Thursday, February 4, 2016

1) OPM accuses police of staging arms find


2) WEST PAPUA POLITICAL UNITY TO DETERMINE PAPUAN FUTURE
3) PAPUA NEEDS DIALOGUE MORE THAN RAILWAY OR FREEPORT
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1) OPM accuses police of staging  arms find

thejakartapost.com, Jakarta | National | Thu, February 04 2016, 3:40 PM 
The Free Papua Movement (OPM) has denied that hundreds of rounds of ammunition, firearms and explosives confiscated by police during a raid on Wednesday night belonged to the organization, and have accused the authorities of staging the arms find.

OPM spokesman Saul J. Bomay said the OPM did not have the funds to purchase such an amount of weaponry.

"The raid was set up by the security forces to increase tension in Papua ," he told kompas.com on Thursday.

Officers from the Papua Police and Jayapura Police raided two houses in Pos VII and Doyo Baru in Sentani in Jayapura regency on Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. The owners of the properties have been identified as Werius Enumbi, 32, Dorce Enumbi, 48, and Simson Tabun, 31.

They are currently being questioned at Jayapura Police precinct.

In the raids police seized 241 rounds of ammunition, two firearms and a replica gun, four pipe-bombs, a flag of the West Papua National Committee, a laptop and a mobile phone, kompas.com reported.

OPM secretary general Anthon Tabuni claimed that the Indonesian Military (TNI) had staged many incidents purportedly involving the OPM, citing 10 Puncak Jaya residents described as OPM members who were reported to have surrendered to authorities last week.

Local media reported earlier this month that 10 former members of the OPM/National Liberation Army surrendered to the authorities and had requested amnesty from the government because they had grown weary of fighting.

Jayapura Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Sondang Siagian said the raids were a follow-up to case of illegal firearms possession by a college student named Roberth Sambon on Feb. 2. (rin)(+)
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2) WEST PAPUA POLITICAL UNITY TO DETERMINE PAPUAN FUTURE
Jayapura, Jubi – The union of West Papua political forces is a significant variable to determine the future of Papua in Indonesia and in Pacific as well, researcher Cahyo Pamungkas from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences said .
Speaking at the national seminar held by the Indonesian Institute of Science in Jakarta last week, he said now it depends on the Indonesian Government to response the Papua political movement. Indonesia should not avoid talking to Papua Diaspora because they are representatives of indigenous Papuans whose aspirations and desires have not been listened to and recognized in the Indonesian history.
“Politically, they have been elected in Papua Peace Conference 2011 or appointed as negotiator representing the people of Papua. The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and Indonesia are members of Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). If Indonesia is still claiming to be MSG member, consequently it must recognise ULMWP and invite it for dialogue,” said Cahyo.
He also considered it is necessary to assess whether some members of Free Papua Movement which had been reportedly to be surrender are members of West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), which is part of ULMWP or OPMs in question mark were established by certain parties.
“I think it needs a study whether it was real OPM that affiliated to OPM in the past. Additionally, accusing each violation in Papua is part of Diaspora political campaign is useless. Could no longer lie to the world what is happening in Papua. The ways to accuse without rational argument could not be accepted in the international world,” he said.
He said if Indonesia is still emphasizing the ‘military and racist approaches’ would harm its position in the political course in the international world. Indonesia should conduct dialogue and negotiation with West Papua Diaspora. “They are real aspirations of Papuans and leading the struggle of West Papuan people though they are in exile,” he said.
At the same place, the Indonesian legislator Tantowi Yahya warned the Indonesian Government to not discourage the Papua issues which is always becoming a warm discussion of Pacific countries that are members of MSG. MSG is not a cultural forum but a political forum. “The internationalization of Papua issues is something very worried. Not the result has seen. The countries whose interest to support Papua to be separated from the Republic of Indonesia,” he said.
At the same place, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Political, Legal and Defense Affairs for Domestic Political Affairs, Major General Yoedhi Swastono said ULMWP is the representative of Indonesian-Melanesian abroad while in the country the Indonesian Melanesian Community Brotherhood has been declared on 6 October 2015 in Ambon by five governors of Papua, Papua Barat, Maluku, North Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara.
“The Indonesian Melanesian Community Brotherhood is the cultural organization under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. So, it’s not true if said the Papua Diaspora abroad only representing the indigenous Papuans,” he said.
In general, it’s all about distrust of Papuans towards Jakarta and vice versa. “Jakarta doesn’t know how to create a grand design. It is said its key is dialogue. I agree with it,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
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3) PAPUA NEEDS DIALOGUE MORE THAN RAILWAY OR FREEPORT


Jayapura, Jubi – What is needed most in Papua is not the construction of railways or the extension of Freeport Indonesia’s contract, but a dialogue between Jakarta-Papua to seek a common ground, researcher for Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cahyo Pamungkas said.
Cahyo, speaking in a seminar held by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences last week, said the Indonesian government should not worry if later the aspiration for independent has risen in dialogue. Freedom is not necessarily defined as independence.
He said Muridan Wijoyo in his book ‘Papua Road Map’ published in 2004 explained for Papuans, freedom is big “F” rather than little “F”, for example how to let indigenous Papuans do planting without seeing the military. It is a form of freedom.
“Within dialogue, it could be negotiated when they asked for freedom. I think before building a railway and continue the Freeport’s contract; we should build the bridge of connection between Jakarta and Papua. It is more important than building a railway. How could we build the railway without a bridge to connect Papua and Jakarta? This gap must be faced,” he said.
He further thought the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) could become a forum of dialogue between Indonesia and Papua. Those who represented the indigenous Papuans are the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). The Indonesian Government must recognize it.
“The logic is the first whether the Indonesian Government recognize the MSG or not? If Indonesia recognized the MSG, it should automatically recognize the MSG members including ULMWP. In this contexts, both ULMWP and Indonesia are the MSG members,” he said.
It has two consequences. The organization that supports the MSG must be treated as legal organization. For example, the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), the Federal Republic of West Papua (NRFBP), the West Papua National Parliament (PNWP). The three organizations are pro-independence group and affiliated under ULMWP.
“ULMWP and Indonesia are both members of MSG. ULMWP should be recognized and embraced for dialog. It’s our opinion. Dialogue between Indonesia and Jakarta could be mediated by MSG which both Indonesia and ULMWP are the legal members of the organization,” he said.
Papua problem could not be solved with guns and economic development. It should be more than it: there is a problem of identity as well as the trauma of human right violations in the past. If those issues are not resolved, regardless what it takes; it would be difficult to settle the Papua problems.
“Perhaps this is the time to reopen books written by Dutch missionaries that said other nation could not resolve the Papua problems than Papuans themselves,” he said.
At the same place, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Political, Legal and Defense Affairs for Domestic Political Affairs, Major General Yoedhi Swastono said ULMWP is the representative of Indonesian-Melanesian abroad while in the country the Indonesian Melanesian Community Brotherhood has been declared on 6 October 2015 in Ambon by five governors of Papua, Papua Barat, Maluku, North Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara.
“The Indonesian Melanesian Community Brotherhood is the cultural organization under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. So, it’s not true if said the Papua Diaspora abroad only representing the indigenous Papuans,” he said.
In general, it’s all about distrust of Papuans towards Jakarta and vice versa. “Jakarta doesn’t know how to create a grand design. It is said its key is dialogue. I agree with it,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)
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