Monday, January 19, 2015

1) Green project helps emission reduction efforts in Papua

2)  MPs Questions over Failure to Materialize 14 Seats for Indigenous Papuans
3) Raja Ampat police nab Vietnam-flagged fishing boat
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1) Green project helps emission  reduction efforts in Papua 
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Mon, January 19 2015, 6:56 PM - See more at: 

A European Union (EU) funded green project called “The Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation by Civil Society on Land-use Planning for Low Emissions Development Strategy (ParCiMon)” has helped local residents in Mulima village, Libarek district, Jayawijaya regency, Papua, to better understand the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by teaching them how to calculate carbon stocks and learn what activities can help reduce emissions.
“We, local residents, have asked facilitators of the program to teach us how to calculate carbon emissions in our area and we will later disseminate this knowledge to younger generations in this village,” said Titus Himan, one of ParCiMon working group members, on Friday.
He was speaking during the visit of EU Ambassador to Indonesia Olof Skoog, who stopped at Mulima village as part of his initial tour to Papua from Jan.13 to17 after being assigned to the post at the beginning of the month.
During the project, Mulima villagers were introduced to a number of economic activities such as farming honey bees, breeding pigs, planting fruit and breeding fish in ponds as well as cultivating vegetable crops to meet their daily needs or to market for an income.
Titus said these activities would hopefully support the government’s carbon emission reduction programs as the locals would no longer need to fell trees to meet their basic needs.
In Jayawijaya regency, ParCiMon through its local partner World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) Indonesia has developed 10 emission reduction strategies. Local communities, for instance, can participate to prevent declines in carbon stocks by maintaining protected forests and Lorentz National Park conservation areas in line with their functions. They can also increase carbon stocks by, among other things, maintaining the function of primary and secondary forests, planting ulin (ironwood) trees, cultivating coffee plants and fruit crops as well as planting cassowary trees on idle land, shifting it into secondary forests.
“The 10 emission reduction strategies can run successfully, emissions in Jayawijaya regency can be reduced by 50.18 percent by 2020, or exceed the national target of 41 percent,” the head of the Low Emission Development Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group, Dadi Permadi, said. (ebf)(+++)
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2) MPs Questions over Failure to Materialize 14 Seats for Indigenous Papuans

The chairman of the council’s Commission I  Commission I on governance, legal and human rights affairs , Elvis Tabuni, said the Perdasus has been passed and is currently waiting for the registration from the government before submitting for legal administration.
“West Papua Province has completed this step. So, why Papua couldn’t do the same while it was formerly a main province,” Elvis Tabuni told Jubi few days ago. He said 14 seats is part of the main agenda of the Papua’s Parliament. It could be an indicator of achievement of the Papua Special Autonomy Law.
According to him, once the Perdasus has been authorized, the Papua’s Parliament would establish a Special Committee who would recruit the members of the Provincial Selection Committee. It’s responsible to make a recruitment of 14 persons who represent the indigenous Papuans in the Papua’s Parliament. Meanwhile, the Selection Committee will consist of the provincial and regional (regency/municipality) selection committees and selection committee of election area.
“Once the Special Committee successfully recruited five members of Provincial Selection Committee, it would make a recommendation to the Provincial Government for approval. The Provincial Committee would recruit and select the members of both Selection Committee of Election Area and Regional Selection Committee,” he said.
Further he said, the election area will refer to the division of the customary areas in Papua, namely La Pago (four seats), Mee Pago (three seats), Sireri (three seats), Mamta (two seats) and Anim Ha (two seats).
Meanwhile the Deputy Chairman of Commission I of the Papua’s Parliament, Orgenes Wanimbo said his commission would coordinate with the Papua People Assembly (MRP) in the recruitment of selection committee. “It is to avoid a misperception. People should know that it is not the Papua’s Parliament who decide or select the candidates, but the Selection Committee,” said Wanimbo.
Meanwhile, nine councilors represent the indigenous Papuans in the West Papua’s Parliament have named refer to the Papua Special Autonomy Law without the process of Legislature Election. They are Maurids Saiba S.ST, Daniel Rumbrawer Frida Tabita Klasin SH, Dominggus Sanni, Yahya Salosa A.Mpd, Alberth Kareth SE, M.Si, Yehezkiel Arempeley SH, Sahaji Rafideso dan Yan Anton Yoteni.
The Chairman of West Papua’s Parliament Josep Yohan Auri has inaugurated the nine councilors since 2014. The inauguration witnessed by the West Papua Governor Abraham Ataruri was referred to the Decree of the Internal Affairs Minister which is enclosed in the Special Autonomy Law for the people of Papua and West Papua provinces.
The candidates was proposed by the Customary Law Council of West Papua Province and selected by a selection team established by the Provincial Government of West Papua after the approval from the Central Government. The selection process was conducted in accordance with the mechanism and procedure of the Papua Special Law that nine candidates were representing all customary clans of West Papua Province.
The assignment of nine councilors represented the indigenous Papuans in the West Papua Province could be realized because of the encouragement and support by the people of West Papua. They gave their trust to the nine councilors to represent the indigenous Papuans at the parliament fighting for their aspiration. (Arjuna Pademme/Dominggus Mampioper/rom)
 

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3) Raja Ampat police nab Vietnam-flagged fishing boat

Senin, 19 Januari 2015 18:59 WIB 


Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Raja Ampat Police nabbed a Vietnam-flagged fishing boat, Thanh Cong 99612 TS GT, found fishing illegally in West Papua Provinces Misol waters on Monday.

"The boat was nabbed while it was fishing illegally in Misol waters," Chief of the Raja Ampat Police Resort Adjunct Senior Commissioner Nelson Sagala said on Monday.

The boat was catching sharks and had two tons of dried and fresh sharks on board, when it was intercepted.

"The boat was captained by a Vietnamese, Nam, and had 11 crew members aboard," the police stated.

The fishing boat has been taken to Waisai by the Raja Ampat Water Police for further investigation.

President Joko Widodo has ordered all parties concerned in the country to take the strongest possible action against foreign fishing boats poaching in Indonesian waters.

"I say, do not just nab foreign fishing boats poaching in Indonesian waters. If needed, sink them straightaway, but save their crew members first. If we do that with some 20 boats, others will think twice before setting out for illegal fishing in Indonesian waters," Jokowi had said last November.

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry plans to strengthen its surveillance capacity to combat illegal fishing in Indonesian waters by building four new surveillance vessels in 2015, a top government official said.

"Under the Indonesian Fisheries Supervisory Ship System program, the ministry will build four new ships this year," Director General of Maritime Resources and Fisheries Supervision, Asep Burhanudin, said recently.

The four news ships, expected to become operational by the end of this year, will support 27 surveillance vessels currently operated by the ministry, he remarked.

"We are also doing our best to increase the number of operational days from 116 to 210 and take them eventually to 280," Burhanudin added.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR)
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