Monday, February 3, 2014



2) Police arrests ten suspects of Papua shooting incident
3)  10 OPM Still Detained
4) New Book by Maire Leadbeater " Peace, Power & Politics"



Jayapura 3/2 ( Jubi ) – A man caught in the morning carrying a Firearm Ammunition Types U.S. CARABIN (Jenggel) caliber 8.4 when tansitting at Sentani Airport , Jayapura . He planned to continue its flights to Nabire.
From the data gathered Jubi , around 6:05 pm (Papua time ), Kristianus D Madai ( 30 ) arrived at the airport in Sentani, Jayapura regency after departed from Jakarta with Lion Air JT794 Use .
Upon arrival at Sentani airport , Kristianus D Madai ( 30 ) would continue his flights to Nabire with WATER WINGS Aircraft No. IW1625 . About ten minutes later Kristianus past the xray and was found a type of firearm ammunition U.S. CARABIN ( Jenggel ) caliber 8.4 by 8 rounds of ammunition in his bag.
From the student card , the passenger’s name is Kristianus D Madai live at Wissel Meren Dormitory, Jl Kebun baru gang H 16 Tebet, East Jakarta. He is a Student of UKI ( Universitas of Kristen Indonesia) .
Police chief of Jayapura – Sentani Airpor , Ipda Abraham Soumilena with six members directly headed to the location of the X – Ray and caught the perpetrator and some evidences. Reported to Jubi , the police chief admitted the arrest was made ​​because the perpetrator was caught by airport officials carrying eight rounds of ammunition in his bag .
” This passenger flew from Jakarta with Lion Air plane and arrived at Sentani airport. He wanted to go to Nabire. It might not be found ammunition in Jakarta yet in Jayapura, it was detected. The passenger name, Kristian D Medes, aged 30 years . “Abraham said via cell phone , Monday ( 3/2 ) .
Until now, Abraham did not know the purpose of the passengers to Nabire .
” He’s probably going to Nabire to visit hometown. I think he got a student card from UKI Jakarta . Currently, we have sent this case to Jayapura police station.” he said .
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Head of Papua , Police Commissioner Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono confirmed, the arrest of a plane Wings Air passanger with destinations from Sentani to Nabire .
” According to the perpetrator , the bag containing the ammunition was borrowed from a colleague in Jakarta Named PW. ” said Pudjo , Monday ( 3/2 ) . ( Jubi / Indrayadi TH/Tina )

2) Police arrests ten suspects of Papua shooting incident

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Police have arrested ten suspects from the Papua shooting incident that claimed an army personnel from 753 Battalion First Private Sugianto in Mulia, Puncak Jaya District on Friday.

"We have arrested ten persons. The interception was conducted in cooperation with the team," stated Chief of Indonesian Police General Sutarman here, on Monday.

Sutarman made the remark during a technical meeting at the Police Headquarter in Jakarta.

The police, stated Sutarman, are interrogating the suspects who are believed to be the members of Free Papua Movement.

The Police also seized a hand gun F 16 type from one of the suspects.

First Private Sugianto had been shot when he was patrolling along with the Police in Pintu Angin area, which was previously the shooting scene of Indonesian Military contra armed group in Papua.

The shooting had killed a member from the armed group; the
Indonesia set diplomatic relation with Saint Kitts and Nevis police had also seized an AK-47 rifle.

The XVII Military Region Commander Major General Christian Zebua informed Antara that Sugianto had died in Mulia even as he was heading toward the shooting scene in Pintu Angin.

"First Private Sugianto died when he came to the shooting scene with the Police," Zebua assured.

According to Indonesian Military information the body of Sugianto was flown to Jayapura by Susi Air plane on Friday.(*)
Editor: Heru
A google translate of article in Bintang Papua. Be-aware google translate can be a bit verratic.
Original bahasa link at 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 09:07
3)  10 OPM Still Detained
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Jayapura - OPM group that successfully ambushed by military and police in a firefight in the village known Sasawa Yapen Islands District under the leadership of Fernando Worabay , which is referred to as the Commander of TPN / OPM Yapen the Western region .

As it was reported that 11 OPM successfully secured in the crossfire by the military and police in the village of Sasawa , the Yapen Islands District , but the actual OPM 10 people and 1 who died in a gunfight between groups OPM and the TNI - police .
Dandim 1709/Yapen Waropen , Lt. Col. Inf . Dedi Iswanto Papua Star when contacted via cell phone , Monday ( 3/2 ) yesterday revealed that the ambush in the village Sasawa since , the place has been used as the headquarters and military training led by Fernando Worabay .

