Thursday, June 16, 2016

1) KNPB Claims Police Detain 1,004 Members


2) Jubi Journalists Told to Coordinate Reporting Agenda with Police

3) EU Welcome Investment in Papua

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1) KNPB Claims Police Detain 1,004 Members
16 June 2016
Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Committee claimed that more than 1,000 of its members have been detained by police during a rally on Wednesday to oppose the Human Rights Investigation Team set up by the Ministry of Political, Legal and Security Affairs on(15/6/2016).
“All were detained. We are now at Jayapura Police Office. There are 1,004 activists. They are still being questioned at the Police’s office,” Chairman of KNPB Sentani Region Alan Halitopo told Jubi on Wednesday (15/06/2016).
He said the Police arrested them because they did not have a permit for the rally.
But KNPB said they were likely to be released after being questioned.
Bazoka Logo, Central KNPB spokesperson told today the Police broke its record of arrests against Papuans.
“The colonial government made a record of highest detention,” he said. This detention proved Indonesia is no longer democratic State.
Separately, Jayapura Police spokesperson Imam Rubianto they questioned 600 people and released them shortly after “They have been released this afternoon, at five o’clock. Cellphones that were seized by the Police have been returned as well,” he said.
Papua police spokesman Patridge Renwarin said police localised the demonstrators to limit their movements. He added no one was arrested.
The police action was backed by Atmadji Sumarkdijo, an aide of Chief Security Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, who is set to visit the province today. (Benny Mawel/rom)
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2) Jubi Journalists Told to Coordinate Reporting Agenda with Police

16 June 2016


                                                                           Illustrated
Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura Police Deputy Chief Police Commissionaire Arnold Tata warned two Jubi journalists Benny Mawel and Zely Ariane to make early coordination with the Police while covering a rally by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Sentani Region on Wednesday (15/6/2016). 
 
Both took photographs and video for reportage and followed the protesters who were arrested and taken to Jayapura Police Office.
Riding a motorcycle, both journalists intended to cover the arrests at the Police station, but an officer stopped them in front of the station.
An officer from the Sabara Unit warned the two that their journalistic activity was considered intrusive.
Mawel explained that as a journalist, based on the Press Law, they have the right to do their job without restrictions.
But the Police did not want to listen any further.
Deputy Police Chief Tata said KNPB rally was illegal, so reporting is not required.
To calm down the tension, he asked both to enter the Police station to talk with Jayapura Police spokesperson, Inspector Imam Rubianto who then asked permission to photocopy their ID and press cards.
He said during the time the Police considered Jubi is less coordinated with the Police in Sentani area, less participated in such activities carried out by Jayapura Police.
“In many activities held by Jayapura Police, other media came to participate, while Jubi has never been there,” he said while pointing the photographs of their activities hanging on the wall of his office’s lobby.
He also asked Jubi to be more cooperative with the Police related to the reporting agenda. He didn’t question about the reporting done by both journalists today, but he only wanted Jubi to coordinate with Jayapura Police Public Relation.
Jubi Editor-in-chief Dominggus Mampioper said there is no obligation for reporters to do early coordination with the Police in doing coverage.
“Journalist is assigned to cover the fact of ongoing event, and KNPB rally was real happening, doesn’t matter if it was legal or not we should keep reporting it,” said Mampioper. (Victor Mambor/rom)
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3) EU Welcome Investment in Papua

15 June 2016
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Vice Governor Klemen Tinal invited the European Union to invest in various sectors in Papua.
“Papua is open for everyone. So, go ahead,” Tinal told reporters after receiving the EU Ambassador at his office in Jayapura.
Papuan people must learn to accept other people, furthermore Papua is currently becoming part of free trading or that is usually called the ASEAN Economic Community (MEA).
“Papuans must learn to accept the outsiders, because the world is global now,” he said.
He added the Papua Provincial Government is strongly supporting the programs that bring a good impact –whether it is direct or indirect, such as environmental and energy programs.
“However, for those who want to invest in Papua, they must obey the existing rules and regulations,” said Tinal.
Earlier, the EU Ambassador Vincent Guérend with the Director of the EU Partnership for Indonesia Franck Viault and the EU Program Manager Giovanni Serritella visited the Papua Provincial Government on Monday (13/6/2016).
The mission purpose of the ambassador and delegates to Papua is to monitor the implementation of Participatory Monitoring by Civil society of Land-use Planning for Low Emission Development strategies (ParCiMon) Project that has been running in three regencies Jayapura, Merauke and Jayawijaya in order to achieve the low-emission base development and the attempt to contribute towards the low-emission base development in Indonesia.
“This mission is the EU’s follow up in supporting the sustainable green development in Papua,” Guérend told reporters in Jayapura.
Through ParCiMon Project, he explained, Papua Provincial Government, in particular three working regencies and the EU have had the partnership in strengthening the local capacity so that the local stakeholders could do planning, implement and conduct monitoring and evaluation on green sustainable development activities.
“For four years of the implementation period, ParCiMon Project was implemented by partners consisting of World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) Papua (PLCD-TF), Brawijaya University and YALI Papua,” he said. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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