Tuesday, July 19, 2016

1) Police websites hacked after Papuan students protest

2) NZ, Indonesia discuss economy, human rights
3) Indonesia-New Zealand Strengthen Economic Ties
1) Police websites hacked after Papuan students protest
Bambang Muryanto
  • The Jakarta Post
    Yogyakarta | Tue, July 19 2016 | 07:24 am

Hackers have attacked three websites belonging to Yogyakarta Police after taking repressive measures against Papuan students staging a peaceful rally at a Papuan students dormitory in Kamasan, Yogyakarta, last Friday.

“We cannot conclude if this is part of a reaction [to the police’s handling of the protest], but we are still investigating those responsible,” Yogyakarta Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Anny Pudjiastuti told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

As of noon Monday, two sites — jogja.polri.go.id and tribatranewsjogja.com — had already been recovered. The third site, polresjogja.com was still paralyzed where its front page read: “Why so serious, introduce a little anarchy and everything becomes chaos. Great, you’ve shown us how justice works. Improve your brutality, Sir. Ps We’reNotSeparatists# GretzTomcat-Rebels-Tanpa Bicara-Virusa.”

Hundreds of police personnel on Friday encircled the Papuan students dorm on Jl. Kusumanegara, Yogyakarta, as they were holding an event to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to become a permanent member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), which was being discussed in Solomon Islands from July 14 to 16. Initially, they planned to stage a rally at Titik Nol in Yogyakarta city center that day, but was prohibited by Yogyakarta City Police. They then decided to just sing together in their dorm. Police arrested seven students from Papua and another from Ternate, North Maluku.

In the evening, police personnel who were on guard in front of the dorm also prohibited an Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) car from bringing food from the community to approximately a hundred students from Papua who had not eaten since morning. The food and drinks could only be delivered after a House of Representatives (DPR) legislator from the electoral district of Yogyakarta, Esti Wijayanti, arrived at the dorm.

Anny rejected the claims of many parties that police had acted repressively in handling the rally carried out by a group of Papuan students who are members of the People’s Union for the Liberation of West Papua (PRPPB).

“If they hold a rally by displaying the symbol of the Free Papua Organization we certainly will not allow it. Repression is a last resort,” she said.

Legal adviser of the Papuan students, Rizky Fatahilah, of the Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH), deplored the repressive police actions, which the latter also named student Obby Kogoya, 21, a suspect. He was accused, among others, of violating Article 212 of the Criminal Code for allegedly attacking police officers and faces a five-year prison sentence.

Obby initially had been arrested and his motorcycle seized by police for not having proper documentation. Rizky said Obby did not resist arrest.

“It was the first time in Yogyakarta that student demonstrators from Papua holding a peaceful protest have been severely repressed and even named suspects,” he said.

The Indonesian Students Press Association (PPMI) reported that a student media activist from Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Benidiktus Fatubun, had experienced violence while covering the incident at the Papuan students dorm. He was interrogated and given rough treatment by plainclothes police officers.

On Monday, the situation at the dorm had returned to normal and there was no longer a tight security arrangement by police like that observed on the weekend.


2) NZ, Indonesia discuss economy, human rights
Jakarta | Tue, July 19 2016 | 08:00 am

Economic cooperation was the main focus of a bilateral meeting between Indonesia and New Zealand while both countries also discussed human rights with New Zealand saying it respected Indonesia’s territorial integrity in Papua.

In a joint statement after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key acknowledged that the bilateral ties went much further than just economic matters as he and Jokowi also had “a very good and open discussion about human rights” and a discussion about Indonesia’s “territorial rights over Papua”.

The statement was made amid concerns about widespread human rights abuse against Papuans by Indonesian authorities. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the Indonesian government explained to Key in the meeting about development efforts the country has made in Papua. “The Prime Minister said that New Zealand respects the territorial integrity of Indonesia,” she added.

Key is in Jakarta for his second visit to the archipelago and has brought along a delegation of 22 executives from various major New Zealand companies involved in the renewable energy and agriculture sectors among others, in a bid to not only strengthen economic ties, but also to consolidate a number of investment opportunities.

Key described his meeting with Jokowi as “very productive”, renewing both parties’ commitments to developing the renewable energy sector in Indonesia, as well as to improve trade and investment ties. 

Cooperation on geothermal remains a priority although the two countries also “agreed to improve cooperation in hydroenergy, including in its investment”, said Jokowi in the joint statement.

Indonesia is estimated to have around 28 gigawatts (GW) in geothermal energy potential and 75 GW in hydropower potential. The estimated total potential of renewable energy in the country is estimated to amount to more than 300 GW.

Indonesia is currently seeking to develop more renewable energy generation to meet its long-term renewable energy target of 23 percent of electricity generated by 2025.

Based on data from state-owned electricity company PLN, coal accounted for 55.7 percent of electricity generation in 2015, while electricity generated from hydropower plants amounted to only 5.9 percent and geothermal energy 4 percent. 

New Zealand, which has vast experience in geothermal energy, has a long history of involvement in developing geothermal energy in Indonesia dating back to the 1970s.

Key previously met Jokowi late last year on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Myanmar, to discuss the construction of geothermal plants in Indonesia. At the time, Jokowi promised to remove any obstacles to investment.

On Monday, Key also received an honor as the first state guest to witness the new Presidential Palace tradition of a livelier reception ceremony with some 200 schoolchildren involved. 

Unlike previous events, Monday’s procession started outside the Palace with Key’s motorcade receiving an escort of mounted troops. Upon arrival Key acknowledged the welcome by the kids, who were waving Indonesian and New Zealand flags in the Palace yard.

During the meeting, the two also agreed to improve cooperation in cattle-breeding. Indonesia invited New Zealand — known for its good reputation in cattle-breeding — to invest in the sector in Indonesia.

“You [Jokowi] raised some important issues like breeding cattle and others. We are again very confident that progress can be made and resolutions can be found,” Key said.

The two countries also signed three memoranda of understanding in cooperation on renewable energy, tourism and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


TUESDAY, 19 JULY, 2016 | 14:16 WIB
3) Indonesia-New Zealand Strengthen Economic Ties
TEMPO.COJakarta-President Joko Widodo said that Indonesia and New Zealand agreed to strengthen economic ties. The two nations will focus on cooperating in the new renewable energy sector, stock husbandry, and the fruit industry.
On Monday, July 18, the delegates from New Zealand visited the State Palace. Twenty two CEOs from the country also came to the meeting.
"This visit is a manifestation of New Zealand's wish to strengthen relationships with us," Widodo said yesterday, July 18, 2016.
The president said Indonesia will export tropical fruits like mangos and salak palm, while New Zealand will expand its investment in the dairy management industry.  
In the energy sector, the two countries agreed to optimize the use of hydropower and geothermal. In the stock husbandry sector, the two will collaborate on procuring beef.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key welcomed the strengthening of economic cooperation with Indonesia. Key believes Indonesia has a strategic position and a strong voice in Southeast Asia; especially with its growing economy. "We are happy to have agreed on the cooperation documents," he said.
During the meeting, three ministers signed cooperation agreements with representatives from the New Zealand government. They are Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said, and Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

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