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Ombudsman: Public service in West Papua is still far from expectations

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Manokwari, Jubi – Indonesia Ombudsman (ORI), West Papua Provincial Representative Office has handled hundreds of cases of alleged maladministration practices during 2017.

Nortberthus, the West Papua ORI Representative in Manokwari, on Thursday (January 18th), said in general the condition is still far from the expectations. But the institution continues to encourage the improvement.

On the sphere of public services, Ombudsman noted that West Papua province is still far from the expectation.

“Compared to other provinces, public services in West Papua are still far from expectations. In 2017, we have received 144 cases of maladministration complaints,” he said.

He then explained that the Ombudsman performs the task of acceptance and management of complaints as well as the socialization and network construction from the communities.

Public service, according to him, is a strategic point to establish a good governance practices or good governance. From every complaint it received, Ombudsman claimed to optimally supervise and encourage a fair settlement.

According to him, people have started to give response on government services. It was proven by the increasing complaints addressed to the Ombudsman throughout the last few years.

He said 144 complaints were received thought many types of communication, including email, investigative initiative, and information from mass media, letters and complaints via telephone.

“Direct report submission is 53 percent and investigative initiative 21 percent,” he said.

He specifies the form of alleged maladministration received in the form of procedural irregularities as many as 49 cases; 27 delayed cases; abuse of authority 12 cases; not providing services 24 cases; discrimination 1 case; demand for money, goods and services 5 cases; incompetent 19 cases; and inappropriate service 17 cases.

“As many as 71 percent of cases have been resolved, the remaining 29 percent are still in the process of completion,” he said.(Antara)

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Activists hold a long march in Manokwari to commemorate 17 years of Wasior human rights violation 

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Caption: Demonstration of 17 years of Wasior Case – Jubi / Doc

Manokwari Jubi – Dozens of human rights activists, the families of victims, and human rights partisans held a protest to commemorate human right violation in Wasior 2011 by holding a long march in Manokwari on Thursday (13/05/2018).

Masses started to walk from the Information Office in Sanggeng to LP3BH Office in Fanindi to submit a legal complaint file to the LP3BH Director, Yan Christian Warinussy.

The Chairman of the Council of Indonesian Trade Union (GSBI) West Papua, Yohanes Akwan, in a press release declared that up to 17 years of Wasior Case occurred, the state remains to neglect the incident that occurred in 2001. 

We submit our aspirations officially as well as a request to LP3BH to continue to voice the cases of human rights violations in Papua to the international community,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the LP3BH Director Yan Christian Warinussy said this complaint was part of the respect towards the human rights. “This is a part of human rights enforcement, as well as a responsibility of human rights defender to accept this complaint.

The Indonesian Human Rights Commission once investigated the Case of Wasior in 2003, but the case closed at the level of investigation. At that time, Warinussy was a member of Wasior Human Rights Investigation. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Catholic Church leader at Sentani secure the Eid al-Fitr prayer

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Caption: Illustration of Masjid Al-Aqsa Sentani during the construction – Jubi / Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Some members of the Catholic Youth Organization (OMK) of the Parish ‘Sang Penebus Sentani’ assisted the police to secure the procession of Eid al-Fitr prayer that took place the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sentani, Jayapura District on Friday (06/15/2010).

Despite these young people, Pastor Hendrikus Nahak OFM also involved in this activity.

“The harmony of interfaith people should come from a sincere heart. What I want to say is harmony is beautiful, that a beautiful harmony should come out from a sincere heart,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Taklim Masjid Agung Al-Aqsa Sentani, Nurdin Sanmas, expressed his gratitude to the entire community who took part in securing the Eid al-Firt prayer.  “I want to say more in my speech, but I was touched to see the pastor himself led the young people.”

Moreover, he expected what has been done by the pastor can be imitated by other religious communities in Jayapura district. (*)

 

Source: Antara

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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