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Legislator: banning of Morning Star Noken doesn’t make any sense

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Illustration of Mama Papua selling Noken – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Legislator of Papua, Laurenzus Kadepa criticized the attitude of Jayapura Mayor, Benhur Tomi Mano (BTM) which prohibits Papuan indigenous Mama selling Noken with Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) pattern.

Members of the House of Representatives Commission I of Papua, on government, politics, law and human rights said that his act is only to seek attention of central government and security forces, but at the expense of the livelihood of Mama-mama Papua.

“I cannot forbid him on that matter, but I suggest upholding other local regulation of alcohol, because many cases are caused by alcohol, overcome the traffic jam and flood in Jayapura City, just other (impoertant) things,” said Kadepa to Jubi, Monday (October 16).

According to him, Mama-mama who sell Noken have only small capital, while the alcohol businessman has big capital.

“Mama-mama sells Noken motifs, there are also Israeli flags, Morning Star and others, but the noken of Bintang Kejora is indeed best-selling,” he said.

He said Papuan mothers are trying to create motives, including the Morning Star, to feed their families and send their children to school.

“This is how Papuan Mama-mama make their living, according to their ability, they only make a living in a simple way, so do not limit their creativity, there are many other tasks that the mayor must complete,” he said.

The NasDem Party politician questioned why the Jayapura mayor is now banning the sale of the Morning Star noken, and why now, since the first period of his leadership in the capital of Papua Province.

“Just because there is a certain interest, the people who earn a living are sacrificed, it is to control the flowing of people from outside Papua who are not regulated and enter the city of Jayapura. The main problem in this city is not on Bintang Kejora noken sold by mama-mama,” he said.

Previously, the Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano had requested Mama mama to not selling Bintang Kejora’s patterned Noken. “I ask them not to make anymore Noken Bintang Kejora. And Mama heard what I said, “said Benhur Tomi Mano after a sudden inspection in Imbi Park, last Friday (October 13).

Tomi also asked Mama-mama to remind other mothers who sell Bintang Kejora Noken.

In addition to banning the sale of Noken Bintang Kejora, Mano’s also banned the sale of dark gambling (Togel) in the market area of ​​Mama-mama Papua. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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ULMWP plans peaceful movements in seven indigenous territories

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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

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Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

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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

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

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