Thursday, June 4, 2015

1) People movement needed for West Papua change - NGOs

2) Paniai Investigation Just to Please Jokowi
3) Give Freedom To the People of Papua to Express their Aspirations, Mathea Says

1) People movement needed for West Papua change - NGOs
Updated at 3:18 pm today

A Fiji civil society leader says regional efforts to help bring about change in West Papua must be driven by the people, not governments.
MSG countries are considering a membership application by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.
The Fiji's Women's Crisis Centre's Shamima Ali says there's a groundswell of public support for West Papua but that Frank Bainimarama and other regional leaders tend not to advocate for these interests.
"The MSG is one thing, which is very important, but I think there needs to be an ongoing movement throughout the Pacific, including Fiji in particular, given Fiji's influence and how much it is influenced by Indonesia, that this is a movement that should continue and seen right through to the end."
2) Paniai Investigation Just to Please Jokowi
Jayapura, Jubi – A government team will go to Enarotali, Paniai to investigate the shootings that killed four students there at the end of 2014.

However, the chairman of Special Committee of Papua Legislative Council on human rights Laurenzus Kadepa said the team, consisting of officials from the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security as well as the police was only established to please President Jokowi, who has ordered the Papua Police to immediately report progress in the case.
“The team will look for the data again, and want to socialize but oddly, this team do not involve National Commission on Human Rights and the Witness Protection Agency (Agency) so that the results are more independent. I assume it is merely to carrying out orders and pleasing President Jokowi, “Kadepa said this week.
According to him, he heard that there is an element of coercion that will be done to the affected families, victims, chiefs and other stakeholders in Paniai.
“This is in order to realize their desire to dig the bodies of victims of the shooting for autopsy. TNI / Polri, do not force the victim to fulfill his wish. I do not judge their seriousness to solve the problem. The investigation will be merely a symbol,” he said.
Paniai shooting case that killed four high school students and injuring dozens of civilians occurred on December 8, 2014 . Yet until now the perpetrators behind the action had not yet been revealed. Some parties have formed a team and conduct an investigation, but the result is still zero.
Some time ago, Papua police chief, Inspector General (Pol) Yotje Mende said he phoned President Jokowi and ordered the Papua Police re-open the case and immediately report Paniai development. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)
3) Give Freedom To the People of Papua to Express their Aspirations, Mathea Says
Jayapura, Jubi – Mathea Mameyau, a member of Commission I of the Papua Legislative Council said the government and police must give space to the people of Papua to convey their aspirations.
“I think the government and police should be professional. If a demo is violent the protesters may be arrested. Why should be arrested if they do not act violently? They speak to the truth and do not act anarchist,” Mathea told Jubi in response to the arrest of dozens of KNPB activists and people of Papua in Waena last week.
He said, it is not right to arrest when they held a peaceful demonstration to express their aspirations.
“Give them freedom to speak the truth and their self-esteem,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ones Suhuniap, General Secretary of KNPB to Jubi said, police from Jayapura city had to disperse and capture mass by issuing shot. This action led to the dissolution of five people were injured and dozens arrested.
“This arrest was caused byUNCEN student who became a provocateur by throwing stones at police from the direction of the secretariat BEM Uncen and from the campus on the way up,” he said on Thursday (28/05/2015).
Peaceful demonstration coordinated by KNPB was to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP).
“Members KNPB arrested at the gate of Uncen in Perumnas III Waena. The arrest occurred at 09:15 am. In this arrest, KNPB activists were injured as police beating during an arrest, “added Suhuniap. (Arnold Belau/ Tina)

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