Minister’s Visit Should Meet the People’s Need

Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan -
Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan –

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Council, Laurenzus Kadepa, criticized plans by Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Human Rights Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan to visit to the Cenderawasih University.

“Doesn’t he remember his threat, comments, and insults against Papua people?” Kadepa told Jubi on Wednesday (16/3/2016) in Jayapura. Moreover, he said, Cenderawasih University is not proper place to visit.

“Referring to his position as Minister of Political, Legal and Human Rights Affairs, it is not proper if he came to the campus of Cenderawasih University,” said Kadepa. As an honored guest, according to him, the minister should meet the government officials such as Papua Governor.

“In my opinion, he should go to Provincial Government instead of Cenderawasih University, because his visit would be considered a political visit,” he said.

Related to the last shooting incident in Puncak Jaya Regency that killed four construction workers as released in some online media, the government, in responding, said it would conduct a security operation in Papua, as being executed in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

“We will take action like what we’ve done in Poso. The operation is running well in Poso,” said Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan at Presidential Place, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (15/3/2016).

The government would not concern a dialogue with the insurgents in Papua. And Minister Luhut, based on President Widodo’s instruction, would visit the Cenderawasih University to do presentation on the government’s program for development of Papua.

“I will go to Cenderawasih University on 29 March 2016. The problem is simple. Papua is obviously not managed well. It has budget, opportunity as well as the authority. Why is it not well managed?” he said. (Abeth You/rom)