Tuesday, April 16, 2019

1) Police identify conflict-prone polling stations in Papua


2) More violence in Papua as Indonesians prepare to vote
3) TNI constructs decent housing, church in South Sorong
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1) Police identify conflict-prone polling stations in Papua

3 hours ago

"We fear some of the residents there will follow the others and use the noken voting system. That is a source of conflict because the noken voting system is not valid in Jayapura municipality and Jayapura district."
Jayapura (ANTARA) - The Papua Provincial Police have identified several conflict-prone polling stations in Jayapura municipality and Jayapura district.

"We have identified and mapped several conflict-prone areas in Jayapura municipality and Jayapura district," Chief of the Papua Provincial Police's Public Relations Division Senior Commissioner A.M. Kamal said in Jayapura on Tuesday.

Several conflict-prone areas are located in the central mountain range.

"We fear some of the residents there will follow the others and use the noken voting system. That is a source of conflict because the noken voting system is not valid in Jayapura municipality and Jayapura district," he said.

Under the noken system, a group of voters are represented by one person, who is usually appointed by the community through a general agreement. The appointed representative will later report the group's votes to the election officials.

The noken voting system is only valid in 12 districts in Papua's central mountain range, he said.

Supporters and legislative candidates from different parties will also be a source of conflict, he said.

"So, we have anticipated (possible conflicts) at each polling station," he said.
   
Reporter: Musa Abubar, Suharto
Editor: Rahmad Nasution

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2) More violence in Papua as Indonesians prepare to vote
5:19 am today 
Violence has broken out again in Indonesia's Papua province, with tensions high as the nation goes to the polls today.

It's the latest in an escalating war between rebels and state forces which has killed dozens on both sides since December.
Across restive Papua, ballot boxes have arrived with thousands of military troops.
187 million voters are going to the polls but in Papua, independence groups have promised a wide-reaching boycott.
Spearheading the move is the West Papua Liberation Army, which on Tuesday claimed it had killed two Indonesian soldiers.
A military spokesperson denied the claims but said there had been several gunfire exchanges.
The violence reportedly took place over last Friday and Saturday in Nduga regency, the war's epicentre.
The Liberation Army commander, Ekianus Kogeya, promised a further "mass operation" if Papuans are forced to vote.

"If there are individuals who force to carry out this regional election, we will carry out the operation," he said in a statement.
The TNI spokesperson, Colonel Mohammed Aidi, said 7,000 military personnel had been deployed across Papua region to deal with the Liberation Army.
He said any reports that TNI members had denied were a "hoax".
Officials told state news agency Antara on Monday that as many as 170 police personnel had also deployed to Nduga to provide election security.
The Liberation Army commander, Mr Kogeya estimated that more than 200 TNI personnel had been deployed to Nduga over Friday and Saturday along with "military shipments," prompting the attacks.
"The TNI forces were excessive and large-scale operations in 11 Districts of the Ndugama region had made the community of Nduga not feel part of Indonesia."
Ndugama is an indigenous name for Nduga regency commonly used by members of the Papuan independence movement.
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3) TNI constructs decent housing, church in South Sorong
5 hours ago  
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Kasuari XVIII Military Command has constructed 20 decent houses and a church during a two-month period in the sub-districts of Kokoda and North Kokoda in South Sorong District, West Papua.

The construction work was conducted under the framework of the 2019 Indonesian Military (TNI) Territorial Operation aimed at encouraging development in remote regions, Commander of Military Resort Command (Danrem) 181 Brig. Gen. Ignatius Yogo Triyono remarked in Sorong on Monday.

Triyono stated that the territorial operation, held between February 12, 2019, and April 12, 2019, resulted in the construction of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Maranatha Undagaga Klasis Imeko from wood.

Furthermore, the TNI constructed 20 decent houses in the villages of Tarof and Nebes.

Brig. Gen. Triyono is optimistic that the public would make wise use of the provided infrastructure.

In the meantime, West Papua Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) Chairman Piter Konjol remarked that the West Papua government had maintained constant synergy with the TNI for basic infrastructure development in tune with the public interest.

Konjol expressed gratitude and praised the TNI for assisting people in North Kokoda Sub District, South Sorong, by building decent houses and majestic churches.

"It is expected that the program will be implemented in other areas in need of public services," he added.  

EDITED BY INE
Reporter: Ernes Broning / Azis Kurmala
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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