Archive for February 2009

Papua will be Ready for General Election

February 25, 2009

Mamberamo Central Regency in the Papua Province has made the election drill to prepare for the elections for legislative bodies at the national and regional levels just 44 days left the election day.  The legislative bodies include the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD) at the national level, and regional legislative councils at the provincial, mayoralty and municipality levels. The drill  is cumducted at Sinapuk Public Square, on Tuesday 24 Februari 2009.  Be present in this simulation are  the Regent of Central Mamberamo David Pagawak, S.Sos, the chairman of KPUD Jayawijaya, Yosephine F Hubi,  Central Mamberamo officials,  political parties leaders and  other community elements.  The rehearsal went smoothly with villagers and local officials participating in the event.

Such kind of drill has been practiced last year, in particular by residents in Keerom regency, Papua, which took place in Workwana villlage.  Keerom was one of three places holding a simulation, together with Aceh and East Java. Keerom regent Celcius Watae stated that Keerom  was selected because of its pluralism and it is an area which could represent urban and rural communities.  Keerom is home to 29,600 eligible voters and 105 polling stations in six districts.

In general,  Papuan people expressed their full support for the simulation and public awareness campaign.

Message to Leave Java Island

February 16, 2009

Two weeks ago, we discussed a message we received from someoneee to leave Java island. We later believed that all Papuan who have been living in Java should not follow the crazy idea. Papuan and Javanese are , we are Indonesian. A Javanese could stay, work and get marriage with Papuan and versi versa. So don’t be afraid with any kind of intimidation.

Today is Papua Holiday

February 5, 2009


Today is Thursday, 5 February 2009. Papua is publishing an official holiday for commemorating the 154th Bible Service (Pengkabaran Injil ).  Some agendas that happened are at least the inauguration of  a Nabire Regent and discussion of a book entitle  Fajar Merebak di Tanah Papua written by  Pdt Reiner  Schuimaan.  The number 154 is counted from the beginning of Bible entering at Mansinam Island.  Mansinam island of 410,97 ha which located at Doreri Bay  is an interesting tourism destination.  Last year, we crossed it by using a traditional long boat with a price of  3.000 Rupiahs for  10 -15 minutes.  Not only we visited Gua Kelelawar but also some historical places that on February 5, 1855 tho Germany, Carel William Otto and Johan Gotlob, put their steps. Happy Holiday.