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Lukas Enembe: KNPB is better than FPI on democracy



KNPB in one of the demonstration to call support from ACP countries for West Papua in Jayapura, May 31 2016 – Jubi/WPU

Jayapura, Jubi – Governor Lukas Enembe compared actions by Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) with the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB). He considered KNPB is way better than FPI. Because KNPB has taught better democracy for the people of Papua.

“KNPB is better than FPI in exercising democracy. This FPI should have been prevented for the first time. Why people pursue KNPB, whereas they teach good democracy over this radical Muslim group,” said Governor Enembe.

KNPB, according to Governor Enembe conveyed his political aspirations in an elegant way, unlike FPI that impose their will in a way that is not dignified.


Papua governor, Lukas Enembe – Jubi/Alexander Loen

The recent sprawl of radical Muslim groups according to Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has been very worrying. Papua should be more vigilant to anticipate the influx of these groups.

Enembe warn if the FPI, a radical Muslim group, would really control Indonesia state it is possible that Papua will be separated itself from the country.

“If this group forces it interest for Indonesia to become a Muslim country by running the Islamic Shari’a, then we will be separated, especially since this group wants to abolish Pancasila and NKRI,” Governor Enembe told reporters at the State Building on Friday (June 2).

Therefore, said Governor Enembe, the Provincial Government of Papua strongly supports the policy of President and Vice President of Indonesia Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla. According to him, their approach today is the best for the nation and country.

“We have expressed our full support for them, even for the next presidential period, although the Muslim group wants to bring down Jokowi we continue to support his policy,” said Governor Enembe.

Meanwhile, to maintain the integrity of the Land of Papua, he asked the people for not be hooked with any issues by certain interest’s elements. Moreover, he continues, there is a possibility that TNI and Police infiltrated hardliner groups.

“There is possibility that TNI and Polri are infiltrated by hard-line groups, so we should not be provoked by the situation, as happened some time ago in Jayapura,” he added.

In his remain term of governance Lukas Enembe wants to keep Papua conducive and bring the government into completion.

“Thus I ask all the people of Papua to support in prayer so we can complete these tasks and responsibilities,” he said.

He added that all Papuans must prevent the similar incident happen again in Papua. “Papua has been opned by Gospel, no other group opened this country, therefore I ask for any group should not disturb Papua,” he added.

Indigenous people of Papua continued Governor Enembe will still live in the country and will not go anywhere.(*)


Editor: Zely Ariane


Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting




Act of 1969 – WANI Tabloid

Jayapura, Jubi – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018).

According to Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha, Ms Pangkrasia Yeem in a statement received by Jubi on Friday (08/03/2018), Merauke Police leading by the Head of Regional Police Intelligence Budi Santoso had entered the ULMWP Office without permission when the meeting had just finished.

“They asked what the meeting was about,” told Yeem. Then she explained to the police that it was the first meeting after the ULMWP Region Animha declared on 14 July 2018. “And the ULMWP has been sitting together with Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group,” she said.

After the visit, the ULMWP Region Animha continued their discussion on Thursday (08/02/2018) and read a statement rejecting the results of the 1969 Act of Free Choice. The event was held in the ULMWP Region Animha office and run smoothly.

In her statement, the Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha Pangkrasia Yeem said that the Act of Free Choice occurred 49 years ago in Papua from 14 July to 20 August 1969 was not valid because of not in accordance the international mechanisms.

“Its implementation was also full of intimidation, terror and manipulation. In practice, Indonesia mobilized the troops on a large scale to Papua to overcome the Free Papua movement,” she said. (*)

Reporter: Zely Ariane

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case




Illustration of human rights.

Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai youth Domininggus Badii said that it was a year right the tragedy of Bloody Oneibo occurred on 1 August 2018. But this incident has continuously kept in people’s memory.

“Though it already passed, the community is still trauma by the incident,” he said. Further, he said the incident involved an officer who shot a civilian when the company PT. Putra Dewa asked for back up to secure the dispute between locals and the company.

Meanwhile, another Deiyai youth Alex Giyai said there is nothing more alive than an injury but the pain and the inability to forget.

“We ask the central, national as well as local governments and the National Human Rights Commission, both provincial and regional House of Representatives to immediately resolve the Oneibo case, but it has not happened for over a year,” he said. (*)


Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris




The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)


Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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