Friday, November 2, 2012


1) FAK Find Victims Party KNPB 18 People

2) INDONESIA: Tatchell arrested at Indonesian President protest

3) Indonesia backs Tangguh LNG expansion in principle

4)The People of Baad and Koa villages Reject PT Anugrah Rejeki Nusantara ------------------------------------------------
A google translate of article on suara baptis.blog. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa below translation.

http://suarabaptis.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/fak-temukan-korban-pihak-knpb-18-orang.html
1) FAK Find Victims Party KNPB 18 People
Written By Voice Of Baptist Papua on 11.02.12 | 12:21 AM





KNPB Chairman Viktor & Bucthar Yeimo Tabuni (photo dock)
Manokwari Voice Baptist, - Anti-Violence Forum (FAK) has finally released the results of research and studies related to acts of violence that occurred Tuesday (23/10) and in front of the Campus Unipa. In those releases, FAK call as many as 18 people from activists West Papua National Committee (KNPB) victims in incidents between police and activists KNPB.

Chairman of FAK, Frans JP Kareth in a press conference with the media, Wednesday (31/10) said it would still be trying to meet the police to ascertain the number of victims of police brutality.
After knowing the number of victims of the security forces, FAK is scheduled to have a meeting with a number of legal practitioners and academics to conduct more in-depth assessment.

Especially concerning the dissolution process continued Frank. Is the Chief of Police in accordance with SOP 01/X/2010 number of countermeasures mass action that leads to anarchy. Or conversely, an error occurred in the process of dissolution.

The name KNPB activists who were victims in the incident October 23, 2012 version of FAK, respectively, Daniel Matuan, Apit Wandikbo, John Delkme, Alfius Jikwa, Demianus Aud, Sakeus Saubalon, Jhon Batbalio, Serpas Walur, Alexander Nekenem, Edison Peyen, Maikel Sawa, Edward Wandik, Frans Mumpu, Melkias, Alex Gombu, Eman Mabel, and Robert Roy Jonal Robaha. (sr)

Sources: http://www.radartimika.com
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FAK Temukan Korban Pihak KNPB 18 Orang
Written By Voice Of Baptist Papua on 11/2/12 | 12:21 AM


Pimpinan KNPB Viktor Yeimo & Bucthar Tabuni (photo dok)
Manokwari Voice Baptist,-- Forum Anti Kekerasan (FAK) akhirnya merilis hasil penelitian dan pengkajian terkait tindakan kekerasan yang terjadi Selasa (23/10) lalu di depan Kampus Unipa. Dalam rilis tersebut, FAK menyebut sebanyak 18 orang dari aktivis Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) menjadi korban dalam insiden antara polisi dengan aktivis KNPB.

Ketua FAK, Frans J.P Kareth dalam jumpa pers dengan sejumlah media, Rabu (31/10) mengatakan pihaknya masih akan berupaya untuk bertemu pihak kepolisian untuk memastikan jumlah korban dari pihak polisi.
Setelah mengetahui jumlah korban dari aparat keamanan, FAK menjadwalkan untuk melakukan pertemuan dengan sejumlah praktisi hukum dan akademisi guna melakukan pengkajian lebih mendalam.

Khususnya lanjut Frans menyangkut proses pembubaran. Apakah sesuai dengan protap Kapolri nomor 01/X/2010 tentang penanggulangan aksi massa yang mengarah ke tindakan anarkis. Atau sebaliknya, terjadi kesalahan dalam proses pembubaran tersebut. 

Adapun nama aktivis KNPB yang menjadi korban dalam insiden 23 Oktober 2012 versi FAK, masing-masing, Daniel Matuan, Apit Wandikbo, Yohanes Delkme, Alfius Jikwa, Demianus Aud, Sakeus Saubalon, Jhon Batbalio, Serpas Walur, Alexander Nekenem, Edison Peyen, Maikel Sawa, Edward Wandik, Frans Mumpu, Melkias, Alex Gombu, Eman Mabel, Jonal dan Robert Roy Robaha.(sr) 

Sumber: http://www.radartimika.com
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http://www.humanrights.asia/news/forwarded-news/AHRC-FST-049-2012


2) INDONESIA: Tatchell arrested at Indonesian President protest

Peter Tatchell Foundation
November 2, 2012
West Papuan flag unfurled - Arrest for breach of the peace
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President accused: War crimes in West Papua & East Timor

London - 1 November 2012

The State Visit to the UK of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been beset by protests against his government’s human rights abuses in West Papua, Aceh and the Moluccas.

