Monday, December 21, 2015


2) Indonesia, Australia Agree to Battle Terrorism
3) Indonesia, Australia Mull Regional Maritime Cooperation

Carrying banners and pamphlets “Expel Freeport, Save Papua”, they demanded PT. Freeport Indonesia fulfill their obligations to the customary landowners in gold and copper mining areas, including the tenureship payment amounted to Rp 400 trillion.
If not, the Freeport’s contract should not be extended for third time and this American company should check out of Papua, the protestors said.
Protest Coordinator Robert Natikime said in his speech that since the first contract, Freeport has not brought benefits to the landowners and communities around its mine are still living in poverty.
“When the first contract was signed in 1967, Freeport’s representative Forbes Wilson fooled our grandparents. He promised a lot of things but nothing been materialized. The third contract could not be executed if it wasn’t involved the landowners and Freeport must pay penalty on tenureship,” he said.
He said Freeport comes not to welfare the landowners in general and Papua in particular. But it presents to destroy the customary landowners to take control on their natural richness.
“Papua Legislative Council to immediately form a Special Committee on Freeport’s Contract. Freeport is responsible to the entire human rights violations occurred in Papua generally and in particular in Mimika since it’s been operated in 1967. Freeport’s Headquarters must be in Papua, instead of Jakarta,” he said.
The students were met with the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council, Yunus Wonda; the Chairman of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council, Elvis Tabuni, Papua legislators Laurenzus Kadepa, Kusmanto and Wilhelmus Pigai.
“We have not been able to determine the next step if we don’t know where we stand. We are waiting for Freeport’s respond. Sometimes ago the Papua Provincial Government proposed 17 points. It should be followed up first befire the new contract. The 17 points are to facilitate the interest of indigenous Papuans, in particular seven tribes of landowners,” said Wonda in front of protesters.
After the rally, Papua legislator Laurenzus Kadepa told Freeport to not only give a promise, but it has to have commitment to build the human resources of local community, besides paying compensation Rp 400 trillion to the landowners.
Now, two mountains at hundreds meters of height of Cartenz, Erstberg (1967-1987) and Grasberg (1988-2041), have damaged. While the law land of Amungsa Land (Mimika) is continuously containing the mining waste or tailing. But the polemic on Freeport’s contract and shares is continuously happened in Jakarta.
Ertsberg has been transformed into a lake named Wilson Lake after Forbes Wilson, the expedition leader of Freeport 1960 with the late Amungme leader Mozes Kilangin whose name given to the Timika International Mozes Kilangin Airport.
Forbes Wilson didn’t deny the role of Amungme leader in Freeport’s expedition along Amungme people to guarantee the expedition run smoothly and safety without the escort of the Dutch Army. The local people were simply tackling the security of Dutch and American expedition team for more than a month in April 1960.
Forbers Wilson wrote in his book “The Conquest of Copper Montain” confessed that Mozes Kilangin was a navigator as well as good negotiator and also kept monitor and escort him during the climb expedition to Erstberg.
If he was still alive, what would he said about the renegotiation of Freeport’s contract to extend their exploitation of copper, gold and silver mining at the Grasberg and Ertsberg in Papua until 2041.
All parties in Jakarta seem not paying attention and care about the Papuans, especially Kamoro and Amungme people. It’s similar with Freeport that doesn’t care about it at all since they have been operated in this land and after being expelled from Cuba when managing the sculpture mining. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
TUESDAY, 22 DECEMBER, 2015 | 13:38 WIB
2) Indonesia, Australia Agree to Battle Terrorism

TEMPO.COSydney - Indonesia and Australia have agreed to run a comprehensive strategy to fight against extremism and terrorism, as a result of 2+2 Forum meeting in di Sydney, Australia, and bilateral meeting in Jakarta. The two nations agreed to empower national capacity in the attempt to battle terrorism.
“This is to anticipate the growing of radicalism and terrorism trend across state border,” said Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi. Indonesia in the meeting emphasized the importance of combining military, religious, and social-cultural approach in battling terrorism.
The 2+2 also saw a memorandum of understanding between the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) Indonesia and the Department of Foreign Affair and Trade (DFAT) Australia. The MOU covers intelligent cooperation and improving inter-institution capacity.
Terrosism and extremism issues have been the center of the attention due to the recent tragic events happen all around the world including in Indonesia and Australia. The bilateral efforts to be reinforced include inteligent sharing, technical collaboration, and cyber security.
Both parties also agree on strengthening cooperation in education and training, information and analysis exchange, as well as technology capability through Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC).

