The New Zealand government has allocated Rp 20 million (US$ 2 million) in aid for the Papua Community Policing program, which is slated to commence in September. It is a three-year program in which members of the NZ police will run a Training for Trainers (TOT) program to work on
community-based approaches for Indonesian Police officers in Papua.
“There will be two NZ police officers stationed in Papua on a rotational basis, and will be helped by a number of instructors,” NZ Ambassador to Indonesia David Taylor said on Monday after meeting with Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian.
“The main purpose is to foster relations between the community and the police in Papua,” he added.
Taylor said that his government respected the full territorial integrity of Indonesia in Papua, and would fully support the central and regional governments’ approach in prioritizing the economic aspect to address many issues in Papua.
The NZ government has also rejected any form of violence and offense because they do not resolve problems, including actions by armed civilians that disrupt security.
“All parties should sit together and negotiate to find solutions for the issues and challenges faced by Papua,” said Taylor.
Commenting on this, Tito said he was optimistic that the program offered by the NZ government would support law enforcement in Papua.
“There are tough ways and there are soft ways to deal with violence and we always use hard measures as a last resort,” (asw/dic)
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2) AMBASSADOR NEW Zeland: ALL PARTIES MUST BE SITTING TOGETHER
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Ambassador of the Joint Chief of Papua New Zeland. (Jubi / Arjuna)
Jayapura, 15/4 (Jubi) - Ambassador of New Zealand, HE David Taylor audience with the Papua Police, Inspector General of Police and his staff Tito Karnavian, Monday (15/4). In a hearing that is the subject of a number of things.
One of them related to problems in Papua over the years. Ambassador of New Zeland, H.E. David Taylor said the New Zeland government fully supports the territorial integrity of Indonesia over Papua and agreed to approach the central government, as well as promoting regional economic aspects, in order to fix the problems on Earth of Paradise.
"But we reject all forms of violence and crime, because it will not solve the problem. All parties should sit together to negotiate to find a solution to the existing problems in Papua. That is the approach we take, "said HE David Taylor.
Moreover he said, if there is a struggle for Papuan independence claim is backed by funding from foreign parties, it's a normal thing. Independence movements wherever there must be support abroad.
"I'm sure there are one, two people in New Zeland that support Papuan independence movement. But the official policy of the government of New Zeland is supporting the territorial integrity of Indonesia in Papua. Issues of concern to the government of Papua New Zeland, namely the construction. New Zeland government in cooperation with the Indonesian government and local governments improve the quality of development assistance through the program of the Government of New Zealand, "said HE David Taylor.
Meanwhile Papua police chief, Inspector General of Police said Tito Karnavian, New Zeland government support of the law enforcement Papua Police to face problems in Papua. "So all the efforts, including efforts to confront violent force in addition to the soft way. Assertive way it is done by law enforcement. For myself I have to say police enforcement policy the hard way is the last resort, "said Tito.
It said Papua police chief, the police first attempt, keep mengedapkan Binmas function and Community Police. New Zeland himself one of the most successful countries do Communitty Police or Police Community and successful conduct between migrants and local assimilation or English with Mauri Tribe.
"So the first Communitty Police later will be done by way of exercise. New Zeland dam will provide training focused on SPN Sand Two or somewhere. We invite police of each police station to participate in the exercise. It will already be discussed next July but will be from September to October. This is for 3 years with a total budget of Rp 20 billion, "said Tito Karnavian. (Jubi / Arjuna)
He predicted that the construction of roads connecting these regions would cut logistic costs significantly and thus could spur regional economic growth.
“Right now the cost of one sack of cement in Puncak Jaya is Rp1.2 million (US$ 123) because all construction materials are transported by air, and so the shipping costs are expensive. If the roads are connected, the cost could be significantly reduced,” he said.
As comparison, in Jakarta and other big cities, the price of one sack of cement is around Rp 80,000 (U$ 9).
In 2012, the Public Works Ministry allocated Rp3.6 trillion to build the Trans-Papua Highway, a project included in the Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI).
The government has been aiming to build 70 percent of a total of 3,100 kilometers of national road in Papua and West Papua by 2014.(asw/dic)