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There is scenario to abolish Perdasus population, legislators said

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Illustration of migration to Papua Land by passengers’ ship – Dok. Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Vice Chairman of Papuan House of Representatives Commission V, Nioluen Kotouki suspects, there is a scenario to prevent the implementation of Perdasus No. 16 of 2008 on population control in Papua, which has been legislated several years ago.

He said the Perdasus on demographic have been enacted by previous members of Papuan House. But it seems there are various parties who are not in line to that because it was considered not in favor of non-Papuans.

“We suspect there is a conspiracy within the executive itself to prevent the implementation of this Perdasus. It has been fixed, ready to announce and applied but until now it is not implemented,” said Kotouki Monday (June 12).

According to him, the contents of Perdasus described in Law Number 21 Year 2001, concerning Otsus Papua. Some of its articles are very crucial because it speaks for indigenous Papuans.

“The gov population service has never socialized this Perdasus, people come to Papua without controlled, now the impact is on the indigenous people of Papua. The related agencies do not analyze and interpret the law well,” he said.

Commission V promise to invite related agencies and the Perdasus will be socialized.

“The Perdasus is aimed for indigenous Papuans, which will have an impact on the welfare of indigenous Papuans and politics as well. If the issue is funding for socialization, we can push it in the house. But I think we can see that there are some interests are playing in this field, we hope that the governor see this. Those who do not want this Perdasus to be implemented is actually violate the Special Autonomy Law because as it is the mandate of Otsus,” he said.

While member of Commission V Natan Pahabol said this issue of population control and data, is closely related to the protection or safety of Papuans. People in Papua must be well regulated.

“In Perdasus the rules are clear; the problem is only implementation by the government. Population checks must be tightened,” said Natan.

The population law, he said, were also related to Papuan health, education, welfare, and issues of gap. If the population is well regulated, prosperity will be seen.

“Do not let the Papuans be marginalized. This is Otsus, so there must be a partiality to the indigenous Papuans in all legal products in Papua,” he said. (*)

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ULMWP plans peaceful movements in seven indigenous territories

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United Liberation Movement for West Papua Action Committee (ULMWP) team – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – ULMWP going to hold peaceful demonstrations in seven indigenous territories of West Papua on 24 – 28 September 2018.

Ice Murib, the spokesperson of action committee for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), stated in a press conference held in the Papuan Customary Council, Expo Waena on Wednesday (08/19/2018).

The central theme is to give full support to Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to address the issue of West Papua to the UN General Assembly 2019.

“We will conduct a peaceful movement in indigenous territories of Mamta and Animha on 24 September 2018 centred in Hollandia (Jayapura), whereas the same activities in other regions will be on the following dates,” said Murib.

Murib further said the delegations of ULMWP and Vanuatu are going to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. So far, Vanuatu has made a resolution enforcing the rights of self-determination for West Papua to be submitted at the hearing.

“They will also mobilise support from other countries to promote self-determination for West Papua,” continued Murib.

For this reason, he appealed to all people including students, civil servants and those who are care of independence to participate in the movement. “You can do whatever you want to celebrate it. Pray, do orations, give speeches and so on.”

In Jayapura, the rally will start from different points namely Expo, Lingkaran Abe and Dok V and then the mass will gather at Perumnas 3 Waena. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

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Illustration of Mulia City, Puncak Jaya Regency. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Puncak Jaya District there should not be a stigma for Puncak Jaya District as a conflict area because it is not a killing field. In contrary, this area is safe and peaceful.

“I governed this region once, so I know what people want. For that reason, I ask the local government officials to be able to take care of the community so to avoid more conflicts,” told Enembe to reporters on Thursday (09/13/2018) at the Office of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP).

Furthermore, the governor said to avoid conflicts between different tribes and groups; the government officials should not also act to represent their personal or group interests.

Separately, Papua Police Deputy Chief the Brigadier General Yakoubus Marjuki said that the police always try to use a subtle approach to solve conflicts in Papua.

“This is our commitment because we want every region in Papua to always be safe and peaceful including in Puncak Jaya.” (*)

 


Reporter: Roy Ratumakin

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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