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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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In Papuan human rights context, Jokowi considered no different from Prabowo

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Papuan students and youth are arrested by the police on Tuesday (4/9/2018) in a rally to support Vanuatu to bring up the issue of West Papua in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). – Jubi / Doc.

Jayapura, Jubi – The current president of Indonesia Joko Widodo is considered to be no different from Prabowo in Human Rights violations in Papua.

If Prabowo recognised as a perpetrator of human rights violations in Papua, Widodo considered allowing violent conflicts and human rights violations in Papua to continue. Now both will compete in the Indonesian presidential election 2019.

“For us from Mimika District, Jokowi is no different from Prabowo. Why? If Prabowo is a perpetrator of human rights violation in Papua, the current president Jokowi knows about these violations but let it happened repeatedly,” said Odizeus Beanal, the Director of Amungme Tribal Society (Lemasa) told Jubi on Tuesday (11/9/2018) while mentioning some cases of human rights violations occurred in Paniai, Timika, Ndugama and other regions.

Today the allegations of human rights violations in Papua still continue. Some violent incidents against civilians that resulted in casualties and arrests of random people still occur under the current administration.

The Amnesty International Indonesia has recorded 38 cases of extrajudicial killings from 2014 to mid-2018 that confirmed 51 victims. This report launched in mid-July 2018.

Government efforts and victims rejection

The Indonesian government through the Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security has formed an integrated team whose task to collect data and information, make analyses and report to the president. The team who consist of 39 members from Papua and Jakarta established in May 2018 as an integrated team to resolve cases of alleged human right violations in Papua. However, it obtained rejection from many Papuans to consider them as not neutral.

“It is impossible to accept those who suspected as perpetrators to become referees. Furthermore, we know this team facilitated by the Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security who has a military background. From the beginning, the Police has supported this team. So how could we believe them?” said Peneas Lokbere, the Coordinator of United for Truth (BUK).

According to Lokbere, who continuously are accompanying victims of Papuan human rights violations, the team only maintained the strategy of former minister Wiranto who at that time suggested that the alleged human rights violations in Papua resolved through the customary law.

Moreover, he said until now there are hundreds of victims of human rights violations in Papua who still fight for justice. For instance, the family of victims of the Bloody Paniai incident of December 8th, 2014. The number of victims might be up to thousands because these alleged human rights violations have occurred since Indonesia annexed Papua in the 60s.

“Jokowi once expressed in front of five thousand more Papuans at Mandala Stadium in Jayapura that he would immediately resolve the Bloody Paniai case. But it was only a promise, “said Tinus Pigai, a relative of Apinus Gobai who was the victim of the incident at Karel Gobai Square, Paniai.

According to him, Jokowi’s visits to Papua were in vain, because he had not been able to fulfil his promise to resolve the Bloody Paniai case. (*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Two hectares of forest area burned in Wasur National Park

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Forest fires in Wasur National Park area, Merauke Regency. – Jubi / Frans L Kobun

Merauke, Jubi – Eleven firefighters of the Firefighter Brigade of Forest and Land Control of Merauke was trying to put out of the fire on Wasur National Park area following the forest fires in the past few days.

Sukamto, the Head of Firefighter Brigade told reporters on Friday (7/9/2018) that the forest fires in Wasur National Park were identified yesterday so that his team went to the fire spot immediately.

He explained that approximately two hectares of forest area in Wasur National Park burned, although the firefighter team tried to blackouts of fire using both manual and semi-mechanics water pumps. “We don’t know yet what caused the fire. However, it is more likely the human’s factor,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sota Police Chief the Adjunct Police Commissionaire Ma’ruf states the police have provided an understanding to local communities in villages to encourage people not to burn the forest in dry season.

“If this habit still continues, it might give a negative impact on the forest ecosystems,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Frans L Kobun

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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USTJ students held a protest to refuse the police entering the campus. -Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.

He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)

As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).

Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.

Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.

The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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