Monday, October 26, 2020

1) Timika Diocese confirmed Rafinus Tigau is a preacher of the Katoli church

2) The transmission of Covid-19 is still high in Jayapura Regency

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1) Timika Diocese confirmed Rafinus Tigau is a preacher of the Katoli church

Reporter: Victor Mambor October 26, 2020 9:35 pm

                                                         Rafinus Tigau semasa hidupnya - IST

Papua No. 1 News Portal | Jubi
Jayapura, Jubi - A Catholic church reporter, Monday (26/10/2020) was shot dead by Indonesian security forces on duty at Intan Jaya. Apart from the church preacher named Rafinus Tigau, a child named Megianus Kobagau was injured due to a recoset of bullets fired by security forces.

Pastor Marten Kuayo, Diocesan Administrator for Timika Diocese, confirmed the incident that killed Rafinus.

“That's right, I just got a report from the Jalae Parish Pastor that Rafinus died from being shot. He was accused of being a member of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB). That is not true. Rafinus has long been a preacher of the Catholic church in Jalae, "Father Marthen told Jubi, Monday (26/10/2020).

A Sugapa resident who was contacted by Jubi said Rafinus' body was found near his house and had been buried in a hole covered with banana leaves.

"The Indonesian National Police have been in Jalae since 5.00 am. They said they wanted to go after TPNPB. But TPNPB is far from the village. We'll hear gunfire. We don't know who can shoot. After there was no gunshot, then we checked out of the house. We just realized Rafinus wasn't there. So we looked for it, it turned out that he was buried in a hole covered in banana leaves, ”said this Sugapa resident.

Separately, the security forces conducting the sweeping in Jalae said that Rufinus was a member of the Armed Separatist Criminal Group (KKSB) as they are called the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB).

"This is the result of the development after the TGPF interception by KKSB last October 9th. From the results of the development and collection of information from the community, accurate information was obtained that one of the KKSB groups was headquartered in Jalae Village, Sugapa District, "said the Head of Information for Kogabwilhan III, Col. Czi IGN Suriastawa.

The operation, according to Suriastawa, began at 05.30 WIT by the Joint TNI-Polri Team. Apart from shooting Rapinus, this operation secured two other people, one of whom claimed to be Rafinus Tigau's younger brother.

Suriastawa also said that at the request of the family, the victim was buried on the spot. The Joint TNI Polri Team helped dig the grave and during the funeral, the family admitted that the victim had been active in the KKSB action.

However, Sugapa residents who were contacted by Jubi said that none of the residents knew about Rafinus' shooting until his body was found in a hole covered in banana leaves.

Suriastawa admitted that in this operation a child named Megianus (6 years) suffered a wound on the left side of the waist due to recoset. Megianus was then evacuated to Bilogai Airport, Intan Jaya to be taken to Timika for further medical treatment.

"He was accompanied by two of his families," said Suriastawa.

Sebby Sambom, Spokesperson for the TPNPB said Suriastawa's statement was a lie built to cover the public's spotlight. Sebby said that when Pastor Zanambani was shot, Suriastawa also accused Pastor Zanambani of being a member of the TPNPB.

“In fact, it is clear that what they shot was a religious figure, a priest. Likewise, the shooting they carried out on a catechist after the shooting of Pastor Zanambani, "said Sebby.

Sebby emphasized that he had checked with Intan Jaya and there was no TPNPB member in Intan Jaya named Rafinus Tigau. (*)

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2) The transmission of Covid-19 is still high in Jayapura Regency
Papua No.1 News Portal | Jubi

October 26, 2020 10:23 pm Author : Engelbert Wally\

Sentani, Jubi - Covid-19 patients increased by 26 people in the past week in Jayapura Regency. Most of the patients undergo self-quarantine with the supervision of the local medical team.

“Last week, there were 120 patients undergoing self-quarantine. Many (declared) recovered so that there are 109 patients at this time, "said Head of Jayapura District Health Office Kharul Lie, Monday (26/10/2020).

Lie said several patients were detected to have Covid-19 after officers conducted contact history tracing or tracing of previous sufferers. They also held a series of rapid antibody tests (rapid tests) to the districts.

Another effort is assisting and supervising patients who are undergoing self-quarantine, as well as providing counseling. They also ensured that the examination and burial of the bodies of positive and suspected Covid-19 patients went according to health protocols.

"We continue to urge people to adhere to health protocols. Only that can break the chain of spreading Covid-19, ”said Lie.

Cumulatively, Covid-19 patients reached 587 people in Jayapura Regency. A total of 132 patients are still being treated, while 440 others have been declared cured. The death rate due to Covid-19 is 15 people.

“Health workers continue to work hard to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, the community must also support and follow the rules (adhere to health protocols). We must both protect ourselves to avoid the (threat) of the corona virus (the cause of Covid-19), "said Regent Mathius Awoitauw. (*)

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