TUESDAY, 22 DECEMBER, 2015 | 09:28 WIB
3) Indonesia, Australia Mull Regional Maritime Cooperation  
TEMPO.COSydney- Indonesia and Australia mulled possible regional maritime cooperation through bilateral collaboration during a meeting between foreign and defense ministers (2+2 dialogue) in Sydney, Australia, on December 21.
“The 2+2 meeting between Indonesia-Australia will hopefully bring forth regional maritime cooperation,” said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The dialogue was also attended by Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu as well as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Payne.
Two-plus-two dialogue is a bilateral mechanism involving Foreign and Defense Ministers to discuss strategic issues bilaterally. The meeting was focused on strengthening maritime cooperation that is expected to enhance regional cooperation, such as in East Asia Summit.
The maritime cooperation wil be focusing to improve sustainable maritime development, maritime security, connectivity, technology cooperation and handling of transnational crimes, such as illegal, undocumented and unreported fishing.
The meeting also discussed maritime cooperation in IORA. As the chairman of IORA for 2015-2017, the ministers agreed to support Indonesia in promoting maritime cooperation in IORA, including through creating IORA concord.
Besides maritime issue, the 2+2 meeting also discussed various strategic issues, such as eradicating extremism and terrorism, regional security and stability that includes the South China Sea and irregular migrant. 
Merauke, Jubi – Merauke Archbishop Mgr Nicolaus Adi Seputra urged the local government to have definite and clear targets in building the capacity of indigenous Papuans in the villages.
“Frankly, I am concerned about the indigenous Papuans’ life. Therefore, as ministry in the Southern Papua, I hope the local government have a real work target,” he said on last week.
He said he hoped if the target in number was achieved, people could see what have been done for indigenous Papuans for the next 25 years. Target, according to him, is not just a concept, but must be realized in practice.
“I take an example, in the next five years, how many Papuan doctors can be produced, as well as scholars in other sectors. At least there are results,” he said.
Another target needs to be achieved is infrastructure. For example in the next five years, 1000 kilometers of qualified asphalt roads for 50 years. So within a year, the road construction will be 200 kilometers.
Meanwhile Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka said within five years of his administration, twenties Marind youth have been sent for medical faculty. Next year, there are some would complete their studies and returned to devote themselves in this region.
In addition, the regent said ten Marind youth have been sent to Germany to continue their study.
“My target was actually to encourage the indigenous Papuans to have school since I was elected in 2011,” he said. (Frans L Kobun/rom)

Jakarta, Jubi – The Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia said based on their latest study on 22 ministries, four have lowest standards of public service and are categorized as red.
The four ministries are the Ministry of Defense (score 54.3), the Ministry of Religious Affairs (51.95), the Ministry of Social Affairs (50.5) and the Ministry of Education and Culture (49.5), reported the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia launched in Jakarta on last week.
Meanwhile six ministries that scored high standards of public service are the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Of the 15 institutions assessed, three are categorized in the red zone namely the National Narcotics Agency, the National Professional Certification Agency and Research and Applied Technology Agency.
Three others are considered to meet a compliance of high standards of public services (green zone) namely the Investment Coordination Board, Central Bureau of Statistics and the Policy Institute of Government’s Good and Service Procurement. While nine institutions were considered to meet a compliance of medium standard of public services.
For provincial level, there are 12 regions categories into lowest standard of public services, namely Papua, Papua Barat, Sulawesi Tenggara, Maluku, Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Jambi, Bengkulu, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Banten, Sulawesi Barat, Maluku Utara and Gorontolo. And three regions are categorized into high score that are Sulawesi Selatan, Jawa Timur and Kalimantan Selatan, while 18 provinces have medium scores.
Meanwhile for regional level, of 64 regencies, three regencies have the high scores for public services standard that are Kubu Raya, Deli Serdang and Tanah Laut. As many as 39 regencies have the lowest scores including Lombok Utara, Sigi, Mamuju, Boalemo, Majene, Maluku Tengah and Biak Numfor. Meanwhile 12 regencies have medium scores that are including Karangasem, Lahat, Gianyar, Aceh Tengah, Majalengka and Badung.
There are three municipalities to meet compliance of high standard of public service of 50 municipalities, namely Kota Pontianak, Kota Lubuk Linggau and Kota Yogyakarta. Meanwhile 19 municipalities are categorized into medium and 28 have low score.
The Head of Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia, Danang Girindrawardana in Jakarta on Wednesday (16/12/2015) said this result is a portrait of compliance in the public service that must be addressed to be improved by the government.
“President must take this as a serious concern,” he said.
Meanwhile the compliance of the public service standard has been mandated in the Law 25/2009 about Public Service. (*/rom)

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