Monday, October 23, 2017

1) LEGISLATOR: BANNING OF MORNING STAR NOKEN DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE


2) Weekend Shootings in Papua Leave Officer Dead, Six Wounded
3) Ministry Probes Alleged Pollution by Freeport
4) KOROWAI PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE AS CITIZEN
5) CUSTOMARY COUNCIL OF PAPUA EXTEND GRATITUDE TO PACIFIC COUNTRIES
6) MORE THAN HALF OF APBD MIMIKA GOES TO PARLIAMENTARY MEMBERS
7) BACK TO HIS VILLAGE, AUGUSTINE HELP TO BUILD MAMA PAPUA MARKET

8) PAPUAN LEGISLATORS CALL JAYAPURA REGENCY’S PROSECUTOR PICK-SELECT
-------------------------------------------




1) LEGISLATOR: BANNING OF MORNING STAR NOKEN DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE
                                              Illustration of Mama Papua selling Noken – IST


—————————————————————————

2) Weekend Shootings in Papua Leave Officer Dead, Six Wounded
By : Telly Nathalia | on 5:56 PM October 23, 2017

Jakarta. Six members of the Papua Police's Mobile Brigade, or Brimob, and a civilian were shot by gunmen in Utikini, Tembagapura district, on Saturday (21/10) and Sunday. One of the officers succumbed to his injuries.
Papua Police spokesman Adj. Sr.  Commr. Suryadi Diaz told the Jakarta Globe on Monday that four officers were wounded in an exchange of fire on Utikini bridge with gunmen believed to be by Sabinus Waker.
Tembagapura is about an hour's drive from the Grasberg mine operated by Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of United States mining giant Feeport-McMoRan.
The incident took place following a police hunt after a similar incident on Saturday that wounded two officers. Second Brig. Berry Pratama Putra died on the way to a hospital in Freeport, Suryadi said.
"This afternoon the body of Second Brig. Berry Pratama Putra was sent to Bengkulu, where he came from," Suryadi explained.
Police said the hunt for Sabinus's group started on Saturday, after gunmen shot a Freeport contractor's employee.
Investigators believe that Sabinus and his men are responsible for all three incidents, Suryadi said. The group reportedly consists of 20 people.

———————————————


MONDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2017 | 17:00 WIB
3) Ministry Probes Alleged Pollution by Freeport

TEMPO.COJakarta - The Environment and Forestry Ministry has completed an environmental inspection of Freeport Indonesia's operations in Mimika, Papua. The examination is a follow-up on the audit results by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in May.
The ministry's law enforcement Director General Asrul Ridho Sani said the examination was conducted by 20 observers. The team has now returned to Jakarta to prepare the inspection report. But Asrul said he did not know the preliminary results.
"I have not received the report yet," he told Tempo last week.
He was reluctant to predict when the inspection report, would be completed, but said that if there are violations the Ministry would take action against Freeport in accordance with the prevailing rules.
BPK said Freeport polluted the environment because there are mine wastes that spilled into the sea. The pollution, according to BPK, came from the modified ajkwa deposition area (ModADA) that could not accommodate the waste's discharge because the waste container in the pool area had been buried by the mines' sand excess.
The BPK said that potential loss from environmental damage reaches Rp185 trillion. The greatest damage comes from the sea, which is estimated to incur Rp166 trillion.
BPK also accuses Freeport of violating the Forestry Law for utilizing 4,535.93 hectares of protected forest without a borrow-permit (IPPKH). The green areas are used by Freeport for ​​principle approval, overburden removal expansion, facilities, and waste ponds.
The protected forest used by Freeport has been damaged, as evidenced by the photo shown by Rizal depicting how the forest's green area had changed into gray from mining waste. The finding is corroborated by satellite imagery from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN).
ROBBY IRFANY
————————————————————

4) KOROWAI PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE AS CITIZEN
Mappi, Jubi – The Korowai people demand the same rights as other Indonesian citizens. The area has variety of problems for such a long period.
“The suffering enveloped the people in the southern plains of Papua. For years they lived and were far from developed and development,” said Yan Akobiarik, Chairman of Remote Regional Humanitarian Care Community (Kopkedat), in a press release received by Jubi on Friday (October 20)
The illness they most often experienced as happened to a child named  Puti Hatil (3) who suffering, boils, malaria, malnutrition, itchy skin. “In addition, many other diseases, including; elephant leg (filariasis), cough with phlegm, fever, hunger, and so forth,” add Yan Akobiarik,.

