Thursday, February 11, 2016

1) KNPB Denies Gun-Wielding Man its Member

2) Three Inmates Escape from Wamena Prison 
3) YAPKEMA Introduces Local Meeuwodide Coffee to Global Market
4) Indigenous Papuans Should Decided Freeport’s Future, says Legislator 
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1) KNPB Denies Gun-Wielding Man its Member
1 hair ago Victor Mambor

Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) rejected police allegations that a student who pointed a gun at an officer was a KNPB supporter. The Police arrested the 20-year-old man for allegedly threatening Second Police Brigadier Ritonga with a gun in Sentani on Monday (1/2/2016). “What is the evidence if he is KNPB partisan? We are not a criminal organization. Rather offending KNPB, the Police better to cover the violence cases. We all knew there are many cases of violence against Papuans that have not yet revealed by the police investigators,” the KNPB General Secretary, Ones Suhuniap said on Tuesday (9/2/2016).
He added it is clear those who have guns in the town are only the Police or Military personnel. “Accusing without giving evidence is only reflecting the Police’s inability to reveal the roots of conflict and violence in Papua. I think it is connected with the attempt to criminalize the peace struggle of Papuan people, including to categorize this struggle into the act of terrorism,” said Suhuniap.
Earlier, Papua Police Spokesperson, Senior Police Commissionaire Partridge Renwarin told Antara News Agency the armed robbery was occurred when Ritonga slipped from his motorcycle at right behind the car carrying SL. SL came out of the car and pointed his gun to Ritonga who’s officer of Jayapura Police, then ran away. The Police chased him and arrested him at Sentani Airport surrounding area. To reporters, Renwarin explained the interim investigation reported SL is KNPB partisan and now is still under further investigation to determine the origin of the gun. “The type of FN gun of perpetrator had three bullets,” added Renwarin.(Victor Mambor/rom)
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2) Three Inmates Escape from Wamena Prison 
1 hair ago Victor Mambor

Women, Jubi – Three prisoner escaped from the Wamena penitentiary through the main gate on Thursday (4/2/2016), police said, in yet another such case to occur in Papua. Jayawijaya Police Deputy Chief Police Commissionaire Fransiskus E. Elosak visited the prison to investigate and conducted a search of the entire premises. He looked upset after he was told three people escaped, not two as initially reported. He directly instructed his personnel to do hunting and investigating the prison’s guards.
“We can not suspect there is an intention or not, but the incident was occurred too frequent and they were not escaped by the back door but the front door. It seems the prison has not proper management and it must be improved. We have told them for many times but we certainly don’t know whether they have done any change or not,” Deputy Chief told reporters at Wamena Prison on Tuesday (9/2/2016). He added this incident is possibly to be happened again if nothing improvement was set. He also asked the Wamena Prison to cooperate with the Jayawijaya Police in doing guards at Wamena Prison. He also explained when the incident was occurred; there were only two guards on duty; one to guard at front and one to guard on the back.
According to Jayawijaya Deputy Chief, when the guard wanted to enter the prison, he was pushed from inside by prisoners that ultimately escaped from the prison. “In other places, if the prisoners were escaped, the security system would immediately improved, but in here, after all these incidents, everything still remains the same,” he said. Meanwhile, Jayawijaya Crime and Investigation Department Chief, Adjunct Police Commissionaire I Wayan Laba added the escapees are troubled criminals of community. He worried they would act the same crimes as before, such as grabbing without hesitate to wound their victims. So far there is no official statement from Wamena Prison related to the incident. When it was occurred, the Wamena Prison Chief was not in his office. (Islami/rom)
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3) YAPKEMA Introduces Local Meeuwodide Coffee to Global Market
2 hair ago Victor Mambor

YAPKEMA director, Hanok Herison Pigai introducing coffee seedlings to coffee farmer – Jubi

Paniai, Jubi – YAPKEMA (Community Welfare Development Foundation) is seeking to introduce the local coffee of Meeuwodide, Paniai to national and global markets.
The Director of YAPKEMA, Hanok Horizon Pigai, said the foundation has run the program since 2006 to introduce the local coffee of Meeuwodide. “When we conducted an assessment to the community, they said we are late because they would gradually leave the coffee cultivation due to the market issue. We have worked together with the Oxfam New Zealand, they helped us to find a market,” he told Jubi in Enarotali, Paniai on Monday (8/2/2016). He said P-5 Moanemati was closed in 1996, from Makataka to Mapia. Lacking of market demands reduced the production of coffee. But due to promotion by YAPKEMA, the demands on Moanemani coffee has been popular in Jakarta. Now there are many demands for Paniai and Deiyai coffees from many parties.
“We do this promotion to sell the community’s product as well as to get buyers. Therefore we build a cafĂ© in Bogor,” he said. He disagreed if the local people were said for being lazy, because the local people at Meepago region were known as persistent and hardworking farmers. “The local wisdom is still existed, but the habit to spend money unwisely is also raised. Yes, because people are now turning consumptive because they are being spoiled with cash, rice for poor program, and so on. So their hard work motivation has changes and start to fade,” he said.
According to him, YAPKEMA has provided the coffee seeds in Dogiyai and Deiyai to attract the local people to get back on coffee cultivation. “We do not use the chemical fertilizer, but the mix of organic fertilizer and rice husk from Nabire. We also trained the local people to provide the coffee seeds based on the standard of Provincial Plantation Office. The officials have already visited on the ground and stated it has fulfilled the standard. With the training as well as the certification, we will ready in Deiyai and Dogiyai,” he said. Deiyai resident Martinus expressed his appreciation on the program. He expected the international community would recognize the local coffee. (Hengky Yeimo/rom)
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4) Indigenous Papuans Should Decided Freeport’s Future, says Legislator 
1 hair ago Victor Mambor

Jayapura, Jubi – Indigenous Papuans should be given the right to determine the future of PT Freeport Indonesia, Papuan legislator from Mimika electoral district, Wilhelmus Pigai, said. He warned the Central Government against ignoring Papuans, especially the landowners in discussing Freeport’s contract extension. “The Central Government shouldn’t extend the Freeport’s contract of work without involving the landowners. People must be given the authority to agree or disagree on the extension,” Pigai told Jubi by phone on Wednesday (9/2/2016). He said furthermore what is produced by Freeport came from the Papuan natural resources. That mining company is operating on the land of customary people. Those who affected by the mining activity are the local people not residents in the other Indonesian regions. “Papua has the Special Autonomy Law. Whatever it takes in Papua must refer to the Special Autonomy Law instead of the Law on Mineral, Energy and Coal or Government Regulation Number 77,” he said.
According to him, if the government –central, provincial and regional levels—neglected the landowners, thus the councilor would conduct a protest. “There are components in Papua that should be involved by the Central Government in negotiating the Freeport’s contract of work. It couldn’t be done by chance, couldn’t be decided on one side. It has a rule,” he said. Freeport McMoran Inc has submitted its request on six months export permit for about 1 million tones of copper concentrate, “ said an official of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Tuesday (26/1/2015). Freeport Indonesia, which operates one of world biggest copper mining in Papua, has been requested to pay deposit amounted US$ 530 million to build a new smelter in Indonesia in order to renew its export permit. “Freeport requested to export about 1 million tons of copper for next six months,” the Director of Mineral Department Mohammad Hedayat cited by Reuters. “They exported only 500 thousand tons of copper for the last six months –it’s under their export quota,” he added. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
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