Friday, July 18, 2014

1) PAPUA POLICE SAY 10 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN DEADLY ATTACK IN PUNCAK JAYA

1) PAPUA POLICE SAY 10 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN DEADLY ATTACK IN PUNCAK JAYA
2) LOW TURNOUT IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN PAPUA, BAWASLU SAYS
3) PANIAI STUDENTS REJECTS PANIAI BARAT REGENCY SPLIT
4) JAYAPURA ELECTION COMMISSION SAYS LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE VOTERS’ LIST

5) Indonesia ‘Being Left Behind’ in HIV Fight

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1) PAPUA POLICE SAY 10 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN DEADLY ATTACK IN PUNCAK JAYA


Jayapura, 17/7 (Jubi) – Ten people were involved in the rebel attack on  a convoy of vehicles at Dagobak Village, Kalome Sub-district of Puncak Jaya Regency on last Wednesday (16/7), police said.
“The perpetrators were about ten people. The  body of the killed man identified as Kallo (30 years old) has been sent to Makassar for funeral, while two injured victims are currently hospitalized in Mulia Hospital has gradually recovered,” the Papua Police Spokesperson, the Commissionaire Senior Sulistiyo Pudjo on Thursday (17/7)
He said the incident affected traffic linking Wamena and Mulia.
“The convoy passed the road without asking for an escort from the police or military. Currently the police and military are chasing the perpetrators,” he said. He further said the armed group in this region is always taking a chance when the market price is stable.
The Military District Commander, Lieutenant Infantry Luqman Arief confirmed by phone to tabloidjubi.com the incident occurred at around 14:14 Papua time.
“It is believed that  they were attacked by the armed group who usually operated in Puncak Jaya and surrounding areas. The convoy of vehicles came to Wamena to Mulia,” said Luqman Arief. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)
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2) LOW TURNOUT IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN PAPUA, BAWASLU SAYS


Jayapura, 16/7 (Jubi) – The Papua Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) said poor public information was to blame for the poor turnout in last week’s presidential election.
“This is due to lack of information campaign conducted by the Papua Election Commission, including in Jayapura. According to a report from the field, only about 50 percent of eligible voters voted in the presidential election,” a Bawaslu commissioner, Anugrah Patah said on Wednesday (16/7).
Similar low turnouts were also seen in other regencies like Nabire, where only about 40-45 percent of voters participated.
“We found that the local Election Commission did not have the voter rolls. As a result, many people did not exercise their voting rights because the number of polling stations were not as many as planned or reduced “he added.
KPU Commissioner, Tarwinto suspected, it is likely due to their disappointment on legislative election on April 9.
“In fact, KPU has urged the public to exercise their voting rights,” he added. (Jubi / Arjuna)/ Tina)


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3) PANIAI STUDENTS REJECTS PANIAI BARAT REGENCY SPLIT




                                                                                 Landscape of Paniai (IST)
Jayapura, 17/7 (Jubi) – Paniai student and youths rejected plans to split Paniai Barat Regency into two regencies.
“We refuse the split. Those who want the regional splits are government officials and legislators, but they have not brought any changes,” Coordinator of Coalition Team refusing the split of Paniai Barat Regency, Elius Pekey said in the press conference in Abepura, Jayapura Municipality on Thrusday (17/7).
The coalition team said there should be some criteria need to be completed to process the split. Geographically, the region would be restricted due to the construction of offices and buildings. And referred to the human resources, the region has not supported with many qualified graduates. Therefore, the coalition team as the agent of change firmly refused the split.
“There will rise the negative impacts for the traditional community. People would not have enough space to cultivating or hunting in the forest, etc. We would lose the forest as our food resources,” said Pekey.
A Paniai student representative of Jayapura, Pertinus Uti said they refused the split because there would be built some Police or Military offices following the physical development whose still judge the Papua indigenous people are still very closed with the Papua Free Movement or simply called them as separatist.
“People has a traumatic with the Police and Military in the past, so their presence would be frightened the people,” said Uti. (Jubi/Aprila/rom)
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4) JAYAPURA ELECTION COMMISSION SAYS LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE VOTERS’ LIST


