Sunday, February 2, 2014


2) Act of Killing’ Co-Director Says Film Not A Foreign Plot


Jayapura 2/1 (Jubi) – A suspected member of the National Liberation Army (TPN)- Free Papua Movement (OPM) named Yohasua Arampayai (38) was shot dead in a weapon battle with the military and police in the region Sasawan-Yapen Islands,Yapen Islands, Regency on Saturday morning, February 1 at 10.30 ( local time).
As a result of the gunfire, security forces, TNI / police secured 11 suspected Armed Criminal Group (KKB), 13 home made firearms, 11 long-barreled firearms, two short-barreled firearms, two types of bayonet blade (machete sickle), two types of improvised explosive bombs (Dopis ), two Bows, 20 Arrows , a spear, a mobile device, a number of camouflage clothing, two flags bearing the image of the Morning Star, a number of groceries and other drugs.
Papua Police Public Relations Head, Police Commissioner Pudjo Sulistyo Hartono has confirmed the skirmishes  between the Army / Police and Armed Criminal Group (KKB) . He explained that the crossfire between the TNI / police and a group called the Armed Criminal since received information that the group was doing the High Level Conference (Summit) in the region of  Sasawa Yapen Islands.

“Based on this information, security forces directly led by the police chief and the commander went to the location using the road and the sea yet suddenly we are disrupted with the gunfire. ” said Pudjo, Sunday (2/2).
As a result of gunfire that lasted for several minutes, a member of Water Pol Police Yapen, Brigadier Roberta suffered a gunshot wound to the knee section and Praka Hashim, a member of the District Military Command injured at the back and Marlon Bonay, a civilian who served as a motorist suffered a gunshot wound in the waist.
“From the gunfire, the security forces succeeded in killing one of them named Yohasua Arampay (38). Furthermore, the security forces succeeded to control the area so directly conducting searches in these locations.” he said.
Pudjo explained, after the gunfire, now the condition is getting conducive and the community activities run smoothly. However, the security forces continue to conduct security to avoid any retaliation from the group shootout with security forces.

“The situation is now safe. While the eleven people who have already secured are still under examination by the investigator Criminal Police Yapen Islands. The chances are they will be brought to the Papua police headquarters for further review.” he added.
Meanwhile, on the Press Release of the Military Command XVII Area of Cenderawasih accompanied with the information chief via e-mail to the Jubi, stating that the joint TNI-Police Patrol foiled military training activities GSP / B in the region of West Yapen territory. This joint training is lead by Fernando Yapen Warobai at 01 February 2014 in the village Sasawa Kosiwo District, Yapen island regency.
After being informed that the village Sasawa Yapen West District has been ongoing military exercises carried out by the GSP / B region of West Yapen, the joint TNI-Police officers carry out joint patrols to conduct an ambush. The combined patrol led by Lt. Col. Inf 1709/YW Dandim Iswanto Smith and Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Anwar Narsim of Yapen Islands.
When arriving at the border of Kp Mararotu and Kp Kanawa precisely in Semboi river, patrol team ,TNI-Police joint got shot and a disruption ensued that led to the firing contact group KKB back off toward beach. After the situation can be controlled by the joint patrol team , TNI-Police joint patrol conducting searches and found gate reads “You enter the Red Zone” as well as the Morning Star flag.
After arriving in the KP Sasawa conducting searches on the waterfront by using Speed ​​boat suddenly disturbed by a shot back of the group KKB and the contact that led to the firing. This incident caused Nur Hasim Kodim 1709/YW had minor wounds (abrasions / scratches right waist section rear) and a member of the Police Aipda Robert had gunshot wounds ( right tight) and as well as the driver Speed ​​Boat got abrasions.

After firing contact the GSP Group / Team B escape further joint TNI-Police Patrol implement sweeping and get 1 Person member KKB died on the spot named Yohasua Arampayai with homemade weapons barrel length of 15 buds, 3 assemblies Pistol Shoots ammunition along with dozens of weapons, flags Morning Star 2 pieces, 22 pieces of camouflage clothing, Documents Consolidation activities, structure of TNP / B and the first Conference of Standardization National Defense and 10 (ten) members of the GSP / B captured and secured in the police station for investigation.
Furthermore, the victims who got ligthly injured by gunfire in KSA 1709/YW are medicated at District Military Command 1709/YW and until today they are in good condition. While the death from the KKB group is evacuated to General Hospital in Serui. (Jubi / Indrayadi TH/ Tina)

‘2) Act of Killing’ Co-Director Says Film Not A Foreign Plot

Jakarta. The co-director of the film, “The Act of Killing” denied that it was a foreign effort to tarnish Indonesia’s reputation in international eyes, saying a negative image does not derive from an effort to dig and reveal incidents in the past but that it depended on what was being done today.
“For us, an image is not a matter of how well a crime against humanity was hidden from the people. A negative image is when unfairness and impunity is being sustained. Negative image is when there was no apology conveyed to the victims and families of the victims of the crimes against humanity,” the anonymous co-director said in a press release sent to the Jakarta Globe.
The co-director said that a negative image is when the government did not rehabilitate or give compensation to the victims for everything that has been taken away from them and to continue to hide important facts from the public.
“A negative image is to make the architect of the mass killing a hero. A negative image is when there is an absence of efforts to start a true reconciliation process but instead displayed a fake reconciliation that basically contained a process to forget and made it as if it was the only possible way,” the co-director said.
The co-director also said what was being described in the film was not merely the opinion of the foreign crew in the film production but also the Indonesian crew in the spirit to uphold humanity and solidarity to all victims of human rights violations.
The co-director explained that the reason the Indonesian crew wanted to remain anonymous was because they thought that the state was still unable to provide sufficient protection for them.
“We cannot register our film as an Indonesian movie because our anonymity doesn’t allow us to set up a company and there was also no guarantee that the production house of our film would be safe and free from any violence,” the release said.
The document added that the film was aimed not only to describe what really happened during the dark times in Indonesia but Joshua Oppenheimer, the director who is an American national, also demanded his government admit its role in the massacre.
It added that Oppenheimer wanted the American moviegoers to recognize the “The Act of Killing” as a movie that described how US foreign policy was protecting US-based companies in exploiting other countries by providing impunity against human rights violations in the countries where these companies operate.
On Jan. 16 the first film focused exclusively on Indonesian history was nominated in the best documentary category in the 86th Academy Awards. The nomination was the latest in a long list of accolades for Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary exposing the atrocities of the 1965 Communist Party purge that left as many as a million people dead in a bloody wave of violence.
The chilling documentary has been screened at some 120 international film festivals, netting 32 awards and earning praise from critics worldwide.
But in Indonesia the film has received a cold reception from government officials, who see the documentary as an embarrassment; a dangerous film that fails to portray an accurate picture of the modern nation.
“[Indonesia] is portrayed as a cruel and lawless nation,” said Teuku Faizasyah, the presidential spokesman for foreign affairs. “The film portrayed Indonesia as backwards, as in the 1960s. That is not appropriate, not fitting. It must be remembered [that] Indonesia has gone through a reformation. Many things have changed.”

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