He also mentioned that Korowai people have a real crisis of health and decent education. Even the issue of cannibalism makes other people seems suspicious to really stay in Koroway area.
“Actually it’s a matter of very little concern. People do not lack of concern to come in and live with them for a long time, “Yan explained.
But at the same time, ironically some people often go there, but not to serve or live with them. People just go to take picture as such as poverty tour suffered by the local community.
Secretary of Care and Education for Rimba Papua Team, Soleman Itlay said that the government should pay full attention to Korowai. “Including Puti Hatil who is undergoing treatment at Dian Harapan Hospital (RSDH), Waena, Jayapura,” said Soleman.
He hopes the state involves all parties in an integrated team in promoting health and public education in Korowai. “Placing medical officers, nurses and doctors with a record setting up health centre,” It should be in every residential base in every village and district,” he said.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)
——————————

5) CUSTOMARY COUNCIL OF PAPUA EXTEND GRATITUDE TO PACIFIC COUNTRIES

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Customary Council (DAP) resulted through an Extraordinary Congress (KLB) in Baliem Valley, Wamena last August extend gratitude to four Pacific countries who had raised Papua’s issue in the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September.
This speech was conveyed by the selected chairman of DAP in KLB, Dominikus Surabut.
“On behalf of Indigenous Peoples of Papua, I thank the Government and People of Vanuatu, the Government and People of Solomon Islands, the Government and People of Tuvalu, and the Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadies, as well as Vivat International, Franciscan International, ICP and Netzwerk of Papua, MSG, PIF, ACP and international community. More thanks to the Papuans who are relentlessly contributing means and prayers for freedom,” said Dominikus Surabut to Jubi in Wamena, Thursday (October 19).

According to him, Papua Customary Council also held a gratitude ceremony at the DAP/United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) office on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The event was attended by Papuan indigenous peoples in La Pago region and representative components of three founders of ULMWP, the Federal Republic of West Papua (NFRPB), West Papua National Parliament (PNWP) and West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL).
“There were about 1,500 people attend the ceremony. The ‘thanksgiving’ celebration begins with gratitude pray led by Rev. Izak Asso, S.Th, followed by speeches and greetings of Chairman of Papua Custom Council. And the response by three components of ULMWP, which are Engelbert Surabut represents NFRPB, WPNCL by Sole Heselo and PNWP/KNPB by Yonatan Mulait,” he said.
Furthermore he explained that the people of West Papua have to and need to persistently convince various parties that Papua’s issue is not separatism but the obligation that has not yet been fulfilled since the Cold War.
“The West Papua people are determined to be friends of all nations for the sake of eternal peace by always fighting against occupation in any form and manner, including the Indonesian government,” he explained.
He also emphasized that the response of the Indonesian government to the speeches of four Pacific countries related to West Papua as an acute lie. Such a lie is a hallmark of Indonesia that actually shames Indonesia in the international world.
“What is being said by four countries and four international organizations at the UN forum is the latest fact in West Papua. They also have direct contact in West Papua from time to time to follow and look at what has heppening,” he said.
While Sole Heselo, representing PNWP, said the West Papua people’s struggle have long way to go. It should go beyond UN General Assembly and the Debate of the UN Human Rights Council which takes place every year.
“We continue to fight until we gain independence recognition. The key to getting independence is in the hands of the West Papua people. It is important that we build unity within the country,” he said. (*)
———————————————
6) MORE THAN HALF OF APBD MIMIKA GOES TO PARLIAMENTARY MEMBERS

Timika, Jubi – Regional Secretary of the Mimika district, Ausilius You, who is also the heads of local executive budget team, said that as much as Rp55 billion from total Rp 94.1 billion of 2019 Mimika Amendment Budget was used to pay the rights of DPRD members.
“Most of the total Rp 94.1 billion additional funds in APBD Mimika Regency revision of 2017 is to accommodate the rights of members of Parliament Mimika as much as Rp 55 billion,” said Ausilius, in Timika, Wednesday (October 18).
While the remaining Rp 39 billion is given to SKPD to solve the urgent needs to be completed before the 2017 budget year ends.

