Thursday, December 17, 2015

I) 1NDONESIA’S STATE INTELLIGENT AGENCY (BIN) CHIEF TO VISIT SENTANI PHARAA MARKET

I) 1NDONESIA’S STATE INTELLIGENT AGENCY (BIN) CHIEF TO VISIT SENTANI PHARAA MARKET
2) 125 EMPLOYEES LAID OFF, PARLIAMENT THREATENS TO EXPELL PT. REDPATH FROM PAPUA
3) LEGISLATOR URGES GOVERNOR TO CHANGE SPECIAL AUTONOMY FUND SHARING SCHEME
4) MIMIKA GOVERNMENT URGED TO RESOLVE LAND ISSUES

5) RADIOLOGY EQUIPMENT AT YOWARI HOSPITAL DAMAGED
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I) 1NDONESIA’S STATE INTELLIGENT AGENCY (BIN) CHIEF TO VISIT SENTANI PHARAA MARKET
Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesia’s State Intelligent Agency (BIN) Chief Lieutenant General (ret) Sutiyoso visited the construction of Sentani Pharaa Traditional Market in Sentani, Jayapura Regency on Tuesday.
Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw and some regional officials including BIN Papua Chief Brigadier General Handy accompanied Sutiyoso.
During his tour, he talked with native women traders known as mama-mama Papua and bought some cork fish, vegetables, taros and bettle nuts for a hundred rupiahs.
What is your message to Mr. President, mam?” he asked one of native women traders at Pharaa Market.
“I want a decent place to sell my products,” she answered.
Then Sutiyoso monitored the progress of the construction of Pharaa Market initiated by the President Joko Widodo upon his visit last year.
He spent about an hour at the market listening the explanation from Jayapura Regent about market building that designed using the Papuan ornaments. After visiting the Pharaa Market, Sutiyoso and other officials went directly to Jayapura City to meet and talk with Papuan community leaders at one of famous restaurant at Jayapura City.
On his visit, he was accompanied by the expert staff of the Ministry of Information Technology Ir. Woro Indah Widiastuty, Director of Special Telecommunication, Public Broadcasting and Universal Obligation of the Minister of Information Technology Bachtiar Manurung, and Acting Sestama BNPP Eko Subowo, the Head Water Resources Development Sub-unit of the Minister of Agriculture Ir. Priyono and the Secretary General of PUPR Ministry Taufik Widjoyono Budi Suyanto. (*/rom)
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2) 125 EMPLOYEES LAID OFF, PARLIAMENT THREATENS TO EXPELL PT. REDPATH FROM PAPUA
Jayapura, Jubi – A Papua legislator warned PT. Redpath Indonesia, a Freeport Indonesia affiliated company, to immediately rehire 125 employees who were fired in May, or face expulsion from Papua.
Wilhelmus Pigai said most of these employees are Papuans. Further he said the company is a foreign company that comes to exploit the Papua’s natural resources.
“I ask the company to rehire those employees unconditionally. If it has no good intention, we will take another way. It would be in the black list if necessary,” Pigai said on Tuesday (15/12/2015).
He said he already met with the employees. They confessed that they were fired because of doing a strike some times ago. At that time, the employees demanded the company to pay their bonus as promised. However, the company considered their action was illegal.
“They were fired without recognition from the Court. In accordance to the Manpower Regulation No 13 Year 2003, contract termination should be terminated by legal process at the Court. The employees are the Indonesian citizens and have rights to express their aspiration,” he said.
The company, according to him, has pledge a bonus for the employees during the huge protest of Freeport’s workers some times ago. At that time, PT. Redpath Indonesia asked its employees for not being involved in the rally. Those who were not participated into the demonstration would be provided with bonus. But up to now it was not given and becomes the reason of the employees’ strike several months ago.
“Other Freeport’s affiliation companies such as KCP, Hero and so on provided bonus to their employees who were not involved in the demonstration. Redpath is exceptional. We have reported to the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council and he already sent the letter to PT. Redpath with copies to the president, minister of manpower, Indonesian House of Representative and other related stakeholders,” he said.
He said if the company ignored the letter from Papua Legislative Council, the parliament would take this case to the Central Government. “If the company has no good intention, we will take action. Mimika Regent and other institutions have sent the letter asking the company to rehire those employees but it was ignored,” he said.
The Chairman of Papua Legislative Council Yunis Wonda said the parliament marked three points in the letter sent on 10 December 2015 to PT. Retpath. He said Contract Termination of 125 employees is against the Regulation No. 13/2003 and Regulation No. 2/2004 about the settlement of industrial disputes.
“In addition, according to Papua Special Autonomy Law and Papua Provincial Regulation No.4/2003 about the Employment, the company operated in Papua should able to develop and prioritize the indigenous Papua,” said Wonda.
According to him, for the two reasons, the Papua Legislative Council asked PT. Redpath to rehire the fired 125 employees unconditionally. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
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3) LEGISLATOR URGES GOVERNOR TO CHANGE SPECIAL AUTONOMY FUND SHARING SCHEME


