Thursday, October 13, 2016

1) Calls Mount for Jokowi to Implement ‘Papua Roadmap’

2) Golkar Politician’s Home Targeted in Papua Bomb Attack
3) Another plane accident in Indonesia’s Papua
1) Calls Mount for Jokowi to Implement ‘Papua Roadmap
By : Alin Almanar | on 10:36 PM October 13, 2016

Jakarta. Calls are mounting for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to start implementing a proposed roadmap for reconciliation in Papua, with human rights activists claiming that he has failed to calm tensions in the restive province in the two years since he took office.
The Jokowi administration has been focusing on infrastructure development projects to boost the economy in Papua, where a decades-old insurgency has led to several cases of alleged human rights abuses.
Activists say the president's developmental approach could barely address the root causes of the tensions, with the insurgency apparently having shown no signs of abating.
They have repeatedly urged the government to start dialog in an attempt to resolve the situation, beside forging ahead with social and economic development.

The move includes implementation of the "Papua Roadmap" published by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in early 2009, with a series of inclusive dialogs in the province.
These dialogs should involve native Papuans, Indonesians from other regions, government officials and insurgents.
"The process can hopefully end with reconciliation," Papua Peaceful Network coordinator Neles Tebay told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday (13/10). "We hope the dialogs can dig deeper into the root causes of the conflict in the province."
LIPI based the roadmap on research conducted over four years, starting in 2004, during which researchers identified several main causes of conflict in the province.
These include failed development in education, health and the economy, discrimination and marginalization of native Papuans, state violence resulting in human rights abuses, as well as various different interpretations of the integration of the province into Indonesia in 1969.

"We should keep pushing for dialog if the aim is to achieve peace," Setara Institute deputy head Bonar Tigor Naipospos said. "It doesn't matter if the process fails. Failure doesn't mean that we should stop trying."
The Free Papua Organization (OPM) has frequently called for international support from the Melanesian community in the Pacific.
Rallies in support of the province's independence in parts of Indonesia have seen dozens of Papuans repressed by authorities in recent months.
"The chain of violence can only be broken through dialog," human rights advocate Benny Soesetyo said. "We still believe the president is a humanitarian who has the willingness to listen to the people through dialog."
2) Golkar Politician’s Home Targeted in Papua Bomb Attack
By : Robert Isidorus | on 6:46 PM October 13, 2016
Jakarta. A bomb was thrown at the home of Golkar Party politician Martinus Anthon Werimon in Jayapura, Papua, on Thursday morning (13/10) in an incident believed to be connected to next year's local election. No fatalities were reported in the alleged attack.
Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw said two unknown men on a motorcycle allegedly threw a homemade explosive device at the house, located inside a housing complex in Jayapura's Kotaraja subdistrict, at around 3 a.m.
A car and a fence were damaged in the explosion.
"We are still investigating the motive. If it is related to the local election, we will investigate further," Paulus said at the scene of the explosion on Thursday morning.
Police have collected debris from the explosion for further analysis at a forensic laboratory in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Paulus added.
Sr. Comr. Matius Fachiri, chief of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Papua, said the bomb was made from low-explosive materials that are often used for blast fishing, the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection.
Martinus, who is the acting secretary general of Golkar's provincial leadership board, called on the police to investigate the case and pursue the alleged mastermind behind the attack.
"As  secretary general of Golkar in Papua, this terror attack on me must be viewed in a very serious light," he said.
Jayapura will be among the 101 regions in Indonesia that will stage simultaneous local elections in February 2017.

3) Another plane accident in Indonesia’s Papua
6:05 pm on 13 October 2016

There's been another plane accident in Indonesia's Papua province after a Cessna skidded off a runway in the Highlands region.
Antara news agency reported that the Air Asia One aircraft skidded off the airfield at Ilaga in Puncak Jaya this morning.
After landing on its flight from Timika, the Cessna lost control and its wings were damaged.
Police say there were no casualties in the accident.
Ilaga was the scene of another light airplane crach in 2009 which killed ten people.
Today's accident is just the latest in a recent string of Indonesian air safety mishaps in Papua's mountainous interior.
Last month a Trigana Air plane touching down at Wamena in the Highlands slammed into the runway and lost its landing gear.
In June, a Cessna smashed into several houses near another Highlands airport, at Yahukimo.
In August 2015, a Trigana aircraft crashed in bad weather near Oksibil, killing twelve.

1 comment:

  1. Trigana plane crashed in Oksibil killed 54 people and not 12 people.