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Uncen Students Urge Papua Governor to Keep his Word

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Dozens of Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students held a rally - Jubi

Dozens of Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students held a rally – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Dozens of Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students held a rally to remind the Papua Governor Lukas Enembe to keep his promise to resume the Special Autonomy fund to the Central Government.

The Chairman of Student Executive Body of Cenderawasih University Doni Donatus Gobai stated the protest is aimed to follow up the governor’s statement. “If what he said when inaugurating six regents and deputy regents at Papua Governor Office was from his heart, he must promptly act. Not only speak,” said Gobai to Jubi on Tuesday (02/03).

According to him, students are generation whose burdened with hopes and expectations. They have huge mandate to reveal or express suggestion or aspiration and to warn the related stakeholders, such as the government.

Protest Coordinator Herbert Amohoso said the students are known as street parliament in maintaining regional situation to be secured of regime’s dictatorship, of misuse power and of the stagnant of the Nation and the State as mandated by Constitution. “Yes, please resume the Special Autonomy fund. Mr. Governor must resume it. Shouldn’t longer to hold it,” said Amohoso.

“Special Autonomy fund must not become an issue of overtaking the order of life of he indigenous Papuan. It was too small for us; it couldn’t finance the development in Papua. I said better it resume to the Central Government because it was too small and not gave us benefit,” he said citing the governor’s statement on Wednesday (17/2/2016).

MPM Uncen Chairman Pontius Omoldonag said it is the students’ responsibility to become corrector and controller if the role of many elements could not be functioned properly.

“After made that statement, the governor has no taken any further step. So when? People have already rejected it because it failed. The governor has also followed the people’s choice. He is great for this reason. But when could he realize his statement if it was coming from his very heart?,” he said. (Abeth You/rom)

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Women protest the electricity cut off

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Indigenous women traders who barred the road in front of the market due to the electricity cut off by PLN. – Jubi / IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Dozens of indigenous women who are selling local products at the traditional market ‘Pasar Mama-Mama Papua’ blocked the road in front of the market on Friday afternoon (8/10/2018) to protest the National Electricity Company (PLN) for cutting off the electricity at the market for several hours due to late payment for the last four months amounted to Rp 60 million.

The coordinator for the Solidarity for indigenous Papuan traders (Solpap) Franky Warer said it just happened spontaneously because of their disappointment. “The electricity was cut off at around 11.00 Papua time when I was still at home, then someone called me. I then went to the market and called the mayor,” Warer told Jubi by phone on Friday evening (08/10/18).

After that, he said, the Municipal Government agreed to contact the PLN and the electricity in the market turned normal at around 18:00 Papua time.

Meanwhile, the Papuan legislator John NR Gobai commented that relevant parties should pay attention to this matter for not outsizing the traders. “This market is managed under the Trade and Industry Office of Jayapura Municipal Government. So the agency needs to find a solution immediately,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

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Act of 1969 – WANI Tabloid

Jayapura, Jubi – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018).

According to Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha, Ms Pangkrasia Yeem in a statement received by Jubi on Friday (08/03/2018), Merauke Police leading by the Head of Regional Police Intelligence Budi Santoso had entered the ULMWP Office without permission when the meeting had just finished.

“They asked what the meeting was about,” told Yeem. Then she explained to the police that it was the first meeting after the ULMWP Region Animha declared on 14 July 2018. “And the ULMWP has been sitting together with Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group,” she said.

After the visit, the ULMWP Region Animha continued their discussion on Thursday (08/02/2018) and read a statement rejecting the results of the 1969 Act of Free Choice. The event was held in the ULMWP Region Animha office and run smoothly.

In her statement, the Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha Pangkrasia Yeem said that the Act of Free Choice occurred 49 years ago in Papua from 14 July to 20 August 1969 was not valid because of not in accordance the international mechanisms.

“Its implementation was also full of intimidation, terror and manipulation. In practice, Indonesia mobilized the troops on a large scale to Papua to overcome the Free Papua movement,” she said. (*)

Reporter: Zely Ariane

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case

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Illustration of human rights. Pixabay.com/Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai youth Domininggus Badii said that it was a year right the tragedy of Bloody Oneibo occurred on 1 August 2018. But this incident has continuously kept in people’s memory.

“Though it already passed, the community is still trauma by the incident,” he said. Further, he said the incident involved an officer who shot a civilian when the company PT. Putra Dewa asked for back up to secure the dispute between locals and the company.

Meanwhile, another Deiyai youth Alex Giyai said there is nothing more alive than an injury but the pain and the inability to forget.

“We ask the central, national as well as local governments and the National Human Rights Commission, both provincial and regional House of Representatives to immediately resolve the Oneibo case, but it has not happened for over a year,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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