Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legislative Council’s Commission I member Laurenzus Kadepa said a faction is bent on obstructing efforts to uncover the shooting incident on 8 December 2014 which killed four students at Enarotali, Paniai Regency.
He said the fire incident on One-Roof School building (YPPG Junior High School, Yamewa Vocational High School and Touyemana Pedagogue College) last Friday (20/2/2015) at 03:00 Papua was possibly part of the scenario to prevent a resolution to the case.
“I suspect there is a certain faction who want to intervene in the investigation team of the National Human Right Commission in revealing the Paniai case. But I cannot tell it by name since there is no evidence or accurate data yet. However it could be happened,” Laurenzus Kadepa confirmed Jubi through short message on Sunday afternoon (22/2/2015).
He further said the recent fire incident has strengthened his assumption because it was occurred when the investigation team of National Human Right Commission and Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) arrived at Paniai doing the investigation.
“It was very disappointed. The school building at Paniai was burned by unknown people when the investigation team and LPSK doing their mission,” he said. Thus he further asked the police to immediately discover the fire perpetrator.
“The Police and local government as well as community and all related stakeholders must support the National Human Right Committee in investigating the shooting perpetrator who killed four people and injured dozens. It’s a severe human right violation,” he said.
Earlier, human right activist Yones Douw said the burning school building namely Yamewa Vocational School was Yulian Yeimo and Simeon Degei’s school. They are two of four students who killed in the tragedy on 8 December 2014. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
Jakarta, Jubi – Human right activist Yones Douw said police was two hours late to respond to a fire at One-Roof School which broke out at 3:00 Papua time.
He said Yulian Yeimo and Simeon Degei who were killed in the shooting incident at Paniai on 8 December 2014 were students at the Yamewa Vocational School. One-Roof School consists of (YPPG Junior High School, Yamewa Vocational School and Touyemana Pedagogue College).
“The classrooms and school office of YPPGI Junior High School was burned by unknown people. The building was also used by two other schools, namely Yamewa Vocational School and Touyemana Pedagogue College,” he told Jubi through email on Friday morning (20/2/2015).
He revealed the perpetrators burned two buildings. The first building which consisted of eight classrooms was located at the top of school office, while the second building was located at the was located at the top of school office which consisted of eight classrooms, while the second building was located on the ground consist of three classrooms. The perpetrators were taken advantage at night when the building left behind the guard.
“On that night, both security guards and teachers as well as students were not at the school. Thus the irresponsible people took this advantage. Only several buildings safe from the fire, that are YPPPGI High School, Eklesia Kindergarten, mosque and teachers’ houses,” he said.
He further said people reported this incident to the police but the officers came to the scene late. The police officers arrived at the location two hours after the incident while its office is located less than fifty meters from the scene.
“Those who burned this school do not want the Mee people moving forward to compete with other tribes and uneducated. Even they want it to be destroyed,” he said.
Meanwhile the Paniai Customary Council Chariman John Gobay confirmed about the fire incident. He admitted receiving the report from a resident but he cannot tell further about it. “Yes, it happened, but I cannot tell the detail yet because I have guess from Jakarta,” he told Jubi.
And as reported by Antara News Agency, the Papua Police Spokesperson Patrige Renwarin confirmed about the fire incident.
“It burned nine classrooms and three teachers’ rooms. The buildings were destroyed. The fire was extinguished at around 16:00 Papua time,” Renwarin said.
The material lost due to the fire incident, further he said, estimated reach 2.5 billion rupiahs. However, the police could not conclude yet about the source of fire. (Mawel Benny/rom)