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Papua is said to get 10 percent of Freeport share

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Papua Governor and ESDM Minister (both at the centre) in Jakarta recently – CNN Indonesia/Istimewa

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua finally gained 10 percent of Freeport Indonesia share after the Indonesian ESDM minister held a meeting with Governor Lukas Enembe.

This was disclosed by the Special Staff of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Hadi M. Jurait. He said the agreement was taken after Lukas Enembe met with Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Iganasius Jonan on Saturday (September 7) in Jakarta.

Besides Lukas Enembe, this meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arcandra Tahar and Puncak Jaya Regent Willem Wandik.

“Papua will get a 10 percent of the shares, divided with Puncak Jaya and Mimika regencies, and indigenous peoples,” Hadi said, cited by CNN Indonesia.

While Lukas Enembe said the Government of Papua Province has one language with the Central Government related to the ownership of shares of PT. Freeport. He also asserted that the Papua Government at both the provincial and district levels associated with Freeport strongly supports the central government’s actions and policies.

“The government of Papua also encourages negotiations to be proceeding well and produces the best decisions for the people of Papua and Indonesia,” explained Lukas Enembe.

 

Special Staff of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hadi M. Djurait to CNN Indonesia, said Freeport actually does not mind the divestment but more on the issue of formula, mechanisms to price. With the meeting, the ESDM Ministry will be involved in a detailed discussion of the divestment formula.

Previously, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) said it has delegated the affairs of PT Freeport Indonesia divestment to the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

Minister of ESDM Ignasius Jonan said the devolvement of divestment affairs to the Ministry of SOEs is in accordance with the wishes of President Joko Widodo.(*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

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Migration is a factor of increasing poverty in Papua

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Indigenous Papuans. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Septer Manufandu, the former Executive Secretary of Non-Governmental Organization Working Forum of Papua (FOKER LSM Papua), stated stakeholders in Papua need to the right solution to strict the flow of migration into Papua.

So far, he said that Papua is an open region and anyone is free to come to Papua without strict control. Therefore he urges the authority to establish a proper mechanism to control the migration, but respect everyone’s right at the same time.

“In the Special Regulation about Population, it does not prohibit people outside of Papua to enter Papua, but rather to control it. So migrants must have a clear purpose coming to Papua,” Manufandu told Jubi on Friday (9/9/2018).

Meanwhile, a Papua Parliament Member Mustakim said a factor that causes the increase in the percentage of poverty in Papua is the rapid influx of migrants.

“No matter how hard the government tried to reduce the poverty rate in Papua, it becomes difficult to work as people from the outside continue to come,” said Mustakim.

Furthermore, he said a proper solution to regulate the influx of population in Papua is the government should stipulate the provincial regulation (Perdasi) or special regional regulation (Perdasus) on migration. (*)

 

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Enembe plans to review autonomy funds distribution

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Papua Governor Lukas Enembe stood in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Office. – Jubi / Alex

Jakarta, Jubi – Governor Lukas Enembe said he would evaluate the distributions of Special Autonomy funds allocated for districts and municipality in Papua. Before, the 80 per cent of funds were allocated for districts and municipality, while the remaining 20 per cent was for the provincial government.

“We will recalculate the distribution of autonomy funds and implement what it has been best decided,” the governor told reporters on Wednesday (5/9/2018) in Jakarta.

Regarding the number of funds allocated, he said the provincial government could not yet determine the portions for each district and municipality because it would decide through a thorough study.

“We shouldn’t talk irresponsibly, because it needs the more in-depth study to decide. The distribution of the autonomy funds must not cause problems in the future, and it should be agreed by all regional governments,” he said.

Moreover, the governor said the Papua Provincial Government need to allocate a large portion of its provincial budget for the realization of the National Sports Event 2020. In addition, the handover of high school management from the regional governments to the provincial government also need a lot of funds. (*)

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Bali, Papua and West Papua become a pilot project for drafting regulations on communal land

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Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw photographed among regional leaders and speaker of the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Bali, Jubi – The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia launched the Government Regulation on Customary Land on 3-5 September in 2018 in Bali. Three provinces, Bali, Papua and West Papua, are set to become the pilot project of the regulation.

Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw, who also attended the event, said they temporarily hold the conclusion of seminar due to a necessity to formulate a draft regulation regarding the regional customary lands.

Moreover, he said the regulation should be made upon the consultation with the customary landowners themselves.

Both provinces, Papua and West Papua, do not acknowledge the terminology of the land of state but the customary land which is owned by indigenous peoples,” explained the Regent at Jimbaran Perkanti Stadium, Bali, after giving his support to Kenambai Umbai team who competed in Menpora National Series Cup on Wednesday (5/9 / 2018)

Meanwhile, the Coordinator of Jayapura Regional Customary Council (DAS) Daniel Toto said the landowners must be involved in establishing the regulation on the customary land.

It would be a crucial issue if the local government does not involve the customary landowners in drafting a regulation on communal land. Therefore, I agreed with Jayapura Regent who proposed postpone until the consultation with the customary landowners in the respective regions,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

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