Wednesday, July 4, 2012

1) Papua Shootings : A Timeline

1) Papua Shootings : A Timeline

2) A`lia reiterates support for RI`s territorial integrity

3) Police Identify Village Chief Shooter in Papua

4) Yudhoyono calls for area cooperation

5) One-day meeting held to discuss the MIFEE project

6) OPM agrees to cease fire, but on several conditions

------------------------------------------,20120704-414842,uk.html1) Papua Shootings : A Timeline
Wednesday, 04 July, 2012 | 18:57 WIB
TEMPO InteractiveJakarta:Violence peaked in Papua within the last three weeks. Since the third Congress of Papua ended up in rioting on October 19, last year, mysterious shootings had been taking place every month. Most of the victims were civilians shot from the back.

June 23, 2012

First Brigadier Mujahidin, was shot at Mile 42, Freeport at 2:42 pm when the victim was on guard.

June 17, 2012

Arkilaus Refwutu, 48, an ojek driver, was shot in Yalinggua, Mulia, Puncak Jaya.

June 14, 2012

Mako Tabuni was shot dead by the police in Abepura.

June 10, 2012

Tri Surono, an ojek driver from Ngawi, East Java, who worked as a security officer at Cendrawasih University was assassinated on the campus’s backyard at around 9:15 pm

June 9, 2012

Asep and Siska escaped shooting at Soasiu highway.

June 6, 2012

Arwan Apuan, a civil servant at at Kodam XVII/Cendrawasih was shot at the left side of his neck and the bullet pierced though the left jaw at around 9:10 pm.

June 5, 2012

Three shootings take place at around 10 pm. First Corporal Frengky Kune, 25, was shot in Jayapura, whereas Iqbal Rivai (22) and Hardi Jayanto (22) were shot on Jalan Sam Ratulangi.

June 4, 2012

Gilbert Febrian Madika, 16, was shot on the Jayapura-Abepura highway, Jayapura municipality when they were riding a motor bike in the Skyline area, at 9:30 pm.

May 29, 2012

Dietmar Pieper, 55, was shot at around 11:30 pm. More than that, on the same day, Anton Arung Tambila (36), an elementary schoolteacher died on the spot after being shot in the head.

March 8, 2012

Private Ode Alwi, member of Indonesian Armed Forces from the Task Force of Infantry Battalion 753, Nabire, was shot at Mulia airport, Puncak Jaya regency.

February 9, 2012

Benny Yamamo, was shot on the chest and Piter Tumoka was shot on the foot at Mile 37, within the area of PT Freeport Indonesia.

January 20, 2012

Kismarovit , 29, was shot to death at Mulia airport, Puncak Jaya regency, Papua.

November 22, 2011

Abubakar Sidik, an employee of PT Freeport, was shot in the arm at mile 51 around 1:35 pm.

October 24, 2011

Mulia Police chief Adjunct Commissioner Dominggus Awes dies after being shot in the head within the area of Mulia airport, Puncak Jaya, Papua.

October 19, 2011

The Third Congress of Papua ends up in a riot after the police enters into the congress arena in the Zakeus soccer field, Padang Bulan. Daniel Kadefa and Maxsasa die in the rioting.



2) A`lia reiterates support for RI`s territorial integrity

Wed, July 4 2012 22:05 | 121 Views
Darwin (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that Australia had reiterated its support for the integrity of the Indonesian territory.

"Our first diplomatic move in the southwestern Pacific is to ensure that all countries in the region respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country," the President said shortly before leaving for Indonesia`s East Nusa Tenggara province on Wednesday.

Under the agreement signed by the two countries in 2005, Australia fully committed itself to recognize and respect the territorial integrity of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia, he said.

The agreement had since then served as one of the bases for the realization of cooperation between the two neighboring countries, he added.

"We have signed the Lombok Treaty as a reference of our cooperation in the realms of defense and security. In principle, the treaty is a form of Australia`s support to the sovereignty and integrity of our territory. As such, once again, from the geopolitical standpoint, friendly countries really respect, support and recognize our state sovereignty," he said.

Earlier, during a meeting with the Indonesian leader, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard had said that Australia was fully committed to supporting and respecting the integrity of the Indonesian territory.

"Even if I did not ask her, the Australian prime minister expressed her country`s full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country, and so did Chief Minister Paul Henderson, regardless of a small demonstration on July 2," he said.

President Yudhoyono arrived in Darwin on Monday for a three-day visit during which he held a meeting with Prime Minister Gillard at the Northern Territory`s Parliament House on Tuesday.

The meeting was a follow-up to the first Indonesia-Australia Annual Leaders` Meeting held in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 20, 2011.

The President and entourage including First Lady Ani Yudhoyono are scheduled to return home on Thursday.(*)
Editor: Heru
3) Police Identify Village Chief Shooter in Papua
Wednesday, 04 July, 2012 | 19:07 WIB
TEMPO InteractiveJakarta:The National Police headquarters have identified the shooter of Yohanes Yanafrom, chief of the Saweotamil Village, located in the Arso District, Papua. “We cannot disclose his identity,” said National Police headquarters’ spokesman Brig. Gen. Anang Iskandar met at the headquarters on Tuesday.