Jayapura, Jubi – A legislator from PPP, Nason Utty, urged Papua Governor Lukas Enembe to change the current Special Autonomy fund sharing scheme to regencies/municipality.
“The governor’s policy actually indicate the kindness of Lukas Enembe, but the regents and major misused it. The money never reached communities. Better to withdraw the money to overcome the existing problems,” he said in Jayapura on Tuesday (15/12/2015).
He said the fund sharing scheme of 80 percent to regencies/municipality and 20 percent to province is not effective and more likely to be exploited for political interests.
“The scheme of 30-70 or 40-60 percent is fine. Let’s us pray that the governor could be wise on this for clear reason, because some regents in certain regencies used this fund for their political activity, thus the money transferred was used for other purpose,” he said.
Utty further asked for supports from the entire parliament’s fractions to endorse the governor to change his policy. “It should be changed in 2016, I expect the supports from other fractions because the regents are not able to apply this policy. The Commission V has submitted this issue to the Budgetary Body. This is a political decision, the decision is on the hand of fractions,” he said.
He also explained that since the implementation of 80-20 schemes in 2014, the Provincial Government had difficulties to monitor the expenditure because most of funds were transferred to the regional governments. Therefore, he underlined the portion of fund sharing for provincial government must be larger than regional government to support the provincial monitoring and evaluation on budget expenditure that would be ended in 2021.
“Activities always depend on budget. No budget, no activity. Moreover if it has connection with the public services,” he said. (*/rom)
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4) MIMIKA GOVERNMENT URGED TO RESOLVE LAND ISSUES


Timika, Jubi – Dozens of owners of customary land rights rallied to demand payment for the use of land by Mimika regency.
Chief of Wania and Kaugapu, James Yawa said 17 customary rights onwers complained about part of land used by the government, compensation of which has not been resolved.
“I demand the government pay for the land used for the construction of government assets because until now some of indigenous peoples’ territories until have not been paid at all, “he said in Timika on this week.
Some of the land that has not been resolved are the General Cemetery (TPU) in Kamoro Jaya (SP 1), land development office of Regent at Poros Asri Jalan Limau (SP 5), and 17 places used as the construction of government buildings and offices.
“Basically, we support the development but the government must resolve the land issue first, “said Yakobus.
Other customary owner, Urbanus Yafom said since 2013 it has addressed this case but it was ignored.
Indigenous legal counsel office, Elesius Awiyut told reporters that the incumbent office area has been measured covering 106 hectares. The Government has issued a certificate, but the release of land has not been done.
“The problem of this land has been reported to the Interior Minister and the Governor of the Province. In 2013 the governor ordered the Mimika government to make payments, only until now has not been done, “said Elesius.
“We are here because the government does not recognize the court’s decision so that we are demanding,” he continued.
Assistant III for Administration, Yohanis Kasamol hoped the owners of customary rights to not ask for payment in this month. Surely, the government will complete the payment but not this month because it is about to close the book in 2015. (Eveerth)
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5) RADIOLOGY EQUIPMENT AT YOWARI HOSPITAL DAMAGED


Sentani, Jubi – Repair work for equipment at the radiology unit of Yowari hospital remains unclear.
A number of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital was then forced to be referred to another hospital because scan equpment at the Radiology unit of Yowari hospital is broken.
“Yes, radiology cat scan is broken, so we are unable to check patients with severe accidents, ” said dr.Christhin who was on duty in the ER on Monday (14/12/2015).
She further said this condition is very worrying for people who seek treatment here.
Meanwhile in a separate place Bastian Felle’s mother brought her son by using a wheelchair to get to the ER. .
“Because this hospital has no photo facilities, forced us to go to another hospital. We had got the result and now my son is under treatment, “she said. (Engel Wally)
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