Monthly Archives: August 2010

NZ Police Support for Police training in Papua

The first foreign police force to be invited into Papua and West Papua provinces to undertake police training.

New Zealand Police conducting community-policing training in Indonesia’s Papua region say local police are discovering they can improve their relationship with the community.

The New Zealand Police are the first foreign police force to be invited into Papua and West Papua provinces to undertake this mode of practical police training.

The Senior New Zealand Police Liaison Officer based in Jakarta, Tim Haughey says that they’ve had twelve officers on the ground in Papua for six weeks.

“The feedback we’ve had from all people has been very enthusiastic support for what we’re doing. That’s the people on the ground. This is the first training they’ve ever received in community policing of this nature. So they’re very enthusiastic, they feel empowered by what they have learnt.”

Source: Radio New Zealand

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Wenda must be arrested

Benny Wenda must be prosecuted, not indulged like a lazy pretender asylum.

Now consider the Proceeds of Crime Act. Wenda led 50 people in a violence attack against a police station and burned down two shops in Papua in December 7th 2000.

This has caused, according to evidences, the death of two innocent people.

In addition, more casualties have been occurred related to Benny Wenda’s malicious propaganda to create local war scale conflict in Papua. Such carnage was justified with lies that have been exposed repeatedly in Benny Wenda’s website Free West Papua.

Several violence demonstrations in the heart of Papua since 2002 were a direct consequence of Wenda’s actions. No matter how clever Wenda’s hide his true face of wolf under the mask of a funny innocent peaceful sheep, there are many evidences about the involvement of Benny Wenda in several communal conflict in Papua.

Instead of remorse, Wenda has demonstrated a secretive greed.

Since entering UK, he has accumulated a significant amount of poundsterling, much of it as a result of using the Papua issue to collect money from British citizens. The total money he collected maybe small for rich British people, but greedy is one of the deadly sin.

Is it wishful thinking that Benny Wenda will be arrested?

Under the protection of asylum law, Wenda can hide comfortably in the UK for the rest of his live and the same law has let down two devastated families back in Papua crying for justice.

Source: papuastory

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Indonesia welcomes Foreign NGOs in Papua

NGOs could benefit the province, without embarking on political activities supporting separatism or violating agreements.

Indonesia still opens its door to NGOs that want to operate in Papua, as long as they benefit the people without involvement in politics and commercial activities, an official says.

Sunu M. Soemarno, director for Socio-Culture and International Organizations at the Foreign Ministry, said the government through an inter-department meeting including his office, the Social Services Ministry and intelligence bodies, police and the State Secretariat, will decide and review whether NGOs can help build Papua.

If the meeting found that NGOs could benefit the province, without embarking on political activities supporting separatism or violating agreements agreed upon beforehand with ministry partners, the government would hand out permits or extend permits to NGOs.

“We have approved the operation of 14 foreign NGOs in Papua while we expand scope of operations for two others based on this criteria.” Soemarno told the press.

Regarding the ban against a Dutch funding organization, Cordaid to operate in Papua, based on input from other departments, the organization had violated its agreement with its government partner, the Social Services Ministry.

Cordaid has been being a shareholder of Bank Andara and sponsoring the participation of a community group in the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), a forum that supports secessionist movements in southern Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia.

The Indonesia government requested Cordaid, which has operated for 30 years in Indonesia, to hand over ongoing projects to its local partners and not expand the scope of the projects or extend deadlines.

Cordaid, however, could reapply for the permit, and provide evidence to the Social Services Ministry that the organization had no intention of supporting separatism, and that its operation in Indonesia had provided many benefits to Papuans.

Cordaid said in its letter to the Social Services Ministry that it never supported separatist activities, while asserting it had gradually relinquished its 10 percent share in Andara.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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Son of Papua to be Head of Maluku Regional Office of the Department of Law and Human Rights

It could eliminate negative issue on character assassination.

The son of Papua, Demianus Rumbiak, will be promoted to be Head of Maluku Regional Office of the Department of Law and Human Rights. As a head of Maluku Regional Office, Demianus Rumbiak will be inaugurated by the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Patrialis Akbar.

Demianus Rumbiak had experiences as chief of Abepura Detention Center and head of Administration Division of Papua Regional Office of the Department of Law and Human Rights.

Head of Papua Regional Office of Department Law and Human Rights, Nazarudin Bunas said that Rumbiak’s promotion shows that the government appreciates good performance of its employees, particularly those who come from Indonesia’s easternmost province Papua.

Rumbiak’s promotion could eliminate negative issue mentioning that Papuan would have been having character assassination when promoted outside of Papua.

Source: Cenderawasihpos

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Papua`s special autonomy to be evaluated comprehensively

The comprehensive evaluation would cover all fields, including the implementation of regional administration, finance and accountability of performance.

The implementation of Papua`s Special Autonomy will be comprehensively evaluated in 2011, the director of regional order and special autonomy at the Home Affairs Ministry, Sumarsono, said.

But before making the evaluation, the government would determine its parameters, he said here on Saturday.

“In 2011 we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of Papua`s special autonomy which was granted nine years ago. The parameters of the evaluation are now being prepared,” he said at a discussion on the implementation of special autonomy in Indonesia.

He said the parameters must first be agreed upon by the central and regional governments.

The evaluation was to be done in pursuance of Law Number 21 of 2001 on Special Autonomy for Papua. Article 78 of the law states “the implementation of the law shall be evaluated every year and the first evaluation should be done three years after this law comes into force.”

Sumarsono said the government had actually routinely conducted an evaluation. The annual evaluations were done by the directorate general of BAKD (regional financial administration supervision) but they were limited to physical and financial aspects while a comprehensive evaluation was needed to measure the effectiveness of the law in practice.

He said the parameters to be used for the evaluation must be agreed upon by the central and regional governments and determine how successfully special autonomy was implemented.

The comprehensive evaluation would cover all fields, including the implementation of regional administration, finance and accountability of performance. It would not only involve the ministry of home affairs but also other ministries concerned, he said.

Since special autonomy was granted to Papua in 2001 around Rp28 trillion had been spent to implement it.

The management of special autonomy funds from 2002 to 2008 was done by the provincial government but as of the 2009 fiscal year the funds had been split between Papua and West Papua provinces.

The allocation of the funds was based on the formula of 40 percent for the provincial administration and 60 percent for all district/city administrations across Papua and West Papua.

The evaluation would also include an audit on the two provinces` finances.

Source: Antara News

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