Jayapura, 17/7 (Jubi)- Chairman of the Election Commission of Jayapura Municipality, Jeremias Numbery said time constraints and a lack of a proper information campaign were to blame for the poor turnout during the July 9 presidential election in Jayapura.
“Problems include limited time to prepare the list of voters (DPT) and conduct socialization on the presidential election among first-time voters,” he said to tabloidjubi.com on Thursday (17/7) at his office.
In addition, he added, the different goal of voters towards each candidate has also affected the voters. He further said physical, traditional and political connections towards the candidates are not similar with the last legislature election. And the last, people enthusiasm has driven to the World Cup event.
Meanwhile, the Chairwoman of Election Watch Board of Jayapura Municipality, Hilda C Nahusona talked about the technical problems which affected to the lack of voters such as the updated data, the reduction of polling stations and C6 form (invitation) which not distributed because most of them couldn’t identified by local election committee (KPPS).
An Entrop resident, Wahyono admitted he used the ID Card to vote because he couldn’t find his named registered in the list at the nearest polling station, while his family was lived there. While Purwanto from Entrop said he didn’t vote because he got no invitation and feel lazy. “I usually voted in the legislature or regional head election, but I don’t know why I got lazy this time,” he said.
In Jayapura, only 166,000 of 328,661 voters participated in the Presidential Election. It’s equal with 50.5% of total voters registered in the list. Even there is lack of 50% of voters using their right to vote in some polling station in Abepura and Heram sub-district. (Jubi/Sindung/rom)



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5) Indonesia ‘Being Left Behind’ in HIV Fight

The number of AIDS-related deaths in the country rose by 427 percent between 2005 and 2013
By Vita A.D. Busyra on 10:25 pm Jul 17, 2014
Category FeaturedHealthNews
Tags: HIV/AIDS

Jakarta. A new United Nations report has highlighted a massive increase in the number of AIDS-related deaths in Indonesia between 2005 and 2013, even as other countries in the region and elsewhere recorded declines, with experts attributing the rise to the high number of people from traditionally low-risk population groups contracting HIV.
The 2014 UNAIDS Gap Report, published on Wednesday, identifies Indonesia among a group of six countries “being left behind” in the push to ensure access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Indonesia — along with the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Russia and South Sudan — is facing “the triple threat of high HIV burden, low treatment coverage and no or little decline in new HIV infections,” Geneva-based UNAIDS said.
The report showed that Indonesia accounted for 4 percent of all new HIV infections in 2013, making it the eighth-biggest contributor of new infections worldwide, as well as 2 percent of all AIDS-related deaths last year.
In Asia Pacific, Indonesia is among six countries — along with China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam — that account for more than 90 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS in the region.
The number of AIDS-related deaths in Asia and the Pacific fell by 37 percent between 2005 and 2013, the report noted, with countries like Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar posting hefty declines of 72 percent, 56 percent and 29 percent respectively.
However, the number of AIDS-related deaths in Indonesia actually increased by 427 percent during that same period, with UNAIDS noting that only 8 percent of people in the country living with HIV/AIDS had access to ART.
Indonesia accounted for nearly one in every eight AIDS-related death in Asia and the Pacific last year, the report showed.
“The situation in Indonesia is cause for concern, where new HIV infections increased by 48 percent and the country’s share of new HIV infections in the region reached 23 percent in 2013, second only to India,” the report said.
UNAIDS said there was a high prevalence of HIV infections among female sex workers, and cited the case of Jayawijaya district in Papua province, where the HIV prevalence among sex workers was 25 percent, compared to the national average of 9 percent.
“While in countries with mature epidemics, HIV prevalence among sex workers is stable, rising HIV prevalence in countries such as Indonesia is a cause for concern,” the report said.
It also said observations suggested that HIV prevalence among gay men and other men who have sex with men was increasing in the country.
Injecting drug users were another high-risk group identified in the report, with an HIV prevalence “several times higher than HIV prevalence in the general population.”
Indonesian HIV/AIDS experts acknowledge the increase in new infections and deaths, saying that Indonesia is on the middle part of an “S curve,” marked by a rapid rise in infections after a slow start, and set to be followed by the numbers leveling off.
“You could say that the epidemic is relatively new in Indonesia compared to other countries such as Thailand,” Kemal Siregar, the secretary of the National AIDS Commission, or KPAN, told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday.
He said that while the UNAIDS report had correctly identified the groups at highest risk of contracting the virus, one largely overlooked and underreported group was housewives who were being infected by their husbands, who had contracted the virus through extramarital sex with a sex worker or another man, or through drug use by injection.
Kemal said these women tended to be from low-income families, and as such were less likely to be aware about their right to access free or subsidized antiretroviral drugs and treatment from the government.

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