Sunday, May 21, 2017

1) This is part of the vision of ULMWP leaders related to Papua Merdeka

2) Komnas HAM staff experienced violent acts by police officers, 20 witnesses were questioned

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1) This is part of the vision of ULMWP leaders related to Papua Merdeka
Jubi | News Portal Tanah Papua No. 1,

                          Benny Wenda (left) and Rex Rumakiek (right) - Clare Harding / Free West Papua campaign

Jayapura, Jubi - West Papuan independence movement, Benny Wenda and Rex Rumakiek presented their ideas on Free Papua to New Internationalis Magazine compiled by Danny Chivers from two separate interviews last February, and released May 1, 2017.

Both expose their views on democracy, what will be changed if Papua's independence, how attitudes towards land rights and settlers,

Initial policy

"Everyone in West Papua must have freedom of expression, assembly and religion. We also have to protect our environment, our forests "said Benny Wenda in response to the urgent policy of what will be the earliest 'on the first day of West Papuan independence'.

Wenda also said that since the current wealth of Papua land is being taken out by companies both internationally and Indonesia, it returns the wealth and distributes it based on the needs of the West Papuan people into an initial policy it deems important.

Rex Rumakiek, a ULMWP executive member living in Australia, revealed that they will review all Indonesian government policies and establish a different economic system in West Papua.

"We may take the example of semi-socialist type Scandinavia. We want a system that cares for everyone in democratic ways, "he said, stressing that tribal Papuans want decentralization of power.

Infrastructure, land and migrants

Related to the preparation of basic community infrastructure needs, Benny Wenda emphasized three priorities: health, education and road facilities. He also explained the importance of people learning their own language.

"The needs of people in the most remote corners are health and education services. Each district needs a Puskesmas / clinic and a doctor on standby. Schools should also have teachers, including learning their own local language. We also need a good way so that people can access education and health, "said Wenda.

Protection of the culture is of interest to Wenda while not turning a blind eye to the need for infrastructure procurement to meet the needs of the people. "Life in urban and in the village is different. People in the city already have new ideas but that does not mean they are losing the culture of their origin. (So) we have to protect our cultural identity while fulfilling the society's infrastructure ".

With regard to land ownership, both Wenda and Rumakiek affirm that all land claimed to be owned by the Indonesian government or previously owned by the Netherlands must be returned to its original owner.

"It's a very complicated issue, we know, but we must be careful to handle it," said Wenda.

Attitudes towards migrants in Papua, both decades and new arrivals, said Rumakiek would be similar to Timor Leste.


"(Like Leste) after independence the migrant population from Indonesia (usually) will vote again because they want to live in Indonesia. But of course, willing to adopt (state) West Papua and adjust to Melanesian society then welcome stay, "said Rumakiek.

But he also warned that not all migrant settlers benefit by helping development in the region, many are also destructive. Therefore, he added, the new West Papuan government would dialogue with tribal leaders to make decisions on who settlers are living and who should go in peaceful ways.

"It will also be a very sensitive issue, and the law should be sensitive to these issues," he said.

In addition to the above matters both also explain their vision related to the projection of relations with Indonesia and extractive companies, energy systems, and women's position.

Further read also 'We are ready': why Papuan independence is not just a dream


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2) Komnas HAM staff experienced violent acts by police officers, 20 witnesses were questioned

Jubi | News Portal Tanah Papua No. 1,

Jayapura, Jubi - Komnas HAM staff Papua Representative Nareky Kogoya is allegedly subjected to violence by police officers within the Jayapura Town Police Resort.

Nareky by a police officer allegedly protects the perpetrators of the Cenderawasih University lecturer's murder last week that occurred in the Waena Campground area.

A Nareky's family said Nareky had been hit until his lips were hurt. While detained by the police, he received insults and insults. Though Nareky itself cooperative and want to help the police reveal the murder of the lecturer. Nareky also had pressed so as not to reveal the incident that happened to the public.

"We have reported to Papua human rights defenders," said this Nareky family, without mentioning when Nareky experienced the violence, Sunday (21/05/2017).

Head of Komnas HAM Office of Papua Representative, Frits Ramandey confirmed what his staff experienced.

"Nareky was taken to the Police. I'm on business. Related to the development of uncen lecturer murder case in Buper. Police suspect the perpetrators ran into Narek's house, "said Ramandey.

While Jayapura City Police Chief, AKBP Tober Sirait to Jubi said already 20 witnesses examined related cases of violence experienced by Nareky. But it still continues to deepen the case.

"We're in there first. At the disclosure of the case we have examined more than 20 witnesses. There is a cooperative there is not, “said Police Chief Sirait, (*)

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