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Jakarta Takes over 14 Seats Recruitment, It’s a Rumor Only, Says Legislator

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Papua House representative - Jubi

Papua House representative – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Former Chairman of Special Committee of 14 Seats of Papua Legislative Council, Emus Gwijangge suspected there is a person who’s taking benefit or acting on behalf of the President Joko Widodo and the Minister of Internal Affairs regarding to the process of 14 seats in the Papua Legislative Council.

The Commission I member of Papua Legislative Council for Government, Politic, Legal and Human Rights said many press reportages concerning to the process of 14 seats would be handed over by the Ministry of Internal Affairs were only rumors that deliberately spread by certain parties to streamline their interest. The recruitment process of 14 seats has been done according to the Special Regional Regulation (Perdasus).
“Up to now, we are in the Papua Legislative Council and Papua Provincial Government has not been received the official announcement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs yet about the matter. It is only the rumor spread by couple of persons for the sake of their interest,” said Gwijangge to Jubi by phone on Wednesday (28/9/2016).
According to him, the Central Government could not arbitrarily taken over the recruitment process of 14 seats that is now entering the final step.
“What have been spreading in the media is not true. It’s only for the couple of persons’ interest. The situation would be worse if the Central Government took over it. Apparently it would not trust the stakeholders in Papua,” he said.
He reminded many parties to not create their own opinion for raising a polemic and confusing the people.
“Papuan people to be not affected with many rumors spreading. Now just wait the announcement of 14 names that passed the selection. Perhaps it would be announced after the National Sport Event (PON),” he said.
Separately the Commission I Chairman of the Papua Legislative Council who are also the former special committee members said the recruitment for 14 seats still could be handled by local stakeholders in Papua. The Central Government do not need to intervent. Furthermore, the Papua Provincial Government was given the authority to set the process in accordance to the Special Autonomy Law.
“The ministry only issue the Decree for those who would be elected as legislators through the 14 seats recruitment referring to the governor’s recommendation. If the Central Government intervened the process, the Special Autonomy Law is better to withdraw. He also assume there is party who benefitted the president’s name and the Minister of Internal Affairs for their group or own benefit.
“To whoever is it, please not taking benefit of the president or minister. The Central Government knows how to behave. It already gave the authority to Papua through the Special Autonomy,” he added.
The presidential staff Lenis Kogoya claimed the Ministry of Internal Affairs would hand over the recruitment process of 14 seats. It would be done in accordance to the report from the People Unity Forum of Five Papua Customary Regions (FPMLWAP) to the President Joko Widodo on 15 Septmber 2016 about the rejection on the 14 seats committee’s decision in Papua Province. The governor reportedly intervened the decision.
“The Minister of Internal Affairs would call the Papua Governor and Provincial Committee to submit the report. We held the meeting with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Coordinating Ministry of Politics, Legal and Security Affairs, Indonesian Police, Indonesian Intelligent Agency, BAIS, Indonesian Election Commission, Bawaslu RI and the Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat. We will check the document of recommendation issued by the Papua Provincial Committee as well as regional/municipal committees about the appointment process of candidates of 14 seats from five customary region,” said Lenis. (*/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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