" They were there about 500 people under Fernando Worabay group known as the commander of the TPN OPM in Yapen the Western region , and incidentally the village of residence Fernando Sasawa thus used as the headquarters and military training as well as they always intimidate local youth to have to go with them , " she said .
However, after being informed that they had made a high -level conference involving 500 people including Yapen region generally , then when itupula directly with members of the police ambush Yapen Islands .
" When done gunfire , 50 people ran the forestry separately , while Fernando wearing a red beret camouflage with his men fled by speedboat to the Yapen Islands , " he said .
Meanwhile , Papua Police Public Relations Head , Sr. ( Pol ) Papua Police Public Relations Head , Sr. ( Pol ) Pudjo Sulistyo Hartono , S.Ik. , when contacted Bintang Papua , said the 10 were successfully diamanakn , still secured in Mapolres Yapen Islands for continue in-depth examination by the Criminal Investigation Police Yapen Islands Islands .
Although the examination of the eleven members of the OPM is successfully secured , the police and the military still do security in an area that is used to the High Level Conference ( Summit ) on Saturday ( 1/2 ) and then yesterday .
" What is clear is generally the situation in the district is conducive Yapen Islands and community activities both in town and in the villages as usual , " said Pudjo via short message on Monday ( 3/2 ) yesterday .
Pudjo reiterated , that a group of 10 people that Armed Criminal , still secured in Mapolres Serui for examination , while the reason they have a meeting in the village Sasawa can not be ascertained because they are still in the stage of deepening by the Criminal Police Investigator Yapen Islands .
 Touched their certainty which group ? These three rank Pudjo interest , it also can not ensure them of any groups . " Still very beginning when we take their decision of which group , which obviously they still be explored and if there is a result we would definitely love to know the fellow , " he said . ( Loy/don/l03 )

4) New Book by Maire Leadbeater " Peace, Power & Politics"
How New Zealand became Nuclear Free

