Saturday, January 10, 2015

1) Papua Council Calls for Dialogue with Jakarta

2) DPRP Education Commission Urges Regents to Use Teacher Attendance
3) Eighty Percent of Criminal Cases in Biak Due to Alcohol
4) Seven Regencies in West Papua Province Disaster Prone
5) Sorong Naval Hospital Accepts BPJS Card Holders
6) Children Leave School to Forest for Drinking Water

7) Tiptop Seaport Wait Operational Permit from the Ministry of Transportation

1) Papua Council Calls for Dialogue with Jakarta

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua’s Parliament Legal and Human Rights Division called on the Central Government to immediately hold a peaceful dialogue between with Papua as proposed by the Papua Peace Networks (JDP) .  
Commmission I member Ruben Magau said the President Joko Widodo invoked dialogue as a solution to the Papuan issues during his visit to Papua for attending the National Christmas Event on 27 December 2014 for attending the Christmas Celebration Event.
“The Central Government has responded. Now, we must ensure when it is implemented. It must be clear. Do not let it drag,” Magay said on Tuesday (6/1).
He said a dialogue has been initiated since the era of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. But it never got positive response from SBY’s administration.
“The concept was actually submitted to Jakarta at that time. And now the people of Papua give good response on that dialogue. Now it’s up to Jakarta in taking sight of point of view,” he said.
The Chairman of Commission A of the Papua’s Parliament, Elvis Tabuni said if the Central Government truly wants a dialogue, it must involve the third party. “The Central Government must involve other country who’s not taking side as ‘referee’. Do not only talk with particular leaders,” Tabuni said.
Earlier, the JDP Coordinator, Pastor Neles Tebay said a dialogue is part of Papuan’s culture. Every subject must be discussed at first. But the dialogue is not an objective or a solution but only a tool. “Therefore a dialogue between Jakarta and Papuans is a tool to find a solution on the problems occurred in Papua that has not yet resolved,” said Tebay recently quoted by Jubi from
He said a struggle for Jakarta – Papua Dialogue by JDP is existed because of the human belief as God’s creation. As God’s creation, the human is a social creature. It considers cannot be isolated without communication with others in its life. Therefore, a dialogue could represented the people of Papua and Jakarta as God’s creations as well as social creatures to open their mind through a dialogue for better solution.
Even he published the book ‘Angkat Pena Demi Dialog Papua (Kumpulan Artikel Opini tentang Dialog Jakarta – Papua)’ in Yogyakarta on 29 May 2012 where the Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X attended the book launching as key resource person, while the Papua Congress in 2000 in Sentani recommended a dialogue Jakarta and Papua. The book written by Pastor Tebay is a compilation of his writing about the dialogue published in several mass media. There are 54 articles compiled since 2000-2001. (Arjuna Pademme/Dominggus Mampioper/Rom)


2) DPRP Education Commission Urges Regents to Use Teacher Attendance

Jayapura, Jubi – To prepare the upcoming National Examinations (UN), Commission V of Papua Legislative Council ( DPRP) overseeing on education urged regents and mayor to enforce teachers’ attendance.
Secretary of the Commission V, Nason Utti said, it is important to look at the extent to which the teachers in the area comply with their duties and responsibilities.
“In addition, the head of regional and local education department are also responsible of all the lack of facilities. All related to National Exams logistics should be prepared from now. For schools that have no teachers, it’s better to merge into a nearby school so that students could participate in the National Exams,” Nason Utti said on Monday (5/1).
He further said the students who pass the exams must be based on their competence and the quality of students depends on how teachers teach them. He also asked the principals and teachers to prepare the students for the upcoming UN.
“Students should get additional lessons so that they would be more ready for the upcoming UN. The teachers should avoid discrimination in the classroom. What matters is the quality of the students,” he said.
“In the future, students’ graduation will not depend on grades, but there are some factors that will be considered. We agree with that policy, so we asked each regency and the town to soon adjust with the policy. Don’t be left behind with other provinces,” he added.
He further said the Ministry of Education would use the upcoming National Exam for mapping, policy interventions and graduation requirement as well as the requirement to pursue to the higher education.
Meanwhile, a member of Commission V of Papua Legislative Council, Nathan Pahabol, said the Department of Education should coordinate with the Ministry of Education, teachers and principals before National Exam is implemented.
“We hoped the regents and mayors to monitor the conditions of teaching and learning process. If the teachers are lazy, they must get sanctions,” Pahabol said. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)


3) Eighty Percent of Criminal Cases in Biak Due to Alcohol

Biak, Jubi  - Chief of Biak Prosecutor’s office, Made Jaya Ardana revealed 80 percent of criminal cases were triggered by the influence of liquor which caused domestic violence, child maltreatment and soon.
By looking at the negative impact of liquor, he then hoped the regulation would be issued immediately so that police and prosecutors would proceed to be able to prosecute offenders.
“The local government need to pay attention on the high criminal cases seriously by making regulations as a legal basis in dealing with the offender,” he said in Biak onTuesday (6/1).
“So far, liquor cases can not be extended to the judiciary because in 2011 the legislators did not set any regulation, so I hope the acting regent Thomas Ondy can draft new regulations on liquor,” chief of persecutor’s office said in Biak Numfor.
Meanwhile, police chief Superintendent, Yustanto Mujiharso was delighted with the program.
“Police investigators are ready to implement the regulation when it is approved,” he said. (Marten Boseren/Tina)

