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Prosecutor Office Arrests Former Nabire Regent for Alleged Corruption

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Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua State Prosecutor Office detained a former Nabire regent, Alselmus Petrus Youw on Monday (9/2/2015).

He was arrested for alleged corruption surrounding the procurement of four generator engines for a diesel-powered electricity plant in 2010, which caused losses of 21 billion rupiah to the state.

Papua Prosecutor Chief Herman Dasilva said the suspect, who is currently a councilor at the Nabire Legislative Council, was taken to at Abepura Prison, Jayapura City, at around 17:00 PM.
“The Prosecutor Office found evidence of the misuse of Regional Budget of 30 billion rupiah. His involvement in this case occurred because of his contribution in signing the agreement. He was summoned twice but never came. We summoned him for the third time and instantly arrested him,” Dasilva said on Monday afternoon (9/2/2015).

According to him, the local Prosecutor Office has examined the suspect, but suddenly he was sick at the time. The investigator of Prosecutor Office allowed him taking a treatment.
“But then we were informed that he is currently a councilor at local parliament. It means he is not sick anymore. Therefore we called him,” he said.

Meanwhile, the suspect’s lawyer Petrus Ohei Timur told reporters he would send a letter to the Papua Prosecutor Office asking a suspension for his client due to his illness. His client got a heart disease and had twice check-up.
After the earthquake stroke in the last 2006, the Local Government of Nabire purchased for generator engines. The project was reportedly amounted thirty-one billion rupiahs; the local government financed twenty-one billion and the rest was covered by consortium.

Instead of the former Nabire Regent A.P. Youw, the case also dragged the former Chairman of Nabire Legislative Council who has been two years in prison, and Nabire Regional Secretary Ayub Kayame and Nabire Second Assistant Umar Katjili. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation

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Papua’s Legislator John Gobai – Jubi / Doc

Nabire, Jubi – Papua’s Legislator John Gobai suspects an intrigue behind deportation of foreigners in Nabire.

The statement followed the arrest of twelve foreign workers by Timika Immigration Authority at the bank of Musairo River, where located in the mining area of PT. Pacific Mining Jaya (PMJ).

According to Gobai, he has raised the issue about foreign workers in Nabire to the Papua Police but no prompt response. Papua Provincial Government gave a permit to PT. PMJ to take a mining sample, but the company conducts a gold mining operation.

Jubi has tried to contact the Head of Immigration Office of Tembagapura, Jesaja Samuel Enock, but no answer from the immigration authority until this news written. Based on the information obtained by Jubi, there are currently 22 foreigners in Nabire. (*)

 

Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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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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PNG admits there is still a lot of smuggling on the border of Wutung

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Papua New Guinea immigration and customs at Wutung – emtv.com

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua New Guinea Customs (PNG) admits smuggling at Wutung, the border area between PNG and Papua Province, still frequently occurs.

Of course there are smugglers escape from our surveillance because of human resources and equipment. For instance, at the Jacksonville Airport in Port Moresby, smugglings still occur, with or without recognition,” the Senior Manager of PNG Customs John Kiu told at the Wutung Border on Friday (15/06/2018).

He further said apart from military there are only 11 officers who work at the border of PNG and Indonesia who expected to control transactions that involving more than a thousand people everyday at Wutung.

I have four officers. They are responsible for customs only, while we have two officers for immigration and quarantine.”

Moreover, he said the temporary border post in Wutung has no facilities except an office and a border station, water and electricity supplies, which were the left assets of trade and investment project amounted of 90 thousand million that have ended in 2014. (*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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