Sunday, July 26, 2015

1) Drug Shortage in Lanny Jaya Regency to Serve Victims

2) Papua Peace Group Hope Peace Will Prevail in Papua
3) Tolikara Riot is Only a Criminal Act, Police Chief Says
4) Do Not Intimidate Papuans : Siliwangi Military Commander
5) Freeport Indonesia Set on Continuing Talks With Govt. After Missing Permit Deadline
6) Freeport’s Export Permit Expires on 25 July 2015
7) Papua Councilor Casts Doubts on Papua Police Chief’s Performance

1) Drug Shortage in Lanny Jaya Regency to Serve Victims
Lanny Jaya communities faced a shortage of medicines to serve the health of communities affected by the snow disaster in three districts – Jubi

Wamena, Jubi – Lanny Jaya government faced a shortage of medicines to serve the health of communities affected by the snow disaster in three districts.
Chief of Medical Officer of Lanny Jaya, Malky Jigibalom told reporters at the post disaster in Wamena airport on Thursday (07/23/2015), said medical supplies are needed today as antibiotics, diarrhea medication and also tool for checking the ear.
“We’ve asked for aid to the province and NGOs because the post-disaster community, both from toddlers to adults are exposed to various diseases such as acute respiratory infection, diarrhea and also disturbances in the ear, “Malky Jigibalom said.
“Yes, there are many who are sick, but in this second stage there are no deaths that occurred in the area of Kuyawage. Yet, there is one elder died because of illness, “he explained.
Furthermore, data from the health team reported that there is no deaths. While medical service is conducted by medical team such as doctors and nurses. However, the four post only provide services of Ispa ( Under respiratory Infection), diarrhea and flu illnesses.
Based on diagnosis, there are many children who feel pain in the ear such as buzzing due to cough and cold. Children are also malnourished due to tremoni diarrhea, resulting in their immune system decreases.
“The medical team at the four posts also hold health Service Center in Mumeareas in order to provide medical services. Only it cannot provide immunization services for pregnant women and children under five,” he said.
“This time we have prepared two general practitioners and nurses. They are also scattered in several villages which can not be handled by the physicians. They then refer to Wamena hospital like today there are two adults and two babies, “he said. (Islami/ Tina)


2) Papua Peace Group Hope Peace Will Prevail in Papua
Jayapura, Jubi – Coordinator Papua Peace Network (JDP) Pastor Neles Tebay said he greatly appreciated positive and negative responses that have come from across the archipelago over the shooting and burning of the mosque on July 17.
“We appreciate all of the responses, because it shows the tremendous attention and sympathy to religious life in the Land of Papua,” said Neles in Abepura, Jayapura, Papua on Wednesday (23/7/2015).
In order to prevent things that are not desired by all parties, after the reactions and comments via social media and mainstream media, Pastor Neles said he hoped all elements throughout the country to pray for the safety and peace for all people in Tolikara and throughout Papua.
“Don’t argue or curse one group of others in your prayers. Please pray to God for protection and safety, “he said.
According to him, no one is happy over the suffering occurred in Tolikara. All concerned and regretted the incident.
“We know that peace can not be achieved alone. Peace requires intelligent work and the involvement of all parties, both individually and collectively, “he continued.
He also called on all parties to support the police and the National Human Rights Commission to investigate this case.
He stated further investigation could clarify a number of awkward and unobvious things, that if the mosque was burnt or burning? If burned, who is responsible and what is the intentions? What are the main causes that trigger the burning of kiosks and home? What is the cause of the shooting is carried out against civilians?
He said, the truth of the information conveyed by Police and Human Rights Commission is very important and useful because only the right information can help us to see the problem clearly and gain a true understanding of the case. As a result, it will help us to jointly build peace not only in Tolikara but also throughout the Land of Papua.
Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in Papua said religious tolerance is still very strong in Papua. Outsiders do not think that Papuans are intolerant because of Karubaga incident in Tolikara on Friday (17/7).
” Tolikara incident is casuistic,” chairman of MUI Papua province, KH. Saiful Islam AL Payage, S.HI in a press statement to the media in Kotaraja, Jayapura city, Papua, on Saturday (18/7).
He further said, this incident should not be a reason of Muslims outside Papua be provoked and mobilize for violence in the name of “jihad” as a growing issue in social media.
He said, all the process of settlement submitted to the authorities conduct an investigation and prosecution of offenders. Offenders should be held accountable for his actions. (Mawel Benny/ Tina)

