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Indonesia Defense Minister : No More Dialogue, Jakarta Offers Negotiation

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KIP member, Ones Banundi shown picture of their meetings with Indonesia's defence minister - Jubi

KIP member, Ones Banundi shown picture of their meetings with Indonesia’s defence minister – Jubi

Sentani, Jubi – The Papua Independent Committee (KIP) claimed they had a private meeting with Indonesian Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu in Jakarta last Friday.

The KIP delegation consists of six members, namely Lawrance Mehue (chairman), Masjohn Suebu (secretary), Ones Banundi (Papua Customary Council), Marthin de Fretes (member), Don Flassy (Spokesperson) and Enny Tan Ferry (liaison officer).
“Our goal to meet directly with the defense minister is to check as well as to follow up on the letters sent by the President of the Federal Republic of West Papua (NRFPB) Forkorus Yaboisembut to former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President Joko Widodo about a negation for Indonesian recognition on the independence of West Papua based on independent declaration on 19 October 2011 which decided the independence of West Papua should be returned to Declaration 1 December 1961 in accordance to the international law,” Spokesperson Don Flassy told reporters in the press conference held at Pendopo Boy Eluay, Sentani, on Monday (14/4/2015).

“Through Mrs. Enny Tan Ferre who liaised us with Jakarta, we finally could meet with the Defense Minister at special location where he usually held his private meetings. We talked to him about fifteen minutes,” Flassy said.

He revealed when the minister asked for their goal, they said they were coming to Jakarta for tracking the answers of the letters sent by the NRFPB President to the former and current Indonesian President about Papua issues.
“The minister said we shouldn’t need dialogue anymore. It’s time for negotiation. No more talk about Free Papua, because we have spent times together in the past times,” Flassy repeated the minister’s statement. He further said the KIP also gave the minister a book about the profile of West Papua and its people.

In the same location, Omas Banundi who represented the Papua Customary Council in KIP firmly said the meeting between the KIP and Defense Minister was a right way towards the next works in the future.
“According to the Defense Minister we are not able to work on behalf of a group or party but we must work for the people’s benefit,” said Banundi.

Referring to the minister’s statement in the meeting, he accused the local government for being dishonest in delivering the aspiration of Papuan people to the Central Government.
“People’s aspiration on economic, infrastructure and facility, development as well as people oriented programs might be included in the Special Autonomy Law although it considered failed,” he said. (Engelberth Wally/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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Catholic Church leader at Sentani secure the Eid al-Fitr prayer

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Caption: Illustration of Masjid Al-Aqsa Sentani during the construction – Jubi / Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Some members of the Catholic Youth Organization (OMK) of the Parish ‘Sang Penebus Sentani’ assisted the police to secure the procession of Eid al-Fitr prayer that took place the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sentani, Jayapura District on Friday (06/15/2010).

Despite these young people, Pastor Hendrikus Nahak OFM also involved in this activity.

“The harmony of interfaith people should come from a sincere heart. What I want to say is harmony is beautiful, that a beautiful harmony should come out from a sincere heart,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Taklim Masjid Agung Al-Aqsa Sentani, Nurdin Sanmas, expressed his gratitude to the entire community who took part in securing the Eid al-Firt prayer.  “I want to say more in my speech, but I was touched to see the pastor himself led the young people.”

Moreover, he expected what has been done by the pastor can be imitated by other religious communities in Jayapura district. (*)

 

Source: Antara

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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