Monday, November 20, 2017

1) Papua Senator accused TNI Police of doing public deception

2) Hundreds leave Papua villages in separatist standoff
3) Papua’s Puncak Jaya Mulia regency wants air cargo subsidy

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1) Papua Senator accused TNI Police of doing public deception

Papua No. 1 News Portal | Jubi, Senin, 20 November 2017 — 21:43
Senator Muda Papua The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD-RI) Yanes Murib when giving information Press - Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Makassar, Jubi - A member of the Papua Regional Representative Council (DPD-RI) from Papua, Yanes Murib, accused the TNI and Police of publicly deceiving the situation and condition in Tembagapura Timika to all Indonesian people.
"Media propaganda is overdoing it, as if the people in Banti and surrounding areas are in a critical or emergency situation," said Yanes Murib, To Jubi, Monday (20/11/2017).
He asserted that the alleged hostage taking on TNP-OPM in Kampung Banti and surrounding areas is not true. In fact he calls the information as a propaganda that leads to a sheep race.
"It should be known to the public that the conditions on the ground are not as reported by the national media and the local media, these are all propaganda," Yanes added.
Yanes explained, how could the TPN-OPM take hostage, raped, and killed. While there is the wife of his own son, family and relatives tribe. He questioned the purpose and interests of the country to make false news to the people of Indonesia.
He accused the TPN-OPM clearly against the TNI POLRI and not the people who do not know anything. "Their demands clearly define their own political rights," said Yanes.
As a member of DPD RI he asked the state to stop doing public deception and propoganda of local and national media. According to Yanes, if you want to pursue the KKB group do not pit the Papuan community.
Meanwhile, Legislator Papua, Laurenzus Kadepa, said it wanted evidence of hostage taking against residents in Kampung Banti and Kimbeli, Tembagapura District, Mimika Regency, Papua.
"We want evidence, such as videotapes showing residents in Banti and Kimbeli actually being held hostage, and what the demands of those who declare themselves as TPN and OPM on this issue," Kadepa said.
Kadepa said from the beginning did not agree if the residents in Banti and Kimbeli called hostage, because residents in the region can communicate with the outside world using a mobile phone or other means.
"During the day, the residents claimed to be active as usual, only at night they are anxious," he said.


2) Hundreds leave Papua villages in separatist standoff
Originally published November 20, 2017 at 1:31 am Updated November 20, 2017 at 1:56 am
The Associated Press

People who were evacuated after a security operation against separatists at their villages rest at a temporary shelter upon arrival in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2017. Indonesian police said they helped evacuate some hundreds of people Friday from villages in the easternmost province after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with the separatists. (AP Photo/Albertus Vembrianto)

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds more people have left villages in Papua that were at the center of clashes with separatists, Indonesian police said Monday.
It was the second evacuation from the region near the U.S.-owned Grasberg gold and copper mine in a week.

Papua police chief Boy Rafli Amar said about 800 villagers were bused to the town of Timika and are being accommodated in a local hall.
“They finally asked to be evacuated or relocated because the conditions there were traumatizing,” Amar said.

Security forces appeared to gain the upper hand in the standoff with separatists on Friday and evacuated more than 340 people who were migrants from other regions.
Two people were killed in Friday’s security operation. Indonesia’s military said they were separatists while a spokesman for the National Liberation Army of West Papua said they were civilians.
Tensions in the region near the mine have escalated in the past several weeks. A series of attacks by suspected separatists have killed two policemen and injured more than half a dozen others.
A low-level insurgency for independence has simmered in Papua since it was annexed by Indonesia in the early 1960s.
The region, which makes up the western half of the island of New Guinea, was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969 following a U.N.-sponsored ballot of tribal leaders that has since been dismissed as a sham.
The Associated Press

3) Papua’s Puncak Jaya Mulia regency wants air cargo subsidy
Anton Hermansyah The Jakarta Post
Puncak Jaya Mulia | Mon, November 20, 2017 | 05:45 pm
Puncak Jaya Mulia regency in Papua wants a subsidy for air cargo services to make prices of goods more competitive in other provinces.
Puncak Jaya Mulia Regent Henok Ibo said on Monday that his regency had manufactured products such as coffee, fruit and chili sauce, but the prices were not competitive because of high transportation costs.
Located in a mountainous area, the only way to reach the regency is by airplane.
"I have asked the central government to provide a subsidy for air transportation. The concept is similar to the maritime highway concept, but it is applied for air transportation,” he told The Jakarta Post in Puncak Jaya Mulia regency, Papua.
He said Puncak Jaya Mulia arabica coffee was sold at Rp 150,000 (US$11.09) per 100 grams, while coffee from other Papuan regencies such as Wamena, were only sold for Rp 50,000 per 100-g.
He also expressed hope that transportation would be smoother after the completion of the trans-Papuan road in 2018. (bbn)

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