SUNDAY, 26 JULY, 2015 | 15:50 WIB
3) Tolikara Riot is Only a Criminal Act, Police Chief Says

TEMPO.COBangkalan - Chief of the National Police of the Republic of Indonesia General Badrodin Haiti said that police officers have not been able to find the mastermind of the Tolikara riot in Papua that broke out on Friday last week when Moslems performed Idul Fitri prayer.
"So, for the time being, we can only say that what happened there was a criminal act,” Badrodin said in Bangkalan on Saturday.
So far, Papua police have arrested two suspects in a riot that claimed one live and leaved dozens injured.
The two suspects are Arianto Kogoya and Jumdi Wanimbo and both are suspected of being provocateurs of the attack to Baitul Mutaqqin mosque in Karubaga district.  Badrodin, however, said both suspects could not be named as the masterminds of the attack yet.
"From our investigation, what happened in Tolikara was initiated by masterminds but we’re still investigating the issue,” he added.


4) Do Not Intimidate Papuans : Siliwangi Military Commander
Bandung, Jubi – Siliwangi III Military Regional Commander Major General Dedi Kusnadi Thamim appealed to people to not be provoked or intimidate Papuans living in West Java and Banten following the Tolikara incident in Papua.
“People must not intimidate our brothers from Papua who live here (West Java and Banten). Let’s embrace them (Papuans)” Kusnadi said after a morning roll call and guidance to the Siliwangi Military soldiers at Siliwangi Stadium, Bandung on Thursday (23/7/2015).
He urged the personnel and civil servants and their families not to be easily provoked by the incident that occurred in Tolikara, Papua on July 17.
Instead, he added better they participate to comfort the atmosphere around their environment and be clear to avoid the hatred against fellow citizens.
Siliwangi Military Regional Command has anticipated the Tolikara incident do not spread to West Java-Banten region by improving the coordination and communication towards certain parties to ensure the safety and security.
“I have said to regional head, resort and district military commanders to be positive in dealing with this issue. Then I invited the religious, community and youth leaders to avoid the same incident to be happened in Siliwangi Military Regional Command,” Dedi said.
He added on Wednesday (22/7), his office has conducted a gathering with Forum of Religious Harmony (FKUB) that commit to create a safe situation and not influenced with Tolikara incident.
“FKUB has agreed to the same incident would not be happened here,” he said. (*/rom)


5) Freeport Indonesia Set on Continuing Talks With Govt. After Missing Permit Deadline

Jakarta. Freeport Indonesia, the local unit of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan, remains hopeful to secure an export permit from the government after missing Saturday’s deadline. The speed bump effectively halted the company’s exports, putting its mining production at risk.
“There’s is no definite cancellation yet,” Freeport Indonesia spokesman Riza Pratama said last Monday. “We are still discussing the matter with the government. Hopefully, we can reach a deal in the near future.”
Freeport Indoneisa last week submitted a request to export 575,000 tons of copper concentrate from its Grassberg mine in Papua for the next six months. Under previous permits, the company was allowed to export 756,000 metric tons of concentrate from January through July 2014 and 580,000 metric tons of concentrate in the same period this year.
The government had previously instructed the miner to build a smelter in the country, promising to grant export permits based on progress the company makes in the plant’s construction.
Bambang Gatot Ariyono, coal and mineral director general at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, said Freeport has yet to complete 60 percent of the smelter and spend the corresponding budget.
“So, we cannot grant the permit, and [Freeport Indonesia's] exports will stop [on Jul. 25],” Bambang said.
Still, both parties are scheduled to continue talks on Monday, giving the company as much time as it needs to fulfill its obligation, Bambang added.

