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The Indonesian delegation: Patterned Pacific NGO Politics and not acting in good faith



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SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

The Indonesian delegation: Patterned Pacific NGO Politics and not acting in good faith



Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) will conduct a series of capacity building training for members PIDF and MSG in Indonesia and Fiji / Illustrations - pacificidf.org




Jayapura, Jubi - The government delegation of the Republic of Indonesia firmly rejected any outside interference to the domestic affairs of Indonesia, and considers that the allegations of human rights violations (HAM) in Papua of several individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) foreigners in the Pacific, based on bad faith good and politically motivated.

Statement of the Indonesian government, as stated in a press release reported by Antara, Wednesday (14/09/2016), reaffirmed its strategic position in the Pacific after the meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was new then.

The Indonesian delegation said that the Pacific is important for Indonesia, and vice versa Indonesia is also important for the Pacific. Back it asserted that Indonesia is part of the Pacific geographically and culturally, and as many as 11 million of the 240 million population of Indonesia has a cultural background Melanesia.

PIF communiqué responding to issues related to human rights abuses West Papua, the Indonesian delegation remains firmly rejected any outside interference against Indonesia's domestic affairs. He said he appreciated the PIF decision stating the sensitive issue of Papua to Indonesia, and no longer include the proposal to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Papua on the results of this year's communiqué.

The Indonesian delegation considers that the allegations of human rights violations (HAM) in Papua of several individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) foreigners, constituted by bad faith and politically motivated.

The Indonesian delegation also confirmed that Indonesia has a credible national mechanisms related to the promotion and protection of human rights.

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The Government of Indonesia is said to also remain committed to constructive cooperation with the PIF member countries, and Indonesia also strategically can be a bridge between Asia and the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.

In contrast, researchers Abdurrahman Wahid Centre (AWC), Dr. Budi Hernawan, which was confirmed some time ago, it deplores the attitude of the Indonesian government, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Ministry) that he did not want to be dictated foreigners but did not even have a clear policy offer.

"I think the Ministry of Foreign Affairs still like the old way through vote buying PNG and Fiji. Rejection of Foreign Affairs Ministry on deals 'fact-finding' and dialogue by MSG, on the one hand, wants to show that Indonesia does not want to be dictated, it's a line of government policy Jokowi, "said Budi long been researching and involved in advocacy issues of human rights violations in Papua ,

But he also stressed that the attitude of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would only reinforce the mobilization in the Pacific.

"These consequences are not the same disadarikah Kemenlu? The bid of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) concerning Papua Special Envoy also opposed them, so it is not clear what he wants, "he said.

In the end, said Budi, who happens not offer new policy for Papua but mere reactive activities.

As is known, during the June 2016 civil society groups, human rights activists, human rights lawyers, including the Commission I of the DPR Papua, pessimistic to reject the settlement of human rights abuses team formed by the government of Indonesia through Menkophukam last May.

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"This is a team formed by the government. I'm not sure. People who are in the team to make us pessimistic. Especially targeted this year several cases of alleged human rights violations in Papua can be completed, "said Secretary of Commission I of the DPR Papua, Mathea Mamoyau June.

The team was also rejected by the team working in the country ULMWP shortly after formed. "The team is just a ruse Jakarta to avoid the question of the international community in the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council and also divert opinions and avoiding questions the countries that are members of the Pacific Island Forum," according to Sam Awom represent ULMWP in the country ,

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In fact, the team formed by the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security (Coordinating Minister for Politics) is considered to be against the law.

"I consider that the establishment of the Integrated Team conducted by the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Politics contrary to Law No. 39 of 1999 on Human Rights and Law No. 26 Year 2000 on Human Rights Court. The decision was obvious neglect of duty and authority of the National Human Rights Commission which is already regulated by Law No. 39 of 1999 on Human Rights and Law No. 26 Year 2000 on Human Rights Court, "said Yan Christian Warinussy, a human rights lawyer in Papua, in the Forum Papua Lawyers Club (PLC) June. (*)
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