4) Seven Regencies in West Papua Province Disaster Prone

Manokwari, Jubi/Antara – The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of West Papua Province said seven of 11 regencies of the province are at risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and tsunamis.
“The national disaster risk index recorded Manokwari Regency, Raja Ampat Regency, Teluk Bintuni Regency, Teluk Wondama Regency, Sorong Regency, Sorong Selatan Regency and Maybrat Regency are highly disaster prone areas,” said the Head of BPBD West Papua, Derek Ampnir in Manokwari on Wednesday (7/1).
Derek Ampnir said within 2014, three of seven regencies namely the Maybrat Regency, Manokwari Regency and Teluk Wondama Regency have hit by natural disaster.
“5.3 Richter earthquake stroked 113 houses in Maybrat Regency. Floods at Manokwari and Teluk Wondama destroyed the residents’ houses and public facilities,” he said.
He further said in anticipating the natural catastrophe occurred in seven regencies in 2015, BPBD of West Papua Province is facilitating the local BPBD in each regency to conduct activities related to readiness and emergency alert on natural disaster.
“This year we facilitate the local BPBDs, especially the BPBDs of seven risk-disaster regencies to hold simulation activities of disaster alert in each regency,” he said.
He further revealed the purpose of various activities of disaster management at the district level is to prepare the community and officials in handling situation when the nature disaster was occurred. In addition it could increase the coordination between both provincial and local BPBDs and other related offices when disaster happen, so all sectors could optimize their contribution in handling the victims. (*/Rom)


5) Sorong Naval Hospital Accepts BPJS Card Holders

Sorong, Jubi – The Naval Hospital (RSAL) dr. R. Oetojo Sorong located in Jl. Ahmad Yani Klademak 3 Kota Sorong is ready to accept patients using BPJS (State Social and Health Insurance) of as  1 January 2015.
“We have opened access to the BPJS card holders since yesterday, January 1st,” the Director of RSAL dr. Oetojo Sorong, dr. Yenri Januardi told reporters in Sorong on Wednesday (7/1) after the launching of service for the patients registered as BPJS card holders.
He said although the Naval Hospital is a state hospital provided service to the navy and army, but the hospital also has an obligation to accept the public or civilians. This is also to dismiss an assumption to generate it as the high-cost hospital. Further he invited people who register as BPJS participants to not hesitate to get health service at this hospital. “If there’s a charging, I will fire who do it,” he said. It is also a form of partnership between the RSAL and BPJS, that every public hospital must apply the BPJS program. He also hoped people to get the BPJS card to help them when being treated at any registered hospital as BPJS referral hospital.
Meanwhile, the Head of BPJS Sorong, Marthen Krey told Jubi the agreement with RS AL. dr. R. Oetojo Sorong is a commitment of the Government and BPJS to build the healthy Indonesian community. Therefore, BPKS Sorong will improve its management in collaboration with RS. AL. “We just need to improve our administration system. That’s all,” he said. (Ness Makuba/Rom)


6) Children Leave School to Forest for Drinking Water

Merauke, Jubi – Drinking water scarce has become a serious problem for the local residents of Waan Sub-district of Merauke Regency. In rainy season, they used to utilize the rainwater to cook, but in drought season, they must go to the forest searching for a pond although the water is not clean enough for drinking.
Former Merauke councilor, Dominikus Ulukyanan told to Jubi on Monday (5/1) he just returned from some villages located at Waan Sub-district. He saw the local people are struggling, particularly to obtain some water.
“I often visit Waan Sub-district and stay there for months. We have to order some water from Kimmaan Sub-district transported using the speedboat. It’s only for drinking, while for cleaning, we used the sea water,” he said.
He further said people feel quite helped if it comes the rainy season. But in long drought season, they will leave the village and bring their children to the forest for searching the water source.
“Yes, they have no choice, but they still must take it. Since not everyone could buy the water from Kimaam and rent a speedboat. It’s very expensive,” he said.
In the recent time, the education at Waan Sub-district is not well implemented and the teachers are always highlighted. But he observed when the teachers were at the village; the children were at the forest with their parents for weeks or even months. He also said he will meet the Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka addressing the education and water issues.
Meanwhile, the Waan Sub-district Chief, Frederikus Buer admitted the local residents often complained about the drinking water. “I have expressed their voice to the government, but obtained no response until now,” he said. (Frans L Kobun/Rom)


7) Tiptop Seaport Wait Operational Permit from the Ministry of Transportation

Biak, Jubi/Antara – Transportation Office of Biak Numfor Government is waiting a permit from the Ministry of Transportation to operate the Tiptop Yenures Sea Port.
“Operational permit of Tiptop Seaport has submitted to the Central Government but not yet approved,” Otto P. Wainggai, the Secretary of Transportation Office of Biak Numfor said in Biak on Monday (5/1).
He said the shipping activities at the Tiptop seaport are moderately busy, especially the local residents’ motor boats from Yapen and its surrounding areas which transported them selling their local fruits commodities such as ‘durian, rambutan and langsat’ to Biak City. Dozens of motorboats arrive at the Tiptop Seaport everyday, but it still needs a boat landed area.
“The Tiptop Seaport area has became a main landed area for some motorists of Yapen and Padaido/Aimando Island residents, therefore it must be supported with good facilities,” Wainggai said.
Till Monday noon, motorboats and local residents from Yapen Islands were still at the port. They opened the street market by selling their fruit and farm commodities at the seaport’s sideline.
Besides accommodating the local residents, it also the port of many boats belongs to the government offices, military as well as private owners.(*/Rom)

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