauke, Jubi – Hundreds of teachers from elementary to high schools stormed the office of the Regional Representatives Council (DPRD) in Merauke to protest the government failure to pay them 3 T (remote, isolated and farthest) benefits for 2015.

The teachers were received by the Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Merauke, Marotus Solikah and Chairman of Commission A, Moses Kaibu and also head of education Yohanes Samkakai.

One teacher, Marius Dumot, demanded the relevant office to immediately settle the payments.

“We feel, we are not given attention properly. So we come here to convey our aspirations to be resolved,” he said on Tuesday (12/1/2016).

The teacher also asks additional other income of the central and local levels. Because it is the rights of the teachers who have been carrying out duties in the villages.

A teacher, Maria Theresia said in 2007. until 2012, the former head of Department of Education and Merauke, Vincent Mekiuw been pledged incentives. however, until now she never got it.

“We’ve been waiting for over the years, but never given,” she stated.

Head of Education and Teaching Merauke, Yohanes Samkakai said that the payment of benefits 3 T given to civil servants who go beyond the normal work load as well as serving in a remote area and the farthest. Such payments, followed by a decree (SK) Merauke Regent.

Further, he said, the payment of benefits 3 T from January to December 2015, refers also to the monthly report from the principal, where a duty of the teacher in question. (Frans L Kobun/Tina)

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Kegiatan Pelatihan Ombusmen Provinsi Papua di Jayapura

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Oil Palm Plantation Seizes Indigenous’ Rights to Land and Education

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Illustration of oil palm plantation in Papua – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A Papuan legislator Maria Elizabet Kaize said the oil palm investments, especially in the southern region of Papua, have seized the indigenous peoples’ lands and corrupted the education of young Papuans.

Maria Kaize, a native woman from Anim Ha customary area, said oil palm plantations give a negative impact on the indigenous children’s education in the district of Merauke, Boven Digoel and surrounding areas because the school-age Papuans prefer to follow their parents than going to school.

“It is true that the awareness among the school-aged Papuan children, especially in southern areas, for schooling needs to be improved. Many of them prefer to follow their parents in the forest,” Maria Kaize answered some questions from Jubi on Thursday (19/04/2018).

She took Bio area of Boven Digoel District as an example. In this area, many school-aged children join their parents as palm oil workers. Her sister, who is a local teacher, told her about this information.  She further said that the similar thing also happened Genyem and Lereh, Jayapura District, when the oil palm companies just operated in those areas.

“According to a teacher from Genyem whom I met some time ago, they went to the oil palm plantation for looking the children. Maybe this method can be used in some districts in the southern Papua. However, it needs support from the government, customary and church leaders as well as the community,” she said.

When meeting with Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, a local leader from Keerom, Servius Servo said the transition of community land to oil palm plantation harmed the local people because it rated very cheap.  In fact, in some cases, they changed it with sugar and salt.

“Besides for oil palm plantations, community and sago forests mostly used for road construction and government infrastructure,” Servius said. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Solidarity for PNG earthquake collects Rp 40 million

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General coordinator and secretary of solidarity, Samuel Awom and Kris Dogopia – Jubi / Agus Pabika.

 

Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua Solidarity for the victims of the earthquake in Papua New Guinea collected Rp 40 million and 520 thousand during fundraising held from March 15 to April 15, 2018.  Donators are individual, churches, mosques as well as other interfaith organisations. Despite cash, people also donate their wearable clothes, stated the Coordinator Samuel Awom in a press conference held at the Taburia Dormitory in Padang Bulan on Tuesday (17/4/18).

“This collected money will be sent directly to our friends in Vanimo.” The fundraising held in any part of Jayapura City, including Jayapura, Abepura, Sentani and Youtefa traditional market.

Meanwhile, the Secretary Kris Dogopia said this was an act of humanitarian solidarity without any political interests.

“We want to give a good example to Papuan people of helping others because solidarity is universal. And this is purely solidarity for humanity,” said Dogopia. (*)

 

Reporter: Aguz Pabika

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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