Wednesday, May 6, 2015

1) Thousands of security officers to deploy for President's visit to Papua

2) Papuan official named as  graft suspect
3) President Jokowi to Inaugurate Projects in Papua and West Papua
4) Two Died in Paniai Landslides
5) Assimilation Program Gives Inmates in Merauke Time out of Jail
6) BPS Papua To Record Poor Population Data
7) Papuans Should Be Competent in Technology, Governor Says

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1) Thousands of security officers  to deploy for President's  visit to Papua 
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Wed, May 06 2015, 12:11 PM -


At least 6,000 soldiers and police officers will be deployed to maintain security during the visit of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to Papua scheduled to start Friday.
Out of the total personnel, 3,260 would be soldiers, Cendrawasih Military XVII Commander Maj. Gen. Fransen Siahaan said in Jayapura on Wednesday.
The deployment of the security officers would be backed up by the Indonesian Military headquarters with helicopters, Hercules airplanes and warships.
It will include five helicopters and two warships -- the KRI Sultan Nuku No. 373 and KRI Sultan Slamet 352.
"We're ready to maintain security during the President's visit to Papua," Siahaan said as quoted by Antara news agency.
He hoped there would no group that intended to hinder the President's second visit to Papua. The first visit was carried out in December last year.
"The security officers will not hesitate to take any stern measures against anyone who wants to block the visit," he said. (hhr) (++++)
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2) Papuan official named as  graft suspect
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Wed, May 06 2015, 10:26 AM - Police have declared the head of the Finance and Regional Asset Agency in the Sarmi regency as a graft suspect in connection with the embezzlement of social assistance funds in 2012 and 2013.

The suspect, identified as ST, has been detained in the detention house at the provincial police headquarters in Jayapura since April 30.
The Sarmi official was held as a suspect after the police’s detective division carried out a deeper investigation into the case over the past few weeks.
He said the police were still investigating a number of other officials allegedly involved in the case.
“The police will summon a number of other officials who will be questioned as witnesses,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency on Wednesday. (rms) (+++
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3) President Jokowi to Inaugurate Projects in Papua and West Papua

Jayapura, Jubi – President Joko Widodo is scheduled to inaugurate a number of development projects during a working visit to Jayapura and Merauke this weekend.
“President Jokowi planned to inaugurate several development projects and will also launch the harvest in Merauke,” local military commander Brigadier General Supartodi said this week.
According to him there has been a coordination meeting attended by a number of parties and representatives of the Military Command XVII / Cenderawasih related to the visit,
“President Jokowi will visit on Friday, May 8th, after visiting Ambon,” he said.
“The tentative schedule of the visit is on May 8, after the Friday prayer in Ambon, Maluku, the president will go straight to Sentani Airport, Jayapura,” he said. Furthermore, President Jokowi would visit Sentani Pharaa Market.
“After the break. The next day, May 9, President Jokowi will see Hamadi Market,inaugurate Holtekamp bridge and IPDN campus in Buper Waena as well as put the first stone of the construction of the 2020 National Games and optical cable, “he said.
After inaugurating a number of projects in Jayapura, President then will continue his visit to Southern part of Papua, Merauke.
“on May 10, President will hold a harvest in Bapeko and then go straight to Manokwari, West Papua for the inauguration of the Petro Chemical Industry Development and construction of the power plant of BUMN “he added.
After from Manokwari, May 11, President Jokowi will go to Sorong for the inauguration of the optical cable Telkom and the inauguration of the National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN).
“In the afternoon, the president and his team return to Jakarta. Still it is a plan, “Brig Supartodi stated (*)
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4) Two Died in Paniai Landslides
Jayapura, Jubi – Landslides killed two people and injured three in an area of gold panning in Bogobaida, Paniai a few days ago.
The mudslides were triggered by heavy rain and the witnesses heard the sound of earth collapsing from the hill.
Papua Police spokesman Patrig said the dead victims were identified Rerung and Kifli.
Meanwhile the injured victims are Hopsi, Dede and Umar who suffered wounds in the head, a broken leg and bruises.
The bodies of the victims have been evacuated to Nabire to be buried in their hometown, and the survivors have been saved.
Gold panning located in the interior of Papua is administered in the territory of Paniai but its location is easily accessible via Nabire by helicopter for about 30 minutes. (*)


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5) Assimilation Program Gives Inmates in Merauke Time out of Jail

Merauke, Jubi – The Merauke penitentiary has already carried out an assimilation program for inmates by allowing them to work in the field, wash motorbikes and clean marketplaces, a correction official said.
Victor Apono, development and education section chief of the Merauke Prison told Jubi on Tuesday (04/28/2015) that approximately 60 inmates would be given time out of prison to carry out these activities.
Related to the opening of the agricultural land in Serapu, he said the priosn sent 12 inmates every day accompanied by several guards to work there. “Every day, they routinely go to Serapu and take care for the rice crop that has been planted,” he said.
In the coming months, rice planted will be ready harvested. “O ur priority for this program is inmate from Papua. This training is to help and guide them to do such work after completion of a sentence, “he said.
Merauke Regent, Romanus Mbaraka supported such programs as it indirectly trained them to have skills.
“I hope that after completion of their sentences, they can carry out these activities in the community,” he said. (Frans L Kobun)
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6) BPS Papua To Record Poor Population Data
Jayapura, Jubi – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Papua Province is scheduled to conduct a census to collect data on poor people in the region.
The head of BPS Papua Province Didik Kusbiyanto in Jayapura on Monday (04/05/2015) said it will use a different system to the one used nationally.
“What we do is essentially administrative record, by striking and crossing out residents who are not poor anymore,” he said.
According to Didik, if in other places BPS, it looks for people who are poor, in Papua it will look for people are not poor, so the system is reversed.
“National system is inapplicable in Papua and West Papua, especially in mountain areas that the cost is higher than the people recorded,” he said. To record the poor people, it will invite the heads of RT / RW to identify them. He added that it is done to avoid the risk of data “error” because it is invalid. (*)
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7) Papuans Should Be Competent in Technology, Governor Says
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe urged the young generation to be able to master technology in order to support sustainable development in the region.
“We are in the third millennium which is an era where we have to be able to create employment opportunities through the industrial sector,” Enembe said on Monday (04/05/2015).
He said currently national industry development required qualified human resources.
“The policies that have been implemented are expected to respond to the challenges of globalization and be able to realize the vision and mission, awakening, independent and prosperous,” he said.
He said specifically for the education sector, either in the district or city or in the province, it continues to work together to address the challenges of globalization in a professional manner through the Special Autonomy.
“It must be admitted that it has not been able to produce qualified human resources maximally yet through affirmative policy is expected to improve human resources,” he said again.
He said that to achieve this goal is not only the responsibility of the Department of Education and Culture but also must be fully supported by the industry. (*)
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