Saturday, April 5, 2014

1) Two security personnel injured

1) Two security personnel injured
2) Papuans welcome Jokowi 

3) Young Papuans set up ‘Jokowi’s  Booth’


1) Two security personnel injured

Sat, April 5 2014 10:29 | 562 Views

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - An army soldier and a police officer got injured in an exchange of fire with a group of armed civilians on the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border area on Saturday, the military sources said. 

Antara learned from the Indonesian military sources here that the soldier named Tugino and Jayapura Police Chief Ajunct Senior Commissioner Alfred Papare sustained injuries, caused by the remnants of bullets. 

Tugino had been evacuated to a hospital in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province. 

The incident occurred when the Indonesian security personnel were checking the situation around the border area shortly after the armed civilians hoisted a Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flag at a lighthouse there. 

Despite his wounds, Alfred Papare was able to contact Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Military's (TNI) Regional Military Command (Kodam) XVII Cendrawasih Brig.Gen.Hinsa Siburian to report the situation on the ground. 

A group of soldiers had been deployed to dispel the armed civilians and lowered the flag in Skouw, Muara Tami District, Papua Province.  

Reported by Evarukdijati
Editor: AA Ariwibowo

2) Papuans welcome Jokowi 
Sita W Dewi and Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Sat, April 05 2014, 4:38 PM
Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is spending the last weekend of the open campaign period visiting the easternmost island of Papua, showing his commitment to native Papuans.
The Jakarta governor first stopped in Sorong, West Papua, to refuel his chartered airplane and visited a traditional market in the city. He later continued onto Jayapura, Papua, and went straight to Youtefa market in Abepura to meet with the locals.
As usual, Jokowi was welcomed like a celebrity.
“I saw it with my very own eyes, Jokowi is willing to meet with the people at traditional markets, unlike any other president. Papuans want him,” Linda Sanyi, a local resident, said. Another native Papuan shared the sentiment.
“I want him to become president. He goes to traditional markets so he understands people like us,” Berlin Wadi, a vendor, said.
Jokowi, who was heavily guarded by dozens of police, took his time talking to the vendors and also brought home vegetables and smoked fish.
He later spoke before thousands of PDI-P supporters at the PTC field.
“No presidential candidate has come here before, but I did, because the sun rises in the east, in Papua,” said Jokowi, to a cheering audience.
He also promised Papuans that he would make Papua his priority once he was elected president.
“I understand that Papua’s problems should be solved with heart, with real work. I’m not going to promise you too many things, but Papua’s resources should be used for Papuans’ own well-being,” Jokowi said.
He also expressed his optimism that the PDI-P would seize a  landslide victory in Papua.
3) Young Papuans set up ‘Jokowi’s  Booth’
The Jakarta Post | Election Watch | Sat, April 05 2014, 9:02 AM
A group of young Papuans from various cultural and social backgrounds has established an umbrella organization for all the supporters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) presidential candidate, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. They have called the organization “Lapak Jokowi” or “Jokowi’s Booth”.

‘’Lapak Jokowi was established to support Jokowi in his bid for the presidency. We are only one week old but we already have 100 members in Jayapura alone,” Angelbert Dimara, one of the group’s members, said on Wednesday, adding that similar organizations with the same name had also been established in Biak, Merauke and Mimika regencies in Papua, as well as Manokwari and Sorong regencies in West Papua province.

He said membership was open to everyone, regardless of their social or cultural background, but it was closed to political party members. — JP/Nethy Dharma Somba

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