Friday, May 9, 2014

1) DPR PAPUA ASKS SWITZERLAND TO BE MEDIATOR IN PAPUA-JAKARTA DIALOGUE

1) DPR PAPUA ASKS SWITZERLAND TO BE MEDIATOR IN PAPUA-JAKARTA DIALOGUE
2) SWISS EMBASSY ASKS ABOUT PAPUAN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS PROVINCE
3) Violence in Papua leaves 1 dead, 3 others injured

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1) DPR PAPUA ASKS SWITZERLAND TO BE MEDIATOR IN PAPUA-JAKARTA DIALOGUE



Jayapura, 7/5 (Jubi) – The Papuan Legislative Council (DPR Papua) asked Switzerland to become a mediator in a dialogue between Papua and Jakarta.
The chairman of the Commission A on Political, Law and Human Rights Affairs at DPR Papua, Ruben Magay, said he discussed  Special Autonomy and  dialogue between Papua and Jakarta during talks with Switzerland Deputy Ambassador Daniel Derzic.
“We asked Switzerland to help. If Papua is regarded as part of the Republic of Indonesia, the people’s rights should be respected. The central government should treat the Papuans as people who have political, economic and democratic rights instead of seeing it through the political lense only,” Ruben said on Wednesday (7/5).
In addition, he said the Papua Parliament also talked about administrative divisions.
“The divisions have become a problem in Papua. The central government always allows regions to be divided administratively. Newly created administrative regions became magnets for immigrants who in turn marginalize the native people,” he said.
Meanwhile the chaiman of the Golkar fraction, Ignasius W Mimin said the Swiss government should pay attention to what have been occurred in Papua includin human rights violations. “About the Special Autonomy, the DPR Papua members agreed to consider it as a failure. We hope the Special Autonomy Plus that is currently being initiated by the provincial government can answer the people’s needs. But we want human rights violations to be addressed. Of course we will still continue to struggle for a dialogue between Papua and the government of Indonesia,” Mimin said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)
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2) SWISS EMBASSY ASKS ABOUT PAPUAN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS PROVINCE


Wamena, 7/5 (Jubi) – Switzerland Deputy Ambassador, Daniel Derzic visited Wamena on Wednesday (7/5) to meet with the government of Jayawijaya Regency and other officials.
The Swiss delegation met Regent Wempi Wetipo, Regional Secretary Yohanes Walilo, the Jayawijaya police chief and the head of the local military command at the regent’s office to discuss the current situation in Jayawijaya, including the idea of establishing a Papua Central Highlands province.
Wetipo told reporters after the meeting that Derzic asked him whether the creation of a Papua Central Highlands province would help the local government to find solutions to existing problems.
“We explained to him about the current situation in this region. When he asked whether the establishment of Papua Central Highlands province would help the local government to find solutions for the current issues, I said yes. The Province of Papua Central Highlands would ensure the government focus on the infrastructure; we will build the roads and bridges to provide decent and better life to the community,” said Wetipo.
He said the new province would bring the focus of development to the region.
“So I thought Mr. Derzic had already known about this discourse. He even heard that 13 regencies has agreed to join the new province, but I said there are only 11 regencies represented by the Regent Association, and we’ll see who will join later “ he said.
The regent said he told Derzic  that Wamena has become a health service center for the Central Highlands region since its hospital has been assigned as a referral hospital, but it has limited facilities.
Wetipo said he hoped the central and provincial Government will pay attention to infrastructure and provide the general hospital with  medical staffers including doctors and equipment to accommodate the health services for the residents of the Papua Central Highlands region.
“He also asked whether the local government would build a Jayapura-Wamena highway. I said I was not able to answer this question because it’s the authority of the central and provincial government. But the distance between Jayapura and Wamena is about 580 kilometers, so we couldn’t develop it,” the Regent said.
Derzic also sought information on educational issues and expressed concerns about high prices of goods.
“We hope it serves as a feedback to the central government to seriously and genuinely care about the people in the Papua Central Highland region to live properly just like others in other regions,” he said.
Meanwhile,  Derzic told to reporters the purpose of his mission in Wamena was part of his tasks as a diplomat, including observing Indonesian regions. He said Wamena as the centre of Papua has become his concern because of  obstacles it faces, including in the education, health and infrastructure sectors.
“I was impressed to hear about the local government’s efforts to solve difficulties related to infrastructure. Of course the road is the important infrastructure to connect Wamena with other areas, so a plan to build a highway is very important to help the local people,” he said. (Jubi/Islami/rom)
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3) Violence in Papua leaves 1 dead, 3 others injured

Updated at 10:56 am on 8 May 2014I

ndonesian BRIMOB para-military police are reported to have shot 3 Papuan men in Moanemani in Papua province.
The Institute for Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights, which says the 3 are now in a critical condition, reports that the shooting occurred after local people tried to negotiate an outcome from an incident where a truck driver ran over and killed two Papuan youths.
After the shooting a non-Papua resident has been killed, apparently to avenge the Police action.
The Institute's Paula Makabory says the series of incidents in Moanemani highlights how military-style policing perpetuates an endless cycle of violence in the 50 year Indonesian occupation of West Papua.
Ms Makabory says the Police escalated the incident by ignoring local custom and quickly resorting to shooting local people rather than pursuing negotiation.

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