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Withdraw from JDP, Hesegem calls OAP meeting with Jokowi was a fraud



President Jokowi meeting with a group of Papuan indigenous some time ago – ISTsect

Jayapura, Jubi – Theo Hesegem, Papuan human rights activist declared his withdrawal from involvement in Papua Peace Network (JDP). During this time Hesegem is a facilitator in the network that is coordinated by Father Neles Tebay.

Hesegem delivered his resignation after the JDP discussed sectoral dialogue in Jayapura last week. According to him, the five agenda of sectoral dialogue offered by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), namely education, health, community economy, infrastructure and governance are just some ‘old songs’ to be played back by the central government, to impose on the Papuan indigenous (OAP).

The topics of dialogue are also unilaterally decided by the central government without any involvement of Papuan actors.

“Deciding the agenda of sectoral dialogue without involvement of Papuan is a process of fraud and coercion from the government against OAP to follow the will of government,” explained Hesegem.

The five agendas according to him will not end the violence in the Land of Papua. Surprisingly, he added, there is no agenda of the security sector and the human rights sector that the central government offers.

According to him, the agenda of sectoral dialogue or dialogue in whatever form should be determined by both parties in conflicted, not determined by one party only.

He also questioned the meeting of several OAPs in mid-August with Jokowi. He questioned from whom the 15 people got mandate to meet president.

“They are not official delegates representing OAP. They are invited privately and only through SMS (short message). There was no official agenda to be discussed in Jakarta. It’s a fraudulent process. Departed to Jakarta while the agenda of sectoral dialogue has been determined by Jakarta,” continued Hesegem.

The 15 people according to him, should have explained to Papuan people their position and role at the time.

“If they were invited personally, not in their portion to set agenda of five sectoral dialogue,” Hesegem continued.

Regarding his resignation, in addition to the above reasons, Hesegem also problematized Wiranto’s involvement in settling cases of human rights violations in Papua became another reason. “Wiranto until now has not been able to solve the cases that had promised the government during Luhut Panjaitan served Menkopolhukam. Like the case of student shootings in Paniai that occurred in December 2014,” he said.

Father Neles Tebay, JDP Coordinator to recently said in a meeting of several OAPs with the President last August, the President welcomed the idea of ​​sectoral dialogue to accelerate progress and development in the land of Papua.

These sectoral dialogues, Tebay said, need to be well regulated. The agenda to be discussed in sectoral dialogue needs to be prepared. Participants of sectoral dialogue need to be selected according to the sector that will be the agenda of the discussion. In addition, it is necessary to formulate the objectives, targets, moderators, and minutes of sectoral dialogue. All of these things need to be well prepared for sectoral dialogue to deliver maximum results.(*)



Editor: Zely Ariane

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Papua Printing Company to support young Papuan writers




Komunitas Sastra Papua (Papuan Literature Community) when launching a discussion on literacy education in Jayapura. – Jubi/Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi- Komunitas Sastra Papua (Papuan Literature Community) asked the Papua Provincial Government to reactive the regional company ‘Percetakan Rakyat Papua’ (Papua Regional Printing Company) to response the current demand of publication since many young Papuans are now becoming a writer.

However, the main constraint is in printing,” said the secretary of Komunitas Sastra Papua (Kosapa) Aleks Giyai on Thursday (31/5/2018).

Percetakan Rakyat Papua is considered bringing opportunities for Papuans to get the lower-cost printing. “To print some printed items such as books, magazines, calendars and so on, we have to make an order in Java. Even though the printing cost is quite cheaper, the shipping cost is expensive,” explained Giyai.

Meanwhile, cultural activist Andy Tagihuma thought books play a crucial role in developing a character of a nation. “The gradual progress of literacy development in Papua is a result of the inconsistent book publishing,” said Tagihuma.

