1) Dead Victims at Carstensz Pyramid in Papua Evacuated
TEMPO.CO, Timika - Two rescue helicopters were sent to evacuate the body of the hiker identified as Ahmad Hadi who died at the Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, on Tuesday, October 10. The helicopters flown to the scene were the Asian One Air and Airfast helicopters.
Head of Timika Search and Rescue (SAR) team Monce Brury said that both helicopters on 07:00 Eastern Indonesia Times, was dispatched to the Yellow Valley near Carstensz Pyramid, Papua. The evacuation team on both helicopters consists of the Timika SAR team and the Emergency Response personnel from Freeport Indonesia.
Monce said that the Asian One Air will evacuate the deceased meanwhile the team aboard the Airfast helicopter will evacuate the friends of the victim and their hiking equipment.
Papua Police Spokesman Commissioner AM Kamal said that Ahmad Hadi died because of his illness on Sunday evening of October 8. “Based on the information we received, the victim died from his illness. It is believed to be because of hypoxia during his descent from the Carstensz Pyramid on the same day at roughly around 21:00 Eastern Indonesia Times,” said Kamal.
Ahmad Hadi is said to have hiked the Papua's mountain together with a foreign national from Norwegia Beathe Johannssen and another Indonesian hiker Aris; they started their ascend on Thursday, October 5. Ahmad Hadi lived in Kampung Baru, Jakarta.
2) Papua Police Identify Potential Threats Toward Regional Election
TEMPO.CO, Semarang - Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said that his institution has already mapped out conflict potential regions ahead of the 2018 Regional Head Elections. Police have also mapped out public figures that can potentially spark conflicts.
“Other than regional mapping, we have also mapped out certain public figures,” said Boy at the Semarang Police Academy on Tuesday, October 10. Police are focusing on the preparation for conflict prevention.
The regional elections in Papua will be held simultaneously on June 27, in seven cities and districts.
The preparation for the Papuan regional elections has been under police spotlight since the National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian includes Papua and West Java as conflict-prone regions during the elections.
Despite prioritizing a much more persuasive approach towards conflict solving, police have stated that they will handle suspects of public unrest firmly. Boy said that there were many cases of mass mobilization in the 2017 regional elections, therefore, he hopes that it will not happen again in the 2018 regional election. ARKHELAUS WISNU TRIYOGO
3) Papua election to cost Rp 1t: KPU
Nethy Darma Somba The Jakarta Post
Jayapura | Tue, October 10, 2017 | 05:41 pm