Nevertheless, he stressed that the budget of Rp 39 billion for SKPD is specifically for non-physical activities.
Not only that, Ausilius You also said that the budget is not intended to SKPD to pay debts in fiscal year 2016 or 2017. For example, debt to the Mimika Public Works Department related to the normalization of watersheds due to flooding.
Meanwhile, related to teacher incentives, Ausilius said there is no additional budget. He said there was absolutely no increase in the budget because the allocation of Mimika honorarium for teacher incentives has been budgeted at the 2017 Mimika main Budget year.
“The fund has been allocated in main APBD 2017. There is no additional budget in APBD-P (revision),” he said.
For that he urged the Head of Basic Education and Culture (Dispendasbud) Mimika, Jenny O Usmany, to immediately pay incentives for hundreds of teachers in Mimika. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)
————————————————
7) BACK TO HIS VILLAGE, AUGUSTINE HELP TO BUILD MAMA PAPUA MARKET

Oksibil, Jubi – Stalls and tents for selling commodities along the approximately 200 meters was arranged neatly with basic materials of wood and zinc roof.
Some Mama-mama Papua seller looked happy by their face and a typical smile. Conditions experienced by Mama Mama who sell various commodities in Mabilabol market, Oksibil is different than one month before.
“They used to trade in the midst of scorching with minimal places,” said Augustine, a young boy who self-helpingly built the stalls in the Pegunungan Bintang area.

According to Agustinus, mama-mama have struggling to hold back the heat, rain and wind, in order to sell various Papuan products.
The condition of the regency’s market infrastructure that was unable to accommodate the previous traders forced, so Mama-mama has to struggle to survive in the midst of various merchandise such as areca nut, yams, fish, vegetables and other garden products.
“Not infrequently Mama-mama sell on the roadside, on the sidewalk in front of the market building, precisely in front of Bank Papua, Kampung Mabilabol, Oksibil City,” added Agustinus.
But the condition is now changing; now Mama-mama are cheerful when they sell their stuffs. They were also protected by tents and boards made by Augustine along with their folks.
Initially Augustinus spend Rp 11 million of his personal money; he collects wood, boards, beams, and zinc shoulder to build a store for dozens of mama-mama along the roadside.
“I finished it one week, stalls can be occupied more comfortably,” said Augustine.
Steps to build a stall for mama-mama merchants in the market of Mabilabol, Oksibil were not separated from the moral call in the village of his birth. Especially because the condition of the market has become a public discourse and crowded in social media.
Each student makes a status on Facebook related to the merchant shoppers are apprehensive. “At that time I was wondering how to get money to buy equipment for the market,” said Augustine.
Finally with six truckloads of wood, they drop during the night, in the morning about 200 meters long the shore the stalls have been built. According to Augustine, the place can accommodate hundreds of merchants.
There are about 70 people occupying and can sell there. But the problem continues along with protests from traders inside the market who claimed their commodities selling are affected from the stalls outside.
“But after we explain it the market competition and other things, they follow,” said the man from Balusu, Oksibil.
He was able to build stalls from customary land grants that felt the same concerns with traditional elders and customary owners.
In addition to helping Mama mama, he had a goal for the government will see the economic activity in the traditional market. “Please treat mama-mama like a human. Do not create classes,” said graduated student of one private university in Bandung, West Java.
Augustine has a dream Mama-mama Papua to masters in their own country. That way the free selling part of the effort in the direction he dreamed of.
Deputy Chairman of the Pegunungan Bintang Regional People’s Legislative Assembly, Piter Kalakmabin expressed appreciation of Augustine and his friends. He requested that all parties to support the self-help movement through social action.
“Do not merely look to political side, anything else, ahead of the 2018 Papuan governor election,” said Piter Kalakmabin.
Piter requested that the Pegunungan Bintang Regency Government facilitate Papuan Mama with a decent place of sale as Augustine did. (tabloidjubi/Zely)
———————————————————


8) PAPUAN LEGISLATORS CALL JAYAPURA REGENCY’S PROSECUTOR PICK-SELECT

No comments:

Post a Comment