Thursday, August 13, 2015

1) El Nino Threatens Crop Failure in Merauke

2) Church Demands Jayapura Police Chief Deputy be Fired over Sunday Raid

3) HIPMI Explores Trade Opportunities in PNG

4) Military Prisoners Granted Sentence Cuts

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1) El Nino Threatens Crop Failure in Merauke

 
Jayapura, Jubi – A total of 8,874 hectares of ricefields in Merauke are threatened by the effects of a natural phenomenon known as El Nino, marked by rising seawater temperatures in several regions in the world.
El Nino has in the past resulted in harvest failure due to lack of irrigation.
“The drought is affecting 85 percent of 42 thousand hectares of paddy farming area in Merauke, while it has less impacted to other regencies. If it is so, it wasn’t too significant. Of 13,156 hectares of farming area, a total of 8,874 hectares is endangered of crop failure and 400 hectares were already damaged,” the Head of Plantation and Horticulture Office of Papua Province, Winarto told Jubi on Tuesday (11/8/2015).
To overcome this problem, the plantation and horticulture office is currently relying on pumping system that is applied by tide. “But it can not provide the thorough irrigation because it uses the brackish water or we can use it if the level of salt is sufficient,” he said.
Related to production, Winarto admitted about the crop failure in this season would not affect the production because his office has anticipated it earlier in last production. About artificial rain, Winarto will continue to propose it to the Central Government. However, referring to the contribution of Papua’s production at national level that is less than 1 percent, the government likely will more focus to other regions in Western Indonesia. (Sindung Sukoco/rom)
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2) Church Demands Jayapura Police Chief Deputy be Fired over Sunday Raid

Jayapura, Jubi – The church has demanded Papua Police toremove the Jayapura deputy police chief ( Wakapolres) be fired over a raid carried out by dozens of officers around the Kingmi Church in Doyo Baru, Jayapura regency on Sunday (09/08/2015).
One of the assemblies of Ninom church, Nikius Bugiangge said Jayapura police chief deputy is responsible for the action. He said, Wakapolres should be removed because he ordered the search.
“We’ve asked and he said he sent them and this is not right and unacceptable. If the other days might be understandable, but this happened on Sunday, when the people were worshiping. It was a day of worship of Christians and must be respected, ” Nikius said via telephone to the Jubi on Tuesday (11/8/2015).
According to him, the church has written to the Papua Police and Christians of various churches in Papua will hold a peaceful demonstration at the local police. Papua Police must apologize, and explain to the public as well as remove local police chief deputy, he said.
“When police officers ransacked residents’ housing, they came as if they want to fight or look for terrorists. Some entered through the window when I could not open the doors of homes. In fact there are sick people threatened with a weapon. What does it mean?, “member of Papua Legislative Council said.
Previously, Rev. Yones Wenda who lead worship when shakedown said police entered the church when worship took place. Police surrounded the houses behind the new church that has not been inaugurated.
“At home, some family are sick. Police immediately held-arms of the front door, back door and windows. Family homeowners who are ill at gunpoint and told to stand up straight. They did not show a warrant and did not say their goal, “said Rev.Yones to Jubi, on Sunday (09/08/2015).
He further said local police chief deputy ordered his members to conduct a search for weapons and HP’s home burgled. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)
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3) HIPMI Explores Trade Opportunities in PNG


“We’ve done the audience with the parties a few times to open our access to overseas in this case PNG, so that our Papua entrepreneurs can develop their business in the area,” chairman of the Foreign Cooperation Association Yance Mote said to Jubi in Abepura on Monday (11/08/2015).
This aims to help Papuan entrepreneurs to compete with foreign businessmen in the ASEAN Community by 2020. “We want to establish international trade cooperation to face the ASEAN Community, but on the other hand we are also challenged with MSG. Papua and PNG are Melanesian people that coexist in one big island, “he said.
Therefore, Papua Association seeks the opening of the trade route between Papua and PNG. “Well, that’s our intention to meet with the head of the Border and Foreign Cooperation. Before we also had an audience with the DPRP in this case the chairman of Papua Legislative Council “Yance Mote said.
Therefore, he hoped entrepreneurs can conduct cooperation in terms of trade with PNG in which the distance and travel time shorter than Malaysia and the Philippines. “If we could get in there, why not? Do not let the monopoly of trade conducted by other States, while we can empower our own brothers, “Yance Mote said.
During the meeting, head of Border welcomes the intent and purpose of Papua Association for trade cooperation in this case the distribution of basic food and others “I strongly support it, I will communicate with the governor of Papua so that the future could have a dialogue with the consultant in PNG,” Susi Wanggai said. (Roy Ratumakin/ Tina)

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4) Military Prisoners Granted Sentence Cuts

Papua’s Law and Human Rights Office’s correctional division head Johan Yarangga told Jubi, on Tuesday (10/8/2015) that those who have permanent legal status as a convict would be granted sentence cuts.
“The military has just asked for remissions for their members who are convicts this year,” he said.
Separately, chief of Information Military Command (Kapendam) XVII / Cenderawasih, Lt Col Tegus PR to Jubi said, until now the military has not known about the remissions mentioned.
“I do not know, I’ll check it first whether there is a remission or not. I’ll give you a call again, ” he said via cell phone.
Until this news was released, there has been no official information related to how many military prisoner will grant remission. (Roy Ratumakin/ Tina)
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