Saturday, June 30, 2018

1) Papua Police Search for Missing Members Following Election Attack

2) Freeport Indonesia Acquisition Valued at Nearly 4 bn USD
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1) Papua Police Search for Missing Members Following Election Attack

                                   A polling station during the Papua Regional Election. TEMPO/Maria Hasugian

TEMPO.COJakarta - The Papua Police have mobilized 100 personnel in search of two of its members that went missing while transporting ballot boxes of Papua regional head election(Pilkada). 
“Some 100 personnel were deployed to search [for the missing police members] along the Mamberamo Raya river,” said Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli in a text message Temporeceived today, June 30.
Furthermore, according to National Police Spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto, both men went missing following an attack conducted by an armed group on the day of the election, Wednesday, June 27. 
There were nine police members with Torere District Head Obaja Faroro traveling on two speedboats to the Torere District carrying Pilkada logistics and the ballots. 
In the middle of their journey, the group was attacked by the unknown armed group that resulted in the death of the Torere District Head. Five police members jumped off the boat to evade the numerous gunshots. Three of the policemen survived while the other two, Police Insp. Second Class Jesayas H. Nusi and Brigadier Sinton Kabarek, are yet to be found. 
Setyo suggests that the armed group responsible for the attack is highly suspected to be connected with the group that shot at a Brimob plane at the Keneyam Airport in Papua just two days prior. The group, according to Setyo, allegedly intended to disrupt the election in Papua (Papua Pilkada 2018).
Andita Rahma

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2) Freeport Indonesia Acquisition Valued at Nearly 4 bn USD

TEMPO.COJakarta - State Owned Enterprise Minister Rini Soemarno explained that she has discussed Freeport Indonesia`s acquisition value with Freeport McMoran Head Executive Richard Adkerson. 
“The final negotiation was US$3 billion and almost touching US$4 billion (Rp56 trillion), it’s still being finalized,” said Minister Rini at her house on Saturday, June 30.
She further explained that the finalization will likely be complete within the next two weeks, which will focus on the discussion related to environmental financial issues. 
Minister Rini said she has already reported the value of the acquisition to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo before the Eid al-Fitr day in mid-June. The rest will focus on the detailed agreement between both sides and crucially about the way the partnership should be handled professionally and transparently. 

“On how to maintain it in an apparent way that it does not intervene with the government and is truly managed transparently,” said Rini. 
Previously, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan held a closed meeting with Freeport CEO Richard Adkerson at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington on Monday noon local time. 
Chitra Paramaesti
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