Anang said the police had identified the shooter and are currently conducting an investigation. However, because the police have not arrested the perpetrator, Anang was reluctant to disclose the shooter’s identity in fear the perpetrator may try to escape. Furthermore, Anang said the shooter was a member of the Free Papua Organization (OPM).

Earlier on Sunday, OPM attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Army commander Col. Inf. Indarto close to Sawia Village, Arso District, in Kerom Regency, Papua. The assault killed Saweotami village chief, Yohanes Yanafrom, 30.



4) Yudhoyono calls for area cooperation

Wed, July 4 2012 22:07 | 135 Views
Darwin (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono suggested on Wednesday the establishment of a sub-regional cooperation involving Indonesia, Australia and East Timor.

Yudhoyono ending a two-day visit to Australia said in a news conference a special zone like Singapore-Johor-Riau (Sijori) Growth Triangle could be developed between eastern region of Indonesia, Australia`s northern Territory and Timor Leste.

The form of cooperation could be discussed between the three countries, he told reporters before returning to Indonesia.

He said in the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development, eastern Indonesian region is included in the fifth and sixth economic corridors.

The fifth corridor includes Bali, West Nusatenggara and East Nusatenggara and the sixth corridor includes Papua and Maluku.

Economic development in the sub-region could be accelerated if the two corridors are integrated with Australia`s Northern Territory and Timor Leste, Yudhoyono said.

"It would be a good sub-regional economic cooperation," he added.

He said Limor Leste during his recent visit to that country, already suggested integration in economic development with its Indonesian neighboring areas including Bali, East and West Nusatenggara.

Sub-regional cooperation could start with investment in the sectors of animal husbandry, health, education, tourism and transportation, he said.

Yudhoyono and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a meeting here on Tuesday discussed economic cooperation already growing between eastern regions of Indonesia and Australia.(*)
Editor: Heru
from Tapol
5) One-day meeting held to discuss the MIFEE project
JUBI, 4 July, 2012

The MIFEE  [Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate] project was discussed at a meeting in Jayapura on 4 July  attended by students from Merauke.

Opening the discussion, Diana Gebze said the aim of the meeting was to draw together the latest information regarding the project, and to agree on recommendations to be submitted to the authorities.

The first speaker, Paulus Samkakai,  said that the  people who own the land reject MIFEE, although the government has exerted pressure on them to accept it.

He said that the project was detrimental to the interests of the local people. It was harmful to their livelihoods. An example he gave was the impact on people's ability to collect sago. The land round the MIFEE project was now parched as a result of the impact of drainage on the supply of water organised by the government.  'The sago plants in Kaiburse and several other kampungs have been affected by salty sea water which has seeped into the drainage system,' he said.

'When I was in Merauke recently and visited several kampungs, almost all the people said they reject MIFEE.'. He said that around 37 investor companies were keen to get involved in MIFE, most of whom want to set up palm oil plantations.

Another speaker, Matius, said that it was not enough for the issue to be discussed by just one group, everyone must get involved, students, government officials and NGO activists.

The discussion continue for the whole day,  at the end of which Diana Gebze drew together the points agreed upon. The first point was the need for a scientific forum to be held, the second was the need to hold talks with officials involved with the project, and the third was the need to consolidate forces in every base and in all the kampungs involved.

According to a department of the administration of Merauke, 32 companies have already received licences to operate  in various sectors. This includes 316,347 ha for planting palm oil, 156,812 ha for sugarcane plantations, 97,000 ha for the growth of maize, 973,05 ha for foresty, 69,000 ha to grow foodstuffs, 2,818 ha for woodchips and 1,200 ha for housing, for a total of 1,616,234 ha.

[Slightly abridged translation by TAPOL]

6) OPM agrees to cease fire, but on several conditions

The Free Papua Movement (OPM) has announced its readiness to call a cease fire and end the violent conflict in the province if the Indonesian government holds an international meeting with the involvement of the United Nations.
“At that meeting, we will ask the Indonesian government about the status of Papua [as a military operation zone]. If that status is lifted, we will call a cease fire,” OPM commander Lambert Pekikir said on Wednesday as quoted by
However, before the meeting, Lambert said the OPM would still remain as a movement in Papua, but he promised that the OPM would not shoot civilians.
“We will maintain our actions. OPM members are not afraid of being apprehended by the police. There will be casualties in any struggle. If they [police] are brave enough, they can come to our quarters,” Lambert said.
Meanwhile, Papua Police chief, Insp. Gen. Bigman L. Tobing, has pledged to dismantle armed forces threatening the sovereignty of Indonesia.
“There is no place for separatist groups in Papua,” Tobing said.
“For the media, don’t give too much coverage to these people; don’t let them exist here. If they hold a press conference, invite us along as well so we can address them all at the time,” he said. (fzm/iwa)

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