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Papua Legislative Council to Form Special Committee to Handle Freeport’s Mining Boundaries

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The office of Papua Legislative Council - Jubi

The office of Papua Legislative Council – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Legislative Council will form two special committees to tackle the issue of territorial borders and mining boundaries in Papua.

Papua legislator Thomas Sondegau said these committees would respectively handle the Freeport’s mining boundary and regional/municipal border areas.

“Freeport’s Boundary Committee will handle the Freeport’s mining boundary. For instance, to manage the boundary between Mimika Regency and Puncak, Nduga,

Paniai and Intan Jaya. It is also to observe the Freeport’s expansion area, whether it goes to other regional border area or so on. During the time people only knew that Freeport operates in Amungme and Kamoro tribes’ territory,” Sondegau said on Wednesday (20/1/2016).

While, according to him, the Freeport’s underground mining area has crossed to other tribe’s territory such as Moni’s territory in Intan Jaya Regency, Nduga’s in Nduga Regency, Mee’s in Paniai Regency and Dani’s in Puncak.

“Do not only refer to Freeport’s open mining area, but also its underground mining area. The special committees are established to look further on Freeport’s mining area whether it is still in the Amungme’s territory or already cross to others’ territory,” he said.

He said if it has cleared, Papua Legislative Council will coordinated with the regional governments and relevant tribes as well in order to accommodate the customary communities’ interest.

“The establishment of Special Committee had decided in the Papua Parliament’s plenary last year. Five of seven fractions of Papua Legislative Council approved it, namely Hanura, Democrat, PDI Perjuangan, PKB and Golkar,” he said.

Meanwhile the Deputy Chairman of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council, Orgenes Wanimbo Tolli Wone said the Commission I will concern to resolve many disputes related to boundary issues involved regencies/municipal in Papua. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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Freeport, the entrance to evaluates all investments in Papua

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Demonstration held by Papua Community Solidarity Forum Freeport (FMPPF) in Papua House of Representatives Office, Thursday, 9 August 2018. – Jubi / Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – Second Deputy Chairperson of Papua House of Representatives Fernando Yansen A Tinal said PT Freeport Indonesia is the entrance to evaluate all companies that invest in Papua.

“I have captured the points that there is a need to be open and involved the indigenous Papuans as the landowners in every investment in Papua,” he said after the meeting with Papua Community Solidarity Forum (FMPPF) who held a rally in the parking of Papua House of Representative on Thursday (9 / 8/2018).

So far, he added, every negotiation with PTFI has almost not involved the indigenous people.

In the rally which coincided with the commemoration of the International Indigenous Day, the FMPPF chairman Samuel Tabuni and the field coordinator Yusak Andato read 12 points of statements in public. One of the points is requesting the Papua House of Representative and the Papua People’s Assembly to establish a special commission to evaluate all national and international investment operating in the land of Papua, particularly PT Freeport Indonesia in Timika and British Petroleum in Sorong, West Papua Province. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papuan Film Festival pictures the voiceless

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Jayapura Deputy Mayor of Jayapura Rustan Saru (in the centre) photographed with the Chairperson of FFP II Organizing Committee Harun Rumbarar (in the right) and one of the visitors. – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City, Tuesday, 7 August 2018, visitors crowded in Lokabudaya Expo Museum Waena, Heram sub-district to attend the Papua Film Festival held by a film community Papuan Voice for three days from 7 to 9 August 2018.

A festival participant Mecky Yeimo said the films screened in the festival provide a lot of information about the land disputes between native landowners and investors. “I am happy because as Papuans we can get a lot of information about the deprivation of the rights of indigenous people in Papua,” he said.

Further, he said Papuans are commonly known for their culture of oral tradition, and the information in the films becomes an interesting issue to discuss in the future.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Pusaka Foundation Frangky Samperante, who met Jubi at the same place, said FFP is a forum where people can find out the facts that occurred in many areas in Papua. “Films can be the basis for people to make a judgment based on the information they see and hear,” said Samperante.

Furthermore, he considered this film community could become an agent for Papuans to voice their aspirations and to express their expressions. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Marine debris affect fish quality in Jayapura

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A fisherman moored his boat in Engros, Youtefa. – Jubi / Agus Pabika

Jayapura, Jubi – Womsumbro, a fisherman who’s one of the recipients of the Cold Chain System (SRD), told Jubi that the household rubbish from the city residents become a problem for some fishermen as it pollutes the marine habitat.

“When we run our boats, the machine is often stuck because it hit the garbage. There are many types of marine debris such as plastic bottles, disposable diapers or sanitary napkins which also affect the quality of the fish we caught,” he said on Tuesday (07/31/2018).

Meanwhile, Jayapura Deputy Mayor H. Rustan Saru hopes the SRD program by Jayapura Municipal Government via the Fisheries Office can improve the quality of the fish.

“We should ensure that the quality of fish for the market or human consumption is good. The rubbish has not just created a problem but also reduced the quality of fish.” (*)

 

Reporter: Agus Pabika

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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