On Wednesday police arrested human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell when he unfurled a West Papuan flag as the Indonesian President’s limousine departed Westminster Abbey in central London.

"I went to where the President's motorcade was passing and tried to hold up a West Papuan flag. Unidentified men in plainclothes wrestled me to the ground. I was then arrested by Metropolitan Police officers, who claimed they were acting at the request of the President's entourage. The officers applied unnecessary, excessive force, given that I was no threat and was not resisting arrest," said Mr Tatchell, who is Director of London-based the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

He was one of nearly 100 protesters who had gathered to protest at human rights abuses by the Indonesian regime.

Still photos and video footage are available from Claudio von Planta: 07785 330 616
https://vimeo.com/52566880


"President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should have been arrested on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity under British and international law. I settled for displaying the West Papuan flag as the President's motorcade passed by. I was stunned to be chased and arrested for a peaceful, lawful protest.

"The Indonesian President stands accused of crimes against humanity in East Timor and West Papua, involving the deaths of thousands of people.

"It is appalling that the Royal Family and the Prime Minister are hosting a man who is implicated in mass murder. Well in excess of 100,000 West Papuan civilians have been killed by the Indonesian army.

Watch this film of the Indonesian security services opening fire on peaceful, unarmed pro-democracy protesters in West Papua on 23 October 2012:
http://youtu.be/7Py9Ghj-8Xg

"Under Indonesian rule, West Papuans are denied basic human rights, including freedom of expression. Two Papuan men, Yusak Pakage and Filep Karma, have been jailed for 10 and 15 years respectively for merely raising the West Papuan flag. Foreign media and human rights groups are denied access to the region by the Indonesian Government.

"The Indonesians annexed West Papua in the 1960s. The West Papuan people never agreed to be a part of Indonesia. Jakarta maintains its rule by military force. It refuses to allow the people of West Papua the right to self-determination, in flagrant defiance of the United Nations Charter.

"A long, slow genocide is being perpetrated in West Papua.

"I was arrested for a peaceful, lawful protest, which involved nothing more sinister than holding a flag. I was deemed to have breached the peace. I was also threatened with further breach of the peace charges for "shouting loudly" and for what one police officer described as "pointing your finger at me in a way that I find intimidating."

"A police officer intimidated by a pointed finger? Bizarre. Are police officers nowadays really such ultra-sensitive souls? Heavens help us if they have to deal with hardened criminals with weapons.

"I was put in rigid handcuffs that were twisted by the police, which pinched the nerves in my wrist; causing agonising pain. It seemed like this was deliberate. I am still in pain hours later but what was done to me is nothing by comparison to the daily brutalities inflicted on the heroic people of West Papua by the Indonesian army of occupation.

"I am saddened that some police officers apparently have no respect for freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest.

"I was detained unlawfully and deprived of my liberty for two hours. After being taken to Charring Cross police station, I was eventually released without charge. Clearly, the police knew they had over-stepped the mark and that the charges against me were baseless," he said.

The Indonesian President's State Visit to the UK is from 31 October to 2 November.
Document Type :
Forwarded Statement
Document ID :
AHRC-FST-049-2012
Countries :

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/01/bp-tangguh-idUSL5E8M1GMU20121101

3) Indonesia backs Tangguh LNG expansion in principle


LONDON | Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:56pm EDT

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Indonesia has approved in principle a $12 billion expansion of the Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Papua, operator BP announced on Thursday, a project that will bring Tangguh output into its home market for the first time.

The third Tangguh LNG train, which still requires a Final Investment Decision (FID) from the British oil company and other government approvals, will provide 40 percent of its output to Indonesia's state electricity company PT.PLN.

The other two Tangguh trains currently supply ChinaSouth Korea and other Asian countries. Production at Tanguhh began in 2009 and the third train is slated to be up and running in 2018.

The plan to expand the facility on Indonesia's easternmost island also includes proposed delivery of gas and electricity to nearby villages in Teluk Bintuni Regency in Papua Barat where Tangguh is located, with first 4MW of electricity available in January 2013.

Papua is the western half of an island that includes Papua New Guinea. Gold, gas and copper make Papua one of the richest areas in Indonesia and a hot destination for investment.

Resource companies like BP share the island with indigenous communities, many of whom rely on hunting and subsistence farming and lack access to health care and education.

A low-level insurgency for independence has simmered there for decades.

Approval was announced during the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's state visit to the UK after a meeting between the President, the British Prime Minister David Cameron, and BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley.

