Saturday, March 1, 2014

1) Fiji to host Indonesia delegation


1) Fiji to host Indonesia delegation
2) THE SHOOTING VICTIM OF MULIA INCIDENT IS STILL IN THE INTENSIVE CARE AT MULIA HOSPITAL
3) JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE WEARING MEE TRADITIONAL CLOTHES FOR LOCAL CONTENT CLASS
4) Manokwari Tastes the Bitterness of Oil Palm
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http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/18036/fiji-to-host-indonesia-delegation

1) Fiji to host Indonesia delegation

13:03 Today




Taken from/By:
Report by: Ritika Pratap; Ministry of Information

A high level Indonesian delegation consisting of national and local government officials will visit Fiji next week.

The visit of this delegation builds on the current momentum to strengthen the relationship between the MSG member countries and the Republic of Indonesia.

The visit also underscores the commitment shared between the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Indonesian Government regarding the need to exchange high level visits.

This visit to Fiji is also in line with the outcomes of a visit by the MSG Foreign Ministers to Indonesia in January this year.

Whilst in Fiji, the Group is expected to meet with Senior Officials and members of Fiji’s Diplomatic community.

They will also participate in several public lectures to create awareness and generate informed dialogue on the self-autonomy process and developments occurring in the Papua provinces of the Republic of Indonesia.

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2) THE SHOOTING VICTIM OF MULIA INCIDENT IS STILL IN THE INTENSIVE CARE AT MULIA HOSPITAL
Jayapura, 1/3 (Jubi) – The shooting victim in the gunfire incident between the army and the armed civilian group in Wineri Village, Mulia Sub-district, Puncak Mulia, Agustina Gire Telenggen is still in the intensive care at the Mulia Hospital until today (Saturday, 1/3).

“The woman was at the farming when the bullet hit her calf,” the Chief Village of Muara Mulia Sub-district told Jubi by phone on Saturday (1/3). Then she has been evacuated to the hospital.

According to Samianto, the gunfire has been occurred around 10:00 or 11:00 Papua time on Friday morning (28/2) near the Army Station in Wineri Village, Mulia Sub-district. At that time, about 100 members of Zipur and Yonif have been working to clean the location before they were suddenly attacked.

Head Division of Public Relation of the Government of Puncak Jaya Regency, Akbar confirmed about the shooting victim to tabloidjubi.com by phone on Saturday (1/3). He said the local government would pay the hospital cost for Agustina Telenggen. The government is ready to bear the entire cost if she needs a treatment in other region.

Meanwhile, the Commander of Regional Military Cenderawasih, Major General Christian Zebua acknowledged he has not received the report about the victim. While the Commander of Regional Military 1714 Puncak Jaya, Lieutenant Colonel Infantry A. Arisman said there is no victim in the shooting incident. “No victim. The Chief Village is currently in Medan,” he said on Saturday (1/3). (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)

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3) JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE WEARING MEE TRADITIONAL CLOTHES FOR LOCAL CONTENT CLASS


Deiyai, 1/3 (Jubi) – Wear your traditional cloth wherever you are, even if you were going to the colleges in the other city since it symbolizes the identity of Mee people and culture.

Petrus Adii, teacher of Local Content at SMPN (Junior High School) 1 Tigi of Deiyai Regency, told his 3rd grade students while giving a direction for his drama class on Friday (28/2). The students were wearing the traditional clothes: Koteka and Moge.
“Wearing koteka and moge is mandatory for the 3rd grade students in my class,” he said.

According to him, as a teacher he has observed that the young generation was embarrassed to wear their traditional clothes, which actually they should be proud and uphold their own traditional values and culture.

He also asked the students who were not Mee origins to wear their own traditional clothes. “I have asked them to wear the traditional clothes that representing their tribes,” he said.

However tabloidjubi.com met a student not wearing the traditional cloth. Irfan Efendy, the student, said he got a teacher’s permission for not wearing it because his parents do not have it. (Jubi/HOM/rom)





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4) Manokwari Tastes the Bitterness of Oil Palm

By admin | Published: March 2, 2014
Little by little, people start to taste the bitterness of oil palm.

It came as a big shock to both the indigenous people and residents of the transmigration settlements in SP8 to SP10 Masni and Sidey, Manokwari regency. Heavy rain all night long eventually meant that by the morning of 16th February 2014 the calm atmosphere of the night before had been turned to panic. Nikson Kasi, a volunteer for Jasoil Tanah Papua, reported that in his village Mansaburi, floodwaters were assailing the village. The Wariori River, which passes through PT Medco Papua Hijau Selaras’s oil palm plantation, had burst its banks with the volume of water from the mountains upstream.

At least 139 houses in Mansaburi village, Masni District, Manokwari, West Papua Province were swept away by the floods. There were no fatalities, but damage to property is estimated at billions of Rupiah. Even sadder is the news that peoples crops and livestock were also washed away by the floods as they charged through the oil palm plantation.

According to Nikson’s account, the floodwaters rose at about 04.30 AM. The river’s levees were breached and a flash flood struck houses that lay behind them. The Mansaburi village head, Robert Gasang confirmed that 139 houses had been destroyed by the current. The 700-or-so residents were forced to evacuate to escape the rising waters of the Wariori river, as heavy rain continued for the next two days, even though the level of flooding receded.

“We’re just worried, what it next time the rain continues for two or three days? Well now we’ve tasted the bitterness of oil palm after this flood”, said Demmy Safe, an activist with Jasoil Tanah Papua whose home is also close to the site of the flooding. Nikson continued, “even though there were no fatalities, the flood has wiped out people’s gardens, including rice, chilli, beans, tomatoes and other plants. Farm animals were also swept away by the floods”

Local residents, who came as part of transmigration programs or on their own initiative, say that previously, when the only plantation was that of PTPN II Prafi, flooding wasn’t particularly often seen. Now flooding has become a constant threat to the people because forests have been cleared [by Medco] as far upstream as the mountains, and so people have started to be worried that the floods will keep coming back. Especially in the rainy season like now, we always have to be on our guard, because when the big disaster comes it will not give notice beforehand.

By Pietsau Amafnini

Source: Jasoil http://jasoilpapua.blogspot.com/2014/02/pahitnya-sawit-baru-terasa-di-manokwari.html

[translator's note: this article claims that houses were swept away (hanyut) by the floods. I've kept that dramatic term in my translation, although would point out that other media accounts have said that houses were merely severely damaged. (rusak parah).]

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