1) Rough road ahead for powder keg Papua
The Trans-Papua Highway will open the Indonesian island's remote and secluded highland tribal areas, a pathway to economic growth and heightened ethnic tensions
By JOHN MCBETH JAKARTA, OCTOBER 2, 2017 5:10 PM (UTC+8)
As many as 750,000 outsiders settled in mostly western Papua under the authoritarian Suharto regime’s now-moribund transmigration program, but more recent arrivals have come on their own accord looking for new economic opportunities.
Terbay wants the issue to top the order of business when central government representatives and Papuan provincial and community leaders begin the first round of a new sectoral dialogue, recently endorsed by President Joko Widodo.
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2) Police dispersed screenings and discussions of G 30.S film
Papua No. 1 News Portal I Jubi,
Jayapura, Jubi - The Jayapura City Police Officers disbanded and screened G 30.S films held by the Papuan Student Youth Movement (Earthquake-Papua) and Papuan Voices. The dissolution of the event that was held in the futsal field of Waena expo, Jayapura, Saturday (30/92017) at 18.00, was considered unreasonable.
"The dissolution carried out by police officers consisting of Buper Waena police and by Head of Opss City of Jayapura," said Secretary General of Earthquake R-Papua, Yason Ngelia, in a press release received by Jubi, Monday (2/10/2017).
Yason judge the dissolution of the event that he titles are unreasonable and memorable act of making it up. He reasoned beforehand that he had held screenings of the film several times in the same place, and got permission from the responsible settlement area. "Also getting a good reception from the surrounding community," said Yason added.
According to him, the film is much more educational than the fiction film that is being held by police in Waena expo, which is located 100 meters from where they held a screening of the film.
Police films appear to be trying to provoke the public, because the film contains fictional stories, which clearly spread past hatreds to today's generations.
In addition he considers the police also deliberately commit duping to the people who should have the right to the fact of 1965's history. Yason argues the dissemination of fiction as a hoax in the community and as a message from the TNI-POLRI that the authoritarian regime and the new order fascist regime are being strived to rise again.
Yason asks the masakan in Papua smartly by avoiding the police effort and provoking soldiers. "We believe that in the future there will be more agenda of the movie screening," he said.
Movie Screening Coordinator, Sipay Siep stated watching and discussing the film G.30.S as a student and youth effort to fight behind the duping. He also regretted the dissolution of the event to be held
"We apologize to students at some campuses and dormitories in the city of Jayapura who have received an invitation but it turns out we can not play the movie," said Sipay
According to him there are residents of two student dormitories around Jayapura City which plans to play and discuss, in order to commemorate the mass monitoring of September 30, 2017.
"We failed to show state crime in hegemony through a forgotten film," he said. (*)