6) Freeport’s Export Permit Expires on 25 July 2015
Jayapura, Jubi – PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) said it hoped the Indonesian Government will soon issue an extension of export permit for copper concentrates since it was only valid for six months and would expire on July 25.
Freeport Indonesia spokesperson Riza Pratama said the company has met all requirements to get a permit extension, including progress on the smelter project in Indonesia for the last six months and its plans for next six months.
“Of USD 2.3 billion of investment on smelter, up to now our expenditure has met the target of development plan and in accordance with government’s regulation on smelters,” Pratama said as reported Investor Daily on Wednesday (22/7/2015).
Furthermore, he said PTFI also has credited a deposit of USD 115 million since last year in State-owned Bank. It is the evidence of its concern on smelter project according to Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 11 2014 on Procedures and Requirements on Implementation Referral of Mineral Processing and Purifying Overseas Sales.
While related to Freeport’s export permit,  the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said separately said the President Jokowi asked him to follow the applied regulation namely Regulation No.4 2009 about coal and mineral.
“The extension of new contract of work can be done before the contract expires and it’s not admit the term IUPK. We still refer to regulation. But don’t forget that Freeport still has contract that valide to 2021. So there is no reason to slow down the operation,” said Sudirman Said on Wednesday (22/7/2015).
He admitted the government will extend the MoU with PTFI with two conditions, however he only mentioned one, namely PTFI must demonstrate a commitment of planning and fund absorbing untul 60% within the last six months.
If the requirement was fulfiled, he said the government could extend the copper concentraces export permit for PTFI. “So it should demonstrate its commitment to absorp 60% of trilions of funds. I will check the exact figures. And from the figures, I checked that the outstanding is less than USD 50 million,” he said.
He admitted to already discuss about those requirement with the President Joko Widodo. According to him the president advised the permit extension could be issued if Freeport could meet the requirements. However, he said the governemnt would not just terminate the Freeport’s contract but it wants to ‘escort’ PTFI’s investment. The government is also pomping up the investment, thus it’s not make sense to just let go the investment. According to him, it’s only about legal sceme.
Meanwhile Freeport McMoran CEO James Moffett has met the Indonesian President at Presidential Palace on Thursday (2/7/2015). The meeting was reported as Freeport’s commitment to stay operating in Indonesia with a commitment to invest USD 18 billion. USD 2.5 billion is alocated for smelter project according to Mineral Resources Law No. 4 2009. In addition, Freeport also plans to build the greatest underground gold mining in the world. (Victor Mambor/rom)

7) Papua Councilor Casts Doubts on Papua Police Chief’s Performance
Jayapura, Jubi – Various violent incidents that occurred in Papua under Inspector General (Pol) Yotje Mende as Papua Police chief raised questions about his performance, said Emus Gwijangge, member of commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Politics, Governance, Security, Law and Human Rights.
Gwijangge said the shooting case that killed four students in Paniai and wounded dozens of civilians on December 8, 2014 and then, cases of mass dissolution of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Yahukimo are examples of Mende’s poor leadership.
“The case of Mimika which is the shooting of civilians in Dogiyai by unidentified person (OTK) as mentioned by police, and the latest incident is in Tolikara. In the incident, there are 12 people shot, 11 wounded and one 15-year-old teeneger, Toni Wanimbo, died, “Emus Gwijangge said on Wednesday (22/07/2015)
He urged the police chief and the local military chief to be replaced because they have failed to provide security to the people, and put a damper on the situation.
“That need to be clarification is Musholla was burned, as a result of the fire that burned several stalls and spread to Musholla, not burned. I was there, so I know. People do not intend to burn Mushola . During this time, there was never a religious issue. This is negligence on the part of security, “he said.
He said, media should not exaggerate Tolikara incident. Media should not only highlights the fire and ignore to cover the shooting of civilians.
“Why media only reported the fire problem. Though there are 11 people were wounded by shot and one child of 15 years died. If problems burning buildings, government can wake up. But the value of human life is way important, “he said.
Member of Commission I of the DPRP Laurenzus Kadepa said, due to exaggerating news, Papuan students and people of Papua who live outside Papua are threatened. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)

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