He further said Papua should be able to produce and publish books and other writings locally like what has been done by the University of Cenderawasih in the past, which printed most of their writings such as Warta Uncen and other scientific journals independently. “But now they mostly send it to Java for printing,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Developers must complete the permit for housing construction




Illustration of the rapid growth of housing in Doyo Lama area. – Jubi/Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – As the rapid growth of housing construction in the areas of Sentani Timur, Sentani and Waibhu, the Head of Integrated Permit and Regional Investment Agency of Jayapura District Henock Puraro said developers should administer the IMB (Construction Permit) first for new housing constructions.

Developers who want to build new housings need to arrange an agreement with the tenure of landowners first. Then, they should complete the legal aspect of their proposal,” Puraro told reporter in Jayapura Regent Office at Gunung Merah, Sentani on Thursday (31/5/2018).

He said his office would soon publish about the spatial planning to the public in regards to the ongoing regional development process. “We will publish the system of city spatial planning including the regulation related to housing construction,” he said.

Similarly, the Chairman of Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Jayapura District Henky Yoku said developers should consider the cultural, social and economic aspects of the local community.

“What is the impact of housing development on the local community? Developers cannot just build new housing then take a profit of it. They should take account of the sustainability of the local community who live surrounding the environment. Therefore there is a value added from this development,” he said. (*)


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Nine fish species found in Fakfak coastal areas




Nine fish species found in the coastal areas of Berau Bay dan Nusalasi-Van Den Bosch Bay, Fakfak District. – Jubi/Doc CI Indonesia, Fakfak

Manokwari, Jubi – The Conservation International (CI) Indonesia in Fakfak has identified nine species of coral fish as new species because it has not scientifically included in Pisces taxonomy.

The Program Manager of CI Indonesia for Fakfak Nur Ismu Hidayat said this finding made during the survey on the potential of coastal areas in Fakfak in two-week diving at the Berau Bay, Kokas sub-district and Nusalasi-Van Den Bosch Bay, Karas sub-district.

“From two weeks of diving at the northern Fakfak (the coastal area of Berau Bay), we can identify six new species. Then three species were identified in the western Fakfak, namely the coastal areas of Nusalasi-Van Den Bosch Bay located at Karas sub-district,” Hidayat told Jubi on Friday (1/6/2018) in Manokwari. Further, he said the habitats of the nine fish are quite varied, from the depth of 1-2 metres with average wave condition, muddy sediment to the coral area.

“One of the newfound fish, 6-centimetre black fish with the light-coloured mouth like wearing lipstick, is classified in Pomacentrus Family based on its morphology. This species cannot find in other places. Based on this fact, the researchers strongly assume the species is the endemic fish of Fakfak coastal sea,” said Hidayat. Moreover, he said the nine new fish species are not possible to consume because of their size, but they potentially become decorative fish that people can enjoy their beauty in their natural habitats, so, it’s potential for ecotourism development.

Furthermore, he said the coral and marine biota in Fakfak are extraordinary. Fakfak coastal area is also a safe habitat for rare fish species that rarely found in other sea areas.  “For instance, the gong-liked black parrot fish (large coral fish species which a bulge front head looked like a gong), known as Chlorurus Oedema, was successfully captured during the survey in the estuary of the Nusalasi-Van Den Bosch Bay,” added Hidayat.

Meanwhile, a lecturer from Universitas Papua (Unipa) Manokwari Keylopas Krey said the potential of local species in West Papua Province is quite high, but it has not well documented. For the new finding, the researcher certainly will take a systematic and scientific procedure. “In the process to identify the taxonomy, morphology and genetic analysis would be applied to confirm and validate whether these nine species are new species that evolve or have a relationship with other species in that area,” said Krey.

The finding of these alleged new fish species is a good prospect for science. Therefore the reserve management of this area couldn’t be separated from science. It means science will be applied to improve the application system and national and international records about regional potencies.

“Unipa will not only continue to encourage the smart steps of many parties in protecting the environment in the entire of the land of Papua as the centre of biodiversity; but also keep to push all the parties for taking positive steps toward the sustainable development management,” he said.

Moreover, he added,” there are high conservation values that need to maintain. Therefore, the development in Papua, especially in West Papua Province, can always prioritise the values that respect to the future of local wisdom for our future generation.” (*)


Reporter: Hans Kapisa

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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