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Papua Governor Urged to Play an Active Role in Solving Tolikara Incident

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Papua Police Chief Inspector General Yotje Mende - Jubi

Papua Police Chief Inspector General Yotje Mende – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police Chief Inspector General of Police Yotje Mende said he hoped that the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, could be more concerned about social conflicts that occurred in Karubaga, Tolikara on Friday morning (17/07/2015).

“I recommend to the governor to play an active role, as well as with traditional leaders and the local community,” said Mende in Jayapura, Papua, on Tuesday (21/07/2015).

Up to now there is lack of local government attention to the Tolikara case Tolikara including from the Papua governor, he said.

He said that Law No. 7/2012 stated, if a combined military and police at the provincial level directly got involved in the handling of social conflicts, automatically the regional head (governor) should also be active in it.

“Do not let this hot ball is handed over to the police. We (police) will be active with law enforcement and the governor with the handling of humanity, because many of our brothers are victims in this incident including the handling of reconciliation and reconstruction, “he said.

He then pointed out, until now his staff are working to do the humane law enforcement, because they are adjusting with the situation.

“There are still many crowds gathered in Tolikara to implement the TRC and seminars GIDI church. Not all members of church are a perpetrator so that we also have to be careful in the inquiry and investigation, “he said.

Meanwhile, Enembe in a press statement, asking for the mass media, especially the national media as well as social media (facebook, twitter) and others do not exaggerate Tolikara incident.

“Tolikara case is only incidental. It appeared because of a misunderstanding between interfaith religion and society with security forces. Do not be exaggerated again as if we are in Papua do not uphold tolerance, “he said. (*/ Tina)

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Police declare completion of Skrzypski’s trial documents

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Jakup Febian Skrzypski with Frits Ramandey, human Right Commission Office of Papua – Jubi/Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Relevant documents of 30-year-old-Polish Jakup Febian Skrzypski (JFS) who arrested by a joint team from Papua Regional Police and Jayawijaya Regional Police at a hotel in Wamena City, Jayawijaya Regency, a few months ago due to an allegation associated with an insurgent group are already complete.

Public Relations Chief of Papua Police Senior Commissionaire A.M. Kamal said the prosecutor office confirmed the completion of these relevant documents. Therefore, the investigators from the Directorate of Crime of Papua Police will handover both the suspect and pieces of evidence to Wamena District Attorney for further process.

“Regarding this case, the investigators from the Directorate of Crime of Papua Police have questioned four witnesses,” said Kamal on Friday (10/19/2018).

Skrzypski is charging against Article 106 of the Criminal Code concerning State’s treason that makes him possible to take life imprisonment or twenty years in jail.  “While other suspects YS and SM are still being investigated,” he said.

Earlier last month, the Head of Papua Representative Office of Human Rights Commission Frits Ramandey confirmed that the suspect Skrzypski was physically in good condition in the prison of Papua Regional Police.

“Even though he is fine physically, and as a prisoner, he has his right, but I think he is psychologically stressed,” Ramandey said at the time. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Natural resources trigger territorial annexation

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West Papua is a rich mix of reefs and rainforest – some of the most beautiful environments on the planet – thecoraltriangle.com/Diana Himmelspach

Jayapura, Jubi – Natural resources and the division of region considered behind a reason why some district governments claim on territories of other district administrations, stated a member of the Commission I of Government, Politics, Law and Human Rights of the Papuan House of Representatives Yonas Nussy on Thursday (11/10/2018).

“Governments have their administrative territories, while indigenous peoples have customary territories (land tenure rights). Sometimes conflicts occur when other parties claim on someone else’s land despite that the customary landowners know exactly the border of their lands,” said Nusy.

Therefore, he said, the borders of villages, sub-districts, districts and provinces should be managed by involving many relevant parties to avoid this sort of problems in the future.

Furthermore, he said the Commission I of the Papuan House of Representatives plans to invite some government agencies and other relevant parties to discuss some actions to address the territorial issues in Papua.

“The provincial border of Papua and West Papua should be an issue that needs to be emphasized,” he said.

He hopes that both provincial and regional (municipal) governments will take seriously in addressing the problems associated with the territorial border because some conflicts are assumed to follow.

A few days ago, some groups from Mamberamo Raya (Mambra) District protested that some areas of their district allegedly annexed to the neighbouring district because of its gold potency.

The Secretary of Mamberamo Apawer Indigenous Peoples Council Marthen NK Tukeji said the areas annexed are namely Kordesi, Dopo, Turere, Degey, Darpos and Dou.

“It similarly happens to other sub-districts of Taiyeve and Taria. We hope the Papuan House of Representative, Papuan People’s Assembly as well as the Papuan Provincial Government could pay attention to this problem,” said Marthen NK Tukeji on Tuesday (10/09/2018). (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

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Reconstruction is necessary to track the implementation of Special Autonomy in Papua

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Papua Civil Servants held protest in 2016 to support Governor’s statement to return the special autonomy ‘s fund to Jakarta – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A lecturer International Relations of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cenderawasih Laus D.C. Rumayom asserted that reconstruction might be crucially important for evaluating the implementation of the Special Autonomy in Papua.

According to him, the reconstruction might help to assess achievements and obstacles occurred since the Special Autonomy Law applied in Papua since 2001.

“Some people say it works, whereas some say it doesn’t. But what the measure is? What does it look of its relationships with international politics?” Rumayom told Jubi on Thursday (10/11/2018).

Moreover, he said we would find out whether indigenous Papuans understand the situation after 18 years of the implementation of Special Autonomy and the map of future development.

“Therefore you might able to say that the indigenous Papuans should not become a beggar. We must have a strong principle of maintaining what has become a political contract through the Special Autonomy,” he said.

However, he said it is undeniable that the indigenous Papuans are facing social and cultural degradation. He took an example of seven tribes who are the landowners of PT. Freeport Indonesia’s mining area that has no power to voice their rights on gold and copper mine.

“Yet the outsiders talk about it, even though they have no relations at all with the family or the lands or another else,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of LP3BH Manokwari Yan Christian Warinussy recently said the government need to promptly encourage and promote a thorough evaluation of the implementation of the Special Autonomy policy to see and answer a series of questions over the past ten years.

“The evaluation is aimed to find a policy breakthrough for stakeholders, including the government’s role so that it could thoroughly protect their citizens,” said Warinussi. (*)

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