Sentani, 24/5 (Jubi) – “We are aware that violence will never be able to overcome the problems of tensions because of the differences. Violence also can not resolve a conflict, but will make this country falls deeper. “
That is one paragraph in the piece of a statement by the Inter-Faith Network (JAII) to make Papua land of peace through dialogue, recited by Poengky Indarti and Latifah Anum Siregar the closing of the VI National Conference Inter-Faith Network of Indonesia Sentani, Jayapura, Papua on Friday evening (23/5)
Elga Sarapung said that JAII was committed to establishing and promoting Papua as the land of peace at the V Conference in Jogjakarta. “The dialogue has been decided in V national conference in Jogjakarta and we are sure that there must be initiative of individuals, groups and institutions “Sarapung, Director of the Institute of Dialog Interfaith in Indonesia.
The following are the statement of the Inter-Faith Network of Indonesia (JAII);
Firstly, we fully support the establishment of Peace Dialogue Jakarta-Papua which is driven by civil society and religion leaders in Papua and Jakarta, even across Indonesia in order to promote justice and peace as a whole, intact and dignified in Papua in the shortest possible time.
Secondly, we urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono before ended his term in order to immediately implement it and open space communications widely and fairly in order to create and maintain a conducive situation.
Third, we urged the competent parties, among others functional ministries, the Governor, the Regents, Papua Legislative Council and Papua People’s Assembly to be able to immediately resolve the problem or stop the potential conflicts that exist so it will not give negative impact for Peace Dialogue efforts.
Fourth, we urged all parties to stop the stigmatization of Papuans as a separatist group. Fifth, to invite religious leaders,traditional leaders, community leaders, journalists and media leaders to wholeheartedly supports and encourages efforts of Jakarta-Papua dialogue.
Sixth, we invited all parties to reject and not to choose presidential candidate which has a period of record 2014-2019as perpetrators of human rights such as the violations of human rights in Papua in Indonesia.Seventh, we believe, the resolution will be one of indicators to show Indonesia as nation that fair and civilized.
We, the Inter-Faith Network of Indonesia, both as individuals andinstitutions expressed our readiness to assist and facilitate the meeting across interests in aFacebookn effort to realize the Papua Land of Peace. Sentani, May 232014 – Inter-Faith Network Indonesia to Papua Land of Peace. (Jubi / Mecky/ Tina)
Timika, 23/5 (Jubi) – The chairman of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples (LMA)of Papua, Lenius Kogoya said Rp. 60 billion was needed to support a peace process.
He facilitated the conflict resolution between two groups of people in the village of Mimika Gunung and Kuala Kencana district. Lenius said so far, the problems can not be resolved by both the local government, the provincial government or the military or the police.
Lenius said, It is necessary to adopt a cultural approach to end the conflict. “Not all of them know how to create rapport with indigenous communities,” Lenius said on Friday (23/5).
To handle the conflict, the group has facilitated talks and mutual visits. On Wednesday (21/5), it had conducted negotiations with the Moni tribe. During the negotiations, Moni people are willing to declare peace. On the same day the LMA also invited Dani tribesmen to negotiate, and the citizens of the Dani also accept it. “Both parties have agreed to terms on Wednesday (21/5) morning. I met with tribal Dani, I met with Moni residents and they agreed to make peace. That approach we need to do, “he said.
So, for the completion of the current phase of the conflict has begun , and for the first phase, dated May 28 will make custom payments. Therefore, in accordance with request of both parties, both Moni and Dani tribesmen respectively Rp.30 billion. Total funds needed to resolve this conflict of Rp 60 billion. The number of casualties is not only for the course, however, including victims property, both houses were on fire and damage to motor vehicles a war that has lasted less than six months running this. Including the cost of fuel for the stone.
As chairman of the LMA, he urged Mimika Government and 13 Regent Association as well as the Governor , and PT Freeport Indonesia even the candidates for President to give a contribution to the conflict resolution, on 28 and 29 May.
There would be a trial Indigenous customary rights related issues. After the division of communal rights, then we asked the Police to set up a police station in every region of the tribe. “The local government and PT Freeport Indonesia in Mimika help to build housing to people in every tribe, for the sake of well-being of each resident, “said Lenius.
Related firmness Customary Law, if anyone is murder, then he will be fined as much as 30 Indigenous Pig tails and should also be processed. “Who killed intentionally or not intentionally will pay fine of 30 pigs and these would be handed over to uncle and her mother. And that person will be prosecuted, “he explined.
LMA Chairman appealed to both groups to not attack each other. LMA also does not prohibit citizens to not carry arrows in the area of conflict, as long as it is not the arrow to attack the group. Until now, police officers assisted by the military still secure the conflict areas.
Meanwhile, earlier Separately, Acting Mimika Regent Ausilius, S.Pd., MM appealed, to all district societies to create peace in Mimika. He said that to create peace required all layers both elements of Community Leaders, Youth Leaders, Religious Leaders, Figures Women, Government, and security apparatus “Because only the life of harmonious society, tolerance, mutual respect we can build the area to achieve fairness and prosperous society, ” he said. (Jubi / Eveerth/Tina)