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PUBLIC MINING SITES NOT FOR MINING COMPANIES

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Traditional mining at Degeuwo, Paniai (Jubi)

Traditional mining at Degeuwo, Paniai (Jubi)

Jayapura, 16/7 (Jubi) – Public mining sites in Papua are reserved for local communities and not to be used by private companies, said Fred Boray, the Secretary of Department of Mining and Energy in Papua.

“For example, public mining site at Degeuwo, Paniai Regency. We have asked the Regent to withdraw the existing mining permits, because the site is reserved for the local community, not private companies. Currently there are 42 mining companies operating in Degeuwo, but only six have permits,” Boray said on Wednesday (16/7).

He said the mining companies are frequently conducting illegal mining in Nabire, Paniai, Intan Jaya and Deiyai regencies though the mining sites within these areas are set for local communities. He added people should be aware Papuans have limited assets to do the mining with modern equipment; therefore the government should made a concrete solution for the local community.
“We had the governor’s instruction to put them in control. That’s also have been planned since the last governor’s administration. We will write a letter to the local government who arbitrary issue the mining permit,” he said.

In one occasion, the Governor Lukas Enembe stated he would withdraw the permit issued by two former Governors in Charge for approximately 60 companies related to forest management, mining and plantation.
“During the time, it’s about 60 companies of forest management, mining and plantation got the new permit to work in Papua. And finally they dominated all natural resources including land and forest. This mechanism should be regulated for avoiding the monopoly by one group or one company,” Enembe said at that time. (Jubi/Arjuna/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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