Monday, August 12, 2013

1) Solomon Islands PM applauds progress in Papua

1) Solomon Islands PM applauds progress in Papua
2) Solomon Islands PM meets  with SBY 
3) Shot at after trying to grab a police weapon in Timika
4) One killed on communal conflicts in Wamena, Papua
5) Brimob officer shoots dead mentally ill teenager in Wamena, beat witnesses


1) Solomon Islands PM applauds progress in Papua

Mon, August 12 2013 23:00 | 111 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Rapid development in Papua has elicited words of praise from Gordon Darcy Lilo, the visiting prime minister of Solomon Islands.

"As you know, I have been given an opportunity to visit Papua, which is an honor. And I am impressed with the progress I see in Papua," he said after meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java, on Monday.

Prime Minister Gordon highlighted the importance of skilled human resources and capacity building as part of development efforts towards improved bilateral relations.

"I think the most important thing is that we must focus on regional connectivity, poverty alleviation and improved welfare," he said.

Meanwhile, Presidential special aide for foreign relations Teuku Faizasyah stated that the prime ministerial delegation from the South Pacific country witnessed the serious efforts made by the Indonesian government to develop Papua.

Faizasyah pointed out that Prime Minister Gordon also acknowledged so during the meeting with President Yudhoyono.

"Prime Minister Gordon was thankful for the opportunity to visit Papua and confirmed that the visit opened their eyes to the Indonesian government�s serious commitment to advancing its regions, including Papua," he continued.

Now that the prime ministerial delegation were witness to the development in Papua, he added, they could help stop the spread of negative information about Papua.

On his first ever visit to Indonesia, Prime Minister Gordon has been in the country since August 11.

Reporting by Muhammad Arief Iskandar

(H-YH) (INE)
Editor: Suryanto
2) Solomon Islands PM meets  with SBY  

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo meets Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) at Bogor State Palace in West Java on Monday afternoon.
Presidential spokesman for foreign affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said the three-day visit, which is expected to strengthen the bilateral partnership between the two countries, would be the first for the Prime Minister.
“As a country that has a vast Pacific sea border, it is important for Indonesia to enhance bilateral ties or regional partnership with countries in the Pacific region,” the spokesman said as quoted by on Monday.
He added that the total trade volume between the countries was US$15.88 million in 2012 with $9.1 million surplus for Indonesia, trade between the two countries increased by around 17 percent per year over the last five years.
Solomon Islands, Teuku said, participated in a number of projects in energy, fishery, village development, media, culture and arts in Indonesia.
The two leaders will cover the enhancement of the bilateral economic partnership and capacity building programs. Teuku added that the leaders would also share views on the current development of Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. (hr


3) Shot at after trying to grab a police weapon in Timika

Mon, August 12 2013 18:13 | 101 Views

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - A man was wounded after being shot at when trying to grab a weapon of a patrolling police officer in Timika on Sunday, police said. 

The incident occurred after patrolling police asked a group of four men, who were consuming alcoholic drink late that night to stop and told them to go home. 

However, after the police returned from their patrol their way was blocked by a larger group of local people, Papua police spokesman Sr. Comr. Gede Sumerta Jaya said.

A police officer came out of the car and walked toward the people, but the people attacked him trying to grab his weapon, which somehow exploded and wounded one of the attackers Andreas Jaomi, Sumerta said. 

He said the police had to fire warning shots when the people continued attacking them.

The wind shield of the police car was broken and a police officer was injured hit by rock thrown by the angry people, he said. 

Andreas was sent to the RS Charitas hospital in Timika for medical treatment.

Security has remained a problem in Papua where separatists are still hiding in the mountain jungles harboring the idea of independence.
Editor: Priyambodo RH


4) One killed on communal conflicts in Wamena, Papua

Mon, August 12 2013 22:08 | 84 Views

Jayapura (ANTARA News) - A young man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a communal conflict in the village of Womaroma, Distrik Wamena, the regency of Jayawijaya, Papua on Monday morning, police said. 

Wamena police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Johnny Eddizon Isir said the body of the dead victim identified later as Asman Wakerkwa (19) was still at a public hospital in Wamena for medical examination. 

The two injured youths Hardi Hilapok (15) with wound on the head and Urbanus Kosay (20) with broken lips and wounds on the head and face, were also at the hospital for medical treatment. 

Asman died from deep stabbing on his left chest. 

"It was a problem over illicit sex. Failure in coming to a compromise ended in violence," Johnny said. 

He said he was in the location together with a number of community leaders to prevent the spread of the conflict.

"We hope to settle the conflict in police office," he said. 

He said the tense condition made it impossible yet for the police to find details of the conflict and arrest the perpetrators.(*)
Editor: Heru
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5) Brimob officer shoots dead mentally ill teenager in Wamena, beat witnesses
by West Papua Media
August 12, 2013
(Apologies for the delay in posting, due to fact checking)
An Indonesian Brimob police officer has shot dead an unarmed mentally ill Lani youth in Wamena on Thursday, after the youth allegedly verbally ridiculed the passing heavily armed police patrol on Jalan Ahmad Yani, according to witnesses interview by West Papua Media stringers……………………………..

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