Jayapura, Jubi – Better late than none, the establishment of human rights court in Papua is still very important to provide justice to victims and families of victims of human rights violations.
Laurenzus Kadepa, Papua legislator represented Commission I of the government, politics, law and human rights said that is one of the things that have been pushed by the commission, with the establishment of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), since this is mandated by Papua Special Autonomy Law.
“I personally agree with the human rights tribunal based on Special Autonomy (Otsus) Law, since there should be a human rights tribunal since the Special Autonomy existed, but until Otsus almost end (2021) nothing has been done. But after all, it must be fought,” Kadepa said to Jubi, Monday (September 11).
According to him, many suspected cases of human rights violations by security apparatus that have been resolved through general court or in their respective units did not give a sense of justice to the victim and the victim’s family.
He said the effort to establish a TRC or human rights court in Papua needs the support of various parties. Commission I of Papua Parliament cannot fight alone. In the Papuan parliament itself, there must be consent from related parties and factions.
The same thing was said by another member of Papua legislator of Commission I, Tan Wie Long. According to him, all components must be united, especially victims of human rights violations. “Victims of human rights violations must be open to anything that can contribute positively,” Tan said.(*)
Jakarta, Jubi – The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) said that illiteracy-free level in the country reached 97.93 percent. It means that 2.07 percent or 3.4 million people still do not know letters and are unable to read.
The number of illiteracy in the country at the age of 15-59 years spread in 11 provinces. A total of 28.75 percent of people in Papua are still unable to recognize letters and reading, making Papua the highest province of illiteracy, according to a press release on Monday(11/9/2017).
In addition to Papua, illiteracy figures follow 7.91 percent in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), 5.15 percent in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), 4.58 percent in West Sulawesi, 4.50 percent in West Kalimantan, 4, 49 percent in South Sulawesi, 3.57 percent in Bali, 3.47 percent in East Java, 2.90 percent in North Kalimantan, 2.74 percent in Southeast Sulawesi and 2.20 percent in Central Java.
From the world’s illiteracy index, according to researcher at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, John Miller that in 2016 Indonesia is still ranked 60 of 61 countries that have been collected data.
This research emphasizes the results of the exam to recognize letters and also looks at characteristics of educated attitudes, for example, the number of libraries and newspapers in schools and the availability of computers in a country. This research not only sees the citizens’ ability to read and write, but also the support and attitude of their citizens.
In response, Vice Chairman of the House Commission X, Abdul Fikri Faqih admitted concerned about the number of illiteracyin the country.
“The illiteracy eradication program is in the Directorate General of Early Childhood and Dikmas Kemendikbud, but those who continue to monitor the country’s illiteracy rate are Perpurnas (National Libarary). Unfortunately the coordination between the two parties has not been seen yet,” said Abdul Fikri.(*)