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Results of Regional Head Elections in Papua Challenged at Constitutional Court

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Jayapura, Jubi –Regional head elections in eleven Papua’s regencies on 9 December did not run well. Defeated candidates are challenging the results with the Constitutional Court, alleging fraud.

Papua Election commissionaire Tarwinto said there are more than pair candidates filing a lawsuit. For instance, in Nabire, three pair candidates go to the Constitutional Court, while two pairs do similar way in Boven Digoel. However, of all charges from Papua, only the lawsuits from Waropen and Mamberamo Raya regencies were deemed eligible.

“But it’s just fine for justice. All those files would be gathered by the authorized institution. The Judicial System in Indonesia is not allowed rejected these cases. What would be processed in the court is a dispute over the result of vote,” Tarwinto told Jubi on Monday afternoon (4/1/2016).

According to him, the lawsuit on election dispute would be determined in late February. The Constitutional Court has forty-five days to process it after it was filed. But the Law No.8 2015 states for the election with more than 250 thousand voters in which the result of vote of the winner and the runner up has a difference more than 2 percent, therefore filing a charge is not legitimated.

“If the difference is less than two percent, it’s eligible. According to the rule, the inauguration of the elected regional heads should be held in February and April,” he said.

As cited from many sources, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia has released hundreds of cases of the regional head election dispute that was held simultaneously in the end of December 2015. Of 144 charges, Papua is on the top.

“Until this morning, 144 lawsuits were filed. Mostly are from Papua and West Papua provinces; about 16 charges, ” said Safitri, the Information Center’s staff of the Constitutional Court. (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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