Train 3 is expected to add 3.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefaction capacity to Tangguh, bringing total project capacity to 11.4 mtpa.

Tangguh is operated by BP Indonesia as contractor to Indonesia's oil and gas regulatory body BPMIGAS. BP holds a 37.16 percent interest in the project.

Other Tangguh contract partners are MI Berau B.V. (16.30 percent), CNOOC Ltd. (13.90 percent), Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau), Ltd. (12.23 percent), KG Berau/KG Wiriagar (10.00 percent), LNG Japan Corporation (7.35 percent), and Talisman (3.06 percent)
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4) The People of Baad and Koa villages Reject PT Anugrah Rejeki Nusantara
(Wilmar)


[Note to readers in Australia and New Zealand: Wilmar International, the
subject of the article below now supplies the majority of the sugar sold
in Australia under the brand name CSR sugar and in New Zealand as
Chelsea Sugar. The Singapore-based multinational bought the CSR company
(renamed Sucrogen) in 2010, at around the same time as it was developing
huge expansion plans in West Papua. So there's a very direct link
between the destruction of 40,000 hectares of forest and the local
Malind people's livelihood and a product sitting on supermarket shelves
all across Australia and New Zealand. Just thought it might be
interesting to point that out...]

Village leaders from Baad and Koa villages, Animha District met with the
chair of the Merauke Regency council (DPRD) Leo Mahuze last week
(October 2012). During the meeting the  villagers, who were accompanied
by Jago Bukit from Yasanto, expressed their communities' anxiety about a
company, PT Anugrah Rejeki Nusantara (ARN) which has plans to develop a
sugar cane plantation on land surrounding various villages in Animha
District.

The people made clear that they reject ARN's plans because they fear
that they will no longer be able to gather forest products, hunt, fish
and cultivate land once the company has developed a sugar cane
plantation. The company's presence is already creating divisions between
those in favour and those against the plantation, leading to mutual
suspicion and a lack of communication. Villagers doubt whether the
company's presence could help or empower the community because they have
seen no signs that the company is serious about ensuring their welfare.

ARN is a subsidiary of Wilmar International, a company with foreign
capital, which has already obtained a letter of recommendation or
location permit from the local government for a 40,000 hectare sugar
cane plantation. A previous location permit in Taboniji District was
later moved to Animha District. Another of Wilmar's subsdiaries, PT
Agriprima Cipta Persada (ACP) has obtained a permit to operate in
Merauke - the government gave the permit for a 33,540 hectare oil palm
plantation in Muting district as part of the development of the MIFEE
(Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate) Project.

In mid-October 2012, ARN brought 15 village leaders from Wayau, Baad and
Koa villages to visit one of Wilmar's oil palm plantations near Padang
and a sugar cane plantation in Lampung, both in  Sumatra. According to
Jago Bukit, the participants were satisfied and encouraged after seeing
that the smallholding farmers who sell their crop to the company in both
those areas (a scheme known as plasma) could make a good living. But he
also doubted whether such a visit gave the complete picture. The
villagers only met with middle-class plasma farmers who were able to
succeed because the had the economic capability and relationship with
the company that allowed them to do so. They did not find out about the
situation of local peasants or the background history of the sites that
they visited.

According to Carlo Nainggolan from Sawit Watch, PT Permata Hijau Pasaman
is a subsidiary of Wilmar International which operates an oil palm
palntation in Pasaman Barat regency in West Sumatra, close to where the
visit would have taken place. That company is still embroiled in
anunresolved conflict with local people concerning land-grabbing,
criminalising local people and the allocation of plasma land.  “The
company should not only give one-sided explanations of such things as
the partnership schemes between the company and the community in an oil
palm plantation, but also allow the other side to be heard, so that the
community has a fuller knowledge, before deciding whether or not to to
collaborate with the company.”

Many stories and examples exist of how partnership schemes with
large-scale plantations only provide benefits for the companies and
leave farmers exploited. The Marind people generally meet their
families' needs by relying on local knowledge and technology,
small-scale production with limited capital and family members doing the
work. If they are not protected and empowered to confront new
large-scale businesses from large investors, they will be marginalised
and continue to live in poverty. In this kind of situation, if people
are rejecting investment plans, they should be listened to and their
concerns taken into account.

Source: Pusaka
http://pusaka.or.id/2012/10/masyarakat-kampung-baad-dan-koa-menolak-investor-arn.html

English translation published on awasMIFEE:
https://awasmifee.potager.org/?p=293

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