Connect with us

Politics, Government & Security

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

Published

on

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)

Headlines

Noken system in Papua’s elections is still debated

Published

on

By

Illustration of Noken system mostly used in the highland region of Papua’s election – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – The Constitutional Court (MK) has acknowledged and endorsed the Noken System in the elections in accordance with the Decree of the Constitutional Court Number: 47-48 / PHPU.A-VI / 2009 and the article 18B paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution.

However, this system is still considered to cause some conflicts among local communities because it forces many candidates to think and work hard to get sympathy from people living in such areas applied to this system.
Although the Papua General Election Commission (KPU) has issued the technical guidelines in 2013 regulating the use of noken instead of the ballot box in the election, Metusalak Ifandi, the Chairman of Papua Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu), admits the noken system is still a potential source of conflicts in the local election in Papua.
“The implementation in the field is totally different from the technical guidelines. This should be addressed by KPU. Of course, there needs a coordination between KPU and Bawaslu regarding the technical implementation including the regulations because we only refer to their guidelines,” he answered Jubi on Tuesday (9/18/2018) in Jayapura.
Multi-interpretation and the need of review
The noken system is considered valid if the noken is hung on the wood located in the polling station. Voters must come to the location and should not be represented by others to put the ballot into the noken. After the voting, the ballots must be counted on location but still need to be punched (to authorize), not like the voting process in other regions where the noken system is not applied, voters punched the ballot at the same time they put it into the ballot box. That’s why, according to Papua Bawaslu, the noken system often leads to misinterpretation.
“According to the Constitutional Court, the use of the noken system to substitute the ballot box is to respect the tradition of the local community,” said Metusalak.
Meanwhile, Theodorus Kossay, the Chairman of KPU Papua, said KPU Papua considers three aspects towards the application of the noken system, namely reviewing this system with academics, establishing the standard operating procedures and stimulating the use of this system.
“These three aspects were carried out to give weight to the implementation of the noken system and provide education to the people living in 14 districts that use the noken system,” he said. (*)
Reporter: Roy Ratumakin
Editor : Pipiet Maizier

Continue Reading

Headlines

ULMWP plans peaceful movements in seven indigenous territories

Published

on

By

United Liberation Movement for West Papua Action Committee (ULMWP) team – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – ULMWP going to hold peaceful demonstrations in seven indigenous territories of West Papua on 24 – 28 September 2018.

Ice Murib, the spokesperson of action committee for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), stated in a press conference held in the Papuan Customary Council, Expo Waena on Wednesday (08/19/2018).

The central theme is to give full support to Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to address the issue of West Papua to the UN General Assembly 2019.

“We will conduct a peaceful movement in indigenous territories of Mamta and Animha on 24 September 2018 centred in Hollandia (Jayapura), whereas the same activities in other regions will be on the following dates,” said Murib.

Murib further said the delegations of ULMWP and Vanuatu are going to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. So far, Vanuatu has made a resolution enforcing the rights of self-determination for West Papua to be submitted at the hearing.

“They will also mobilise support from other countries to promote self-determination for West Papua,” continued Murib.

For this reason, he appealed to all people including students, civil servants and those who are care of independence to participate in the movement. “You can do whatever you want to celebrate it. Pray, do orations, give speeches and so on.”

In Jayapura, the rally will start from different points namely Expo, Lingkaran Abe and Dok V and then the mass will gather at Perumnas 3 Waena. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

Continue Reading

Headlines

Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

Published

on

By

Illustration of Mulia City, Puncak Jaya Regency. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Puncak Jaya District there should not be a stigma for Puncak Jaya District as a conflict area because it is not a killing field. In contrary, this area is safe and peaceful.

“I governed this region once, so I know what people want. For that reason, I ask the local government officials to be able to take care of the community so to avoid more conflicts,” told Enembe to reporters on Thursday (09/13/2018) at the Office of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP).

Furthermore, the governor said to avoid conflicts between different tribes and groups; the government officials should not also act to represent their personal or group interests.

Separately, Papua Police Deputy Chief the Brigadier General Yakoubus Marjuki said that the police always try to use a subtle approach to solve conflicts in Papua.

“This is our commitment because we want every region in Papua to always be safe and peaceful including in Puncak Jaya.” (*)

 


Reporter: Roy Ratumakin

Editor: Pipit Maizier

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending