Bogor, 28/1 ( Jubi ) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY ) officially received the Draft Law on the Special Autonomy in Papua, which is directly delivered by the delegations of Papua and Papua Barat leading by the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe and the Governor of Papua Barat, Abraham O. Ataruri on Tuesday (28/1) in Bogor Palace, West Java. Joint in the delegations are the Papua People’s Assembly, People’s Representative Council of Papua and Regents of Papua Districts.
After receiving the draft law, the President Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono with the ministers held a closed meeting in order to hear reports from the governors of Papua and Papua Barat on the development progress in their respective areas. The two governors also report about the evaluation towards the Law on the Special Autonomy in Papua based on the President’s instruction.
Participated in the meeting are Coordinating Minister for Politic, Law and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono; Coordinating Minister for Economic, Hatta Rajasa; Minister of Education and Culture, M. Nuh; Head of State Intelligence Bureau, Marciano Noorman: Chief Police of the Republic of Indonesia, Sutarman; Indonesian Army Commander, Moeldoko and Minister of Health, Nafsiah Mboi; Deputy Minister for Law and Human Rights, Deni Indrayana; Deputy Minister of Finance, Any Ratnawati; Deputy Minister of Public Works, Hermanto Dardak, Head of Working Unit for Development Monitoring and Evaluation, Kuntoro.
Coordinating Minister for Politic, Law and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, representing the President Yudhoyono, said the Draft Law on Special Autonomy in Papua aims to improve the people’s welfare in both provinces, Papua and Papua Barat. However, the draft will be further discussed between the Governor of Papua and Governor of Papua Barat before taken over by the Minister of Domestic Affairs as the coordinator to further discussed with the relevant ministries.
“As it is known, the Law on the Special Autonomy in its progress has passed several stages of evaluation, which is first time occurred in 2006. It’s marked with the establishment of the Law on the Acceleration of Development in Papua and Papua Barat which is proclaimed in 2007.
In its progress, the Law was re-evaluated in 2011 that led to a development coordination unit that is the Unit for the Acceleration of Development in Papua and Papua Barat (UP4B). Then, after his inauguration, the Governor Lukas Enembe gave his direction on how to accelerate and expand the development in Papua that could be perceived by the lowest level of society,” he said. Prior to the submission of the Draft Law on the Special Autonomy to the President, the meeting has been conducted 12 times between team of Papua and Papua Barat with the assistance of the Cenderawasih University and the Ministry of Domestic Affairs at the initial review.
Therefore, the initial compiled draft of 12 times meeting will be immediately synchronized by the two governors. “I think 95% has been already agreed. The President was grateful if within the next 2-4 months the draft will be formularized and synchronized with other laws on the ministries/institutions and the most important is not contradictive with the Constitution 1945,” he said.
Further he added that the spirit of president’s wishes that delivered to the two governors is how to add the value on the Law on the Special Autonomy into the distribution of outcomes in the fields of energy, forestry, marine, transportation and so on. “The Regional Government actually want to focus on those points which would later become the spirit of the added values into the new Draft Law,” he said. (Jubi/Alex)
marine, transportation and so on. “In fact in those points, which would later become the spirit of added value to assign Regional Goverments (provinves of Papua and Papua Barat) into the draft of the new law,” he said. (Jubi/Alex/P. Maizier)