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Jokowi asked to open representative office in Papua

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The discussion themed Central and Regional Governments Synergy in Governance of Papua at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM on Friday (10/2/2017) – ugm.ac.id

Jayapura, Jubi/ugm.ac.id – President Joko Widodo is expected to open a representative office of the government in Papua to support the acceleration of development in the province. This emerged in a discussion themed Central and Regional Governments Synergy in Governance of Papua at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM on Friday (10/2). Attending the discussion was Deputy Head of Presidential Staff, Jaleswari Pramodhawardani. It was led by Dr. Bambang Purwoko, MA.

“The Government should open a special representative office in Papua because we see the synergy between the central and regional governments is weak,” said UGM Graduate School student, Tri Sulistyanto. Tri also suggested the central government to appoint a figure from Papua to be the Indonesian representative at international forums in order that he can explain accurate information regarding the development of Papua so that it is not “being tempted by other countries to separate itself from the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.”

Support to the ideas for a representative office came from Karpus Belau, 22, Papuan student studing at UST Yogyakarta. He said the slow development in Papua was due to security, limited HR, weak bureaucracy, and unsettled past human right abuses. “I think the establishment of a representative office in Papua can observe human right abuse and government policy that does not take side with the local people,” he said.

Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said President Joko Widodo has always been committed to conducting development through fair economy for Papua by way of infrastructure construction, improved services in health and education, and settlement of human right abuse. But, said Jaleswari, the government also deals with weak coordination from the region and between institutions. “Our job is to secure the President’s policy so that the program for Papua is really implemented by the related ministries,” she said.

Jaleswari described the Human Development Index in Papua year 2015 increased to 57.25 from 56.57 in 2014. In education area, as many as 325,617 students have received the Smart Indonesia program while 60 percent or 2.836 million Papuans have received the Healthy Indonesia. “In terms of human right, there have been clemencies given to five political prisoners,” she said. On infrastructure, the government has built as long as 4,480 km of new roads and increased markets to 25 from only 3. Vendors also increased from 23 thousands in 2015 to 39 thousands in 2016. (*)

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Five civilians in Timika have reportedly been arrested , says ULMWP

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Jayapura, Jubi – Five civilians in Timika have reportedly been arrested by the newly reactivated military counter-terrorism unit for “aspiring” to West Papuan independence.

“At 10pm on Saturday June 9, Orpa Wanjomal (40) and his stepchild Polce Sugumol (31) were arrested at their home in the SP 2 [housing unit] in Timika,” United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jakob Rumbiak said yesterday.

“Five hours later, at 3am in the morning, on Sunday June 10, Titus Kwalik was arrested at the SP 10.

“At the same time Julianus Dekme (31) and Alosius Ogolmagai (49) were arrested at Julianus’ house at the SP 6. The five civilians were arrested for aspiring to Papuan independence.”

Rumbiak said that the Joint Special Operations Command (Koopssusgab) was involved in the arrests. The Koopssusgab is a joint military counter-terrorism unit, which was recently reactivated in concert with revisions to the Anti-Terrorism Law, and is under the direct authority of Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

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The commando unit, according to House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I chairperson Abdul Kharis Almasyhari, was formed to assist in dealing with terrorism under certain conditions if the national police request assistance.

According to Almasyhari, under the revisions to the 2003 Anti-Terrorism Law, which were enacted on May 25, there are additional regulations which make it more comprehensive, including the possibility of involving the TNI (Indonesian military) under certain conditions.

“However the Koopssusgab apparently can’t be formed yet because they don’t have a core budget yet,” said Almasyhari.

Nevertheless, the ULMWP is sure that the arrests were carried out by Koopssusgab.

“The use of the special military anti-terrorist force against West Papuan civilians is irresponsible and morally wrong”, said Rumbiak.

The West Papuan people were not terrorists, and had never carried out terrorist acts, unlike Indonesian terrorists or extremists.

The West Papuan people’s right to self-determination is guaranteed under the Indonesian Constitution, the United Nations Human Rights Charter, UN General Assembly Resolution 1514 (1960), the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights (2007) and UN General Assembly Resolution 1752 Chapters XVII and XII.

Tabloid Jubi has attempted to contact Mimika District Police Chief Assistant Superintendent Agung Marlianto via WhatsApp for clarification of the alleged arrests. As of posting this article however, Marlianto has not responded.

Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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