Papuan Students Ask for Better OTSUS

Jayapura — Student council of Cendrawasih University in Jayapura asks the Papua governor and local parliament (DPRP and MRP) to really implement special autonomy (Otsus) for the people of Papua.

“Special autonomy is supposed to accelerate the Papuan development and prosperity,” said Student Council speaker Decky Ovide.

With special autonomy, Papua province and its people have broader authority to manage and develop themselves. It is including the authority to exploit Papuan economy and cultural as well as giving significant role to the indigenous people.

The Indonesian government has accommodated the aspiration of Papuan on indigenous rights. It is stated on UU No.21/2001.

Student Council asks DPRP to form a special committee to watch Otsus implementation and transparency as well. The students ask also the Papua governor to have dialog with the people to discuss the Otsus implementation.

The student council will conduct manifestation if Papua governor, DPRP and MRP do not carry out this suggestion.(wpnn)

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