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MRP Members Worry about Tenure to be Ended, says Councilor

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MRP office in Jayapura, West Papua - Jubi

MRP office in Jayapura, West Papua – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan councilor Emus Gwijangge said the members of Papua People’s Assembly (MRP) were ‘worried’ their tenure would expire.

It was indicated by their request to Papua Legislative Council to suspense the ratification of Special Regulation Plan (Raperdasus) on the electing procedure of the members of Papua People’s Assembly for next five years, he said.

“It seems they are fear among MRP members. What is it about? It seems they are afraid their tenure would be ended. We will with the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council discuss the ratification of Raperdasus. We will convey our decision after that; whether it would be suspended or what,” Gwijangge who’s also member of Legislation Body of Papua Legislative Council on Saturday (5/3/2016).

Last week, MRP Chairman Timotius Murid and Deputy Chairman Honfi Simbiak and some MRP representatives held meeting with Chairman of Legislation Body of Papua Legislative Council and other councilors to discuss the possibility to suspense the ratification of Raperdasus on the electing procedure of MRP members. MRP also handed the decree No. 2/MRP/2016 about recommendation of suspension to discuss and ratify the Rapperdasus on the electing procedure of MRP members.

“MRP has met us, but we must still wait the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council. We will talk later with the Councilor Body. The decision is up to them. But based on the proper rule and mechanism, Papua Legislative Council couldn’t wait. Perdasus still must be ratified. The period of current members is only one month left,” he said.

He said at the end of the last year, the Papua Legislative Council endorsed the MRP Raperdasus along with some non-regional budget Raperdasus. But at that time, MRP asked for suspension due to its members were in reses period.

After meeting the Legislative Body on Thursday (3/3/2016), MRP Chairman Timotius Murib said the purpose they met the councilors is to discuss about some agenda as well as to identify many issues that should be compiled in Perdasus. But he didn’t mention about the conversation related to MRP request to suspense the ratification of Raperdasus on the electing procedure of MRP members.

“We agreed about some Perdasus that must be provided and discussed with the expert team. I think it was an advance step taken by Papua Legislative Council. Before drafting a Perdasus, Papua Legislative Council invite Papua People’s Assembly and other relevant institutions including General Election Committee related to simultaneously Regional Election in 2017,” said Murib at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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Women protest the electricity cut off

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Indigenous women traders who barred the road in front of the market due to the electricity cut off by PLN. – Jubi / IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Dozens of indigenous women who are selling local products at the traditional market ‘Pasar Mama-Mama Papua’ blocked the road in front of the market on Friday afternoon (8/10/2018) to protest the National Electricity Company (PLN) for cutting off the electricity at the market for several hours due to late payment for the last four months amounted to Rp 60 million.

The coordinator for the Solidarity for indigenous Papuan traders (Solpap) Franky Warer said it just happened spontaneously because of their disappointment. “The electricity was cut off at around 11.00 Papua time when I was still at home, then someone called me. I then went to the market and called the mayor,” Warer told Jubi by phone on Friday evening (08/10/18).

After that, he said, the Municipal Government agreed to contact the PLN and the electricity in the market turned normal at around 18:00 Papua time.

Meanwhile, the Papuan legislator John NR Gobai commented that relevant parties should pay attention to this matter for not outsizing the traders. “This market is managed under the Trade and Industry Office of Jayapura Municipal Government. So the agency needs to find a solution immediately,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

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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

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Illustration of human rights. Pixabay.com/Jubi

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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