Power to the people

Anti-nuclear activist and author Maire Leadbeater says her book, Peace, Power & Politics, is a celebration of how the little people can effect big change, writes Shane Gilchrist.
''They achieved what in the most traditional of seafaring tactics was always worth a few points. They boarded the enemy.''
So wrote a Sunday Times journalist of the events of January 19, 1979, when protester Stephen Sherie leapt on to the deck of submarine USS Haddo on its visit to Waitemata Harbour on January 19, 1979.
Sherie might have been subsequently convicted on the charge of ''being unlawfully on board a boat'' and fined $275, but his actions ensured the Haddo protest held a special place in the annals of peace activism in New Zealand.
And though that episode is captured in a rather striking photograph, it is just one of many examples of defiance, protest and perseverance in Maire Leadbeater's book, Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand became nuclear free.
As spokeswoman for the Auckland branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the 1980s, Leadbeater had a close-up view of the mass movement that advocated for a nuclear-free New Zealand, which occurred in 1987 when the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act became law on June 8.
The daughter of peace historian Elsie Locke, who wrote Peace People, a document of New Zealand's peace movement up to 1975, Leadbeater grew up in Christchurch and became involved in anti-war protests as a Linwood High School pupil in the 1960s.
A retired social worker, Leadbeater now lives in Auckland where she has campaigned for a range of causes, including East Timor, about which she penned Negligent Neighbour: New Zealand's complicity in the invasion and occupation of Timor Leste in 2006. She holds an Amnesty International New Zealand lifetime award for her work in human rights.
Speaking from Christchurch, where she was visiting relatives after the Dunedin launch of Peace, Power & Politics, published by Otago University Press, Leadbeater discloses she spent the past five years working on her latest book.
She jokes that help for her research came from an unlikely source, New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service, which several years ago allowed access to data it had collected on her.
''My file was quite random. Some events were recorded, while others weren't ... I mentioned at the Dunedin book launch that Warren Tucker, head of the SIS, had helped with my research as I didn't keep a detailed diary of my activities.''
Ironic quirks aside, Leadbeater agrees with the assertion her book is both a celebration of the power of the public to enact political change and a caution, a timely reminder that not all threats are of the nuclear variety.
''Yes, we made a significant and wonderful achievement in being able to legislate to be completely unambiguous in regards not having any nuclear weapons-capable warship visits.
"But at the same time, we did stick to less obvious alliances and arrangements.
''Another way in which governments assert their power is by snooping on us.
"That is an erosion of our democratic freedom and it's vital we fight that,'' Leadbeater says in reference to the recent Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill, which became law in August, as well as the GCSB's role within the United States National Security Agency's ''Five Eyes'' partnership, which also includes Canada, Britain and Australia.
Peace, Power & Politics might range from 1975 to the present day, but much focus is on the mid-1970s to late-1980s.
Leadbeater emphasises that while she tried to be fair to all groups, ''the peace movement was so extensive so there will be aspects that have been left out''.
With deep roots in a strong pacifist tradition going back to World War 1, as well as in campaigns against New Zealand's involvement in specific wars - notably the Vietnam War - the peace movement encompassed a diverse range of people. That was its strength, she asserts.
''It didn't matter if you were a conservative person or someone from the far left; anyone against the visit of nuclear ships marched.''
And not all protest action happened on the water, Leadbeater notes, pointing to the establishment in 1981 of Peace Movement New Zealand, which had a Dunedin office dedicated to networking and information sharing and from which it produced the national newsletter, Peacelink.
''There is a place for everything in the peace movement, I think. For some, it is about activism, jumping in front of ships, going on marches, those sorts of things ... there is also the role of peace researchers and lobbyists.''
Politicians, obviously, are the subject of much focus for Leadbeater, and none more so than Robert Muldoon and David Lange, albeit for markedly different reasons.
In 1975, it did not take long for incoming Prime Minister Muldoon, leader of the National Party, to make his position clear. New Zealand's ties to the United States, the conservative Prime Minister believed, were a ''bulwark against the threat of communist advance'', Leadbeater states in her book, adding: ''In his view, being part of Anzus meant accepting the visits of nuclear-powered warships.''
In November 1977, Muldoon visited the US and told Secretary of Defence Harold Brown that he would like to keep the visits of warships going and receive ''a mix of ships'', so that the visits would come to be treated as normal events.
According to Muldoon's biographer, Barry Gustafson, Muldoon also raised the issue with Admiral Maurice Weisner, US Commander in Chief, Pacific.
New Zealand Secretary of Foreign Affairs Frank Corner recalled that Muldoon said to the admiral unexpectedly, '''I want you to send nuclear ships to New Zealand'. The admiral was taken aback and replied: 'But I have no plans at present for sending any ships to New Zealand'. 'Send them,' said Muldoon, 'I want them'.''
That request was promptly granted. On December 23, 1977, Muldoon announced that a nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Pintado, would visit Auckland on January 16, 1978.
''It is very hard to pin down precisely whether Muldoon actively invited such warships, but having read many sources, I think he encouraged them,'' Leadbeater reflects.
''And the timing seemed provocative. Sometimes, they came in the middle of the holidays and we wondered how we might mobilise.''
The 1984 snap election of David Lange as prime minister, the newly installed leader of the opposition Labour Party, is held as the beginning of a major turning point in New Zealand's stand on nuclear warship visits.
Yet at the time, Lange seemed to be looking for a compromise, Leadbeater notes.
He wondered whether nuclear-powered - but not nuclear-armed - warships should be allowed to visit under a Labour administration and expressed optimism that the US would be willing to advise host governments whether or not visiting vessels were carrying nuclear weaponry.
However, peace activists were dismayed that Lange seemed unaware of the US's ''neither confirm nor deny'' policy in regards the presence of nuclear weapons on its ships.
Leadbeater puts forward the question: ''Did he not know that nuclear-powered warships were also nuclear weapons capable?''
Then she provides an answer: ''Lange's justification for his stance was that the question of nuclear propulsion was a side-issue compared with the importance of 'opposition to nuclear weapons and our wish to see the Pacific a nuclear-weapon-free zone'.''
Lange later restated his position: ''If nuclear-propelled warships are nuclear armed, as authorities assert, they will be banned from New Zealand waters.''
Lange said he was not changing his stance because he still considered that if strict environmental conditions were met and an assurance given that the vessel was not nuclear armed, then a nuclear-propelled ship could be given permission to visit.
However, by this time the anti-nuclear tide was such a strong force in Labour's activist base that Lange did not have much room to manoeuvre, Leadbeater believes.
Arguably, the watershed year in the anti-nuclear/peace movement was1985: The July 10 sinking of the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior in Auckland, tragic as it was, led to a surge of interest in the protest group; and earlier the same year, Lange had given his now-famous Oxford Union speech, during which he told a young interrogator he could ''smell the uranium on his breath''.
Yet even more significant - according to Leadbeater - was Lange's announcement after a cabinet meeting on February 4 that the US application for the warship Buchanan to visit had been formally declined, a move that prompted the US to suspend its Anzus Treaty obligations with New Zealand*.
''In some ways I think the rejecting of the Buchanan was of more significance than the June 1987 legislation,'' Leadbeater says.
''It was a crucial moment.''
There has been a lot of water under the bow of US warships since then, though not much in the seas around New Zealand. Yet the relationship between the two countries has not stood still.
In June last year, the US and New Zealand signed the Washington Declaration, establishing a framework for strengthening defence co-operation.
The declaration is not a treaty and therefore not binding, but it does reflect an ongoing strengthening of relations between the nations.
Read it
Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand became nuclear free, by Maire Leadbeater, is published by Otago University Press ($55).

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