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Trigana’s Employees to Pedicap Drivers Involved As Ticket Brokers

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Jayapura, Jubi – Nine passengers of crashed Trigana Air around Oksibil on 16 August 2015 were found to be not listed on the flight manifest.

They took the flight using other people’s tickets. It’s strongly suspected they bought the air tickets from brokers who suspected are employees of the airline company.

Operation Director of PT Trigana Air, Benny Sumaryanto stated the airline company would fire those who are found to have been involved in brokering practice related to the ATR 42-400 plane crashed last Sunday (16/8) at Oksob, Pegunungan Bintang Regency.
“We have conducted internal investigation after receiving report the name of victims are different with the list of passengers,” Sumaryanto said in Jayapura on Friday (21/8/2015). He said the employees who suspected involved in this case are about three to four persons. Based on internal investigation, the airline company found those using their ID cards to buy a ticket that lately being used by passengers. He added the culprits use their ID cards to sell the tickets that caused mismatch between the flight manifest and names of passenger.

But is it true only three or four persons who involved in this brokering practice for this airline company? Because the brokering practice is not just slightly be happened within this airline company. And it’s not only occurred at surround Sentani Airport. Most of people using this airline service admitted they got the ticket from the airline’s employee that already printed with other else’s name at Sentani Airport. The rest admitted never bought the ticket at the official Trigana’s ticket counter as it always said the ticket was sold out.
“But when we got out of their office, someone said there’s a ticket but belong to someone’s else,” a student from Pegunungan Bintang Regency told Jubi at Sentani Airport.

Another student from Wamena said in Wamena, people even could get the ticket from pedicap or motor taxi drivers who stand around Wamena Airport.
“Just asking where did they get those tickets, they must answer that they get those tickets from Trigana’s employees. The ticket price could be double or triple than normal price,” she said.

In the early last year, even the passengers from Wamena who wanted flying to Jayapura almost occupied the Wamena Airport’s runway that affected the delay of flight schedule. First flight from Jayapura to Wamena should return to Sentani Airport due to this situation. People also rampaged for about three hours at Trigana Office made Wamena Airport Police came to secure the situation. This riot was occurred because people were upset with the price of the airfare that was soared and on the hand of brokers who made it difficult to get.

On the same occasion, as cited by Antara News Agency the Operation Director of Trigana Air Benny Sumaryanto said Trigana Air staffs received the tickets when passengers were check according to the list of passengers and ID cards.
“So far I knew, we usually checked the passengers along with the ticket and ID card, because Trigana has the same counter with other airline company when doing check-in,” said Benny.

His statement is opposite with the fact that nine passengers of the crashed plane was not listed in the flight manifest.

“My brother used the ticket of Petrus Takege. If they checked the passengers’ ID card who passed the counter, why could he possibly pass the scrutiny? Since he used someone else’s ticket, Petrus Takege and the ticket wasn’t printed by his name John Gasperz,” the plane crashed victim John’s sister Corry Gasperz said. (Victor Mambor/rom)

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KOMNAS HAM Papua: AI is influential in the United Nations

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Amnesty International when launching its report in Jayapura City. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Human Rights National Commission (KOMNAS HAM) Papua Representative said people should not underestimate the Amnesty International (AI) because the agency is quite influential in the United Nations.

Ramandey’s statement was related to the launched of AI’s report ‘Sudah, Kasi Tinggal Dia Mati: Pembunuhan dan Impunitas di Papua (Fine, Let them all died: Killing and Impunity in Papua)’ on 2 July 2018 in Jayapura.

The Amnesty International reports since January 2010 to 2018, the Indonesian security forces killed 95 people in both provinces of Papua and West Papua, which 69 victims killed without legal consent, and 85 were indigenous Papuans. However, the report has reaped the reaction from the police and military.

“AI is very influential in the decisions taken in the UN Human Rights Council, especially related to the human rights cases,” Ramandey told Jubi on Friday (6/7/2018).

Further, he said it should consider that the Amnesty International, which has 72 offices around the world, is the only institution received the accreditation from the UN to provide views on the alleged human rights violations.

“This is a good practice for the state to improve the legal system and litigation. A mechanism, a dynamic that the Indonesian Government—not only the police and military—should consider. The government must give a good response,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of LP3BH (Research, Study and Legal Assistance of Manokwari) said both civil and military officers in Indonesia have the custom to rebut over the report without sufficient data and investigation results of proper standards and methodologies. It often leads to polemical lies in public. “It could also lead to ignorance among Indonesians including Papuans about questionable legal facts in order obtaining fair, transparent and accountable information.” (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police allegedly committed sexual harassment in Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya

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Students and officers negotiate during the civil registration drives in front of a student dormitory in Surabaya. – Jubi / IST

Jayapura, Jubi – There was alleged harassment occurred following the civil registration drives dubbed as ‘operasi yustisi’ in a Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya on Friday (6/7/2018). Some time ago, the similar incident happened in Papuan student dormitory in Malang some time ago.

Public Lawyer from Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Surabaya, Mohamad Saleh while contacting Jubi reported the Papuan Student Alliance in Surabaya at that time was holding a weekly discussion at the Papuan Student Dormitory in Jalan Kalasan no. 10 Tambaksari, Surabaya at around 20:30 pm.

Then the Tambaksari Sub-district Head accompanied by hundreds of police officers, military and civil service officers of Surabaya Municipal Government arguing that they were carrying out the ‘operasi yustisi’. “There were 50 police, military and civil service officers who come during the students’ weekly discussion.”

Further, Saleh said two participants and a public attorney from LBH Surabaya asked for an official letter to the sub-district head, but he couldn’t prove it. “The two students, Isabella and Anindya, were trying to talk with the sub-district head, but one of the police officers yelled at Anindya with harsh words which began to heat up the atmosphere,” he said.

Moreover, he continued the police officers then pulled him and Isabella while Anindya harassed by one of those officers. “Isabella and I were dragged into a police car until our shirt buttons were loosing, while an officer grasped Anindya’s chest,” he said.

Legislator of Papua, Jhon Gobai separately regretted this incident. He added the officers should carry an assignment letter when conducting the civil registration drives. “I completely regret this incident, whereas officers didn’t bring an assignment letter to perform their duty. I ask the Police Chief to evaluate the performance of his subordinates,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police and Amnesty International have different perceptions

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Papua Police Chief Boy Rafli Amar. – Jubi / Arjuna

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police Chief, the Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar said the police and the Amnesty International (AI) have different perceptions over the report that said the police and military committed extrajudicial killing of 95 indigenous Papuans over the past eight years.

“Their mission is different from ours. The Police are not killing people but doing their duty. The world ‘kill” must be related to its context,” said Amar on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

Further, he said the Police also lost many of their officers who were shot and died during their duties. If officers on duty raise their guns in the scene then arise causalities, it should not consider as killing people. “The Police have a standard operating procedure in using the firearms. So it’s surely seen objectively. It is not the police come to take the lives of the people, not like that,” he said.

The Police, continued the chief, have never protected officers who found guilty. For instance, if they involved in a criminal case, they would be prosecuted according to the law. “What the Amnesty International said is tendentious, because both of us have different understanding and vision over this situation,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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