Archive for July 2009

Three TPN/OPMs surrendered

July 10, 2009

Three members of TPN/OPMs who involved in the attack and the occupation of the Kapeso airfield, Memberamo Raya, on April 15 2009 as well as ambushed police convoy on July 2 2009 in Angkaisera under the command of Decky Embiri have surrendered to Mapolres (Head of Police Regency Level) Yapen in Serui, on Tuesday at dawn on 7 July 2009. They are Yeret Runaweri (59) from Wansama (the chef of OPM), Yusuf Aninam (26) Kanui (sagu) and one person has not yet known his complete name. Acting Chief of Public Relation of Papua Regional Police, AKBP Nurhabri stated that they are welcomed and received positively.

Papua Governor talks with President SBY through Teleconference a Day before Preidential Election

July 8, 2009


Governors across the country declared Tuesday their preparedness for Wednesday’s presidential election, and pledged to uphold the Constitutional Court’s ruling to allow unregistered voters to cast ballots using their ID cards. The governors made the pledge during a video conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is one of the three contenders in the race.

Using a video conference, closeness we can feel between Papua and Jakarta. It remembered us  about  a correct use of an Indonesian proverb which says far from eyes but close to heart. Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu, a governor from the country’s 33 provinces was saying nearly 2.2 million registered voters in the country’s easternmost province were facing ballot shortages. However, he said only Papua’s Yahukimo regency had not received any ballot papers yet due to geographical and weather difficulties. The majority of Indonesia’s governors claimed Tuesday they had all the ballots, security and manpower necessary to run a successful presidential election on Wednesday, though minor incidents in some regions suggested otherwise.

The President told the 33 governors to stay “neutral and professional” in holding the election, and help the General Elections Commission (KPU) implement the new Constitutional Court ruling. The video conference lasted about an hour. A total of 11 governors reported on their latest preparations in their respective provinces ahead of tomorrow’s polls, while others listened.

Papuan’ Permanent Voter List (DPT) is Increasing 5,5 %

July 7, 2009


The majority people of Papua Province is ready for tomorrow’s Presidential election from 08.00 – 13.00 WIT. There are 2.188.082 people on the Permanent Voter List (DPT) from 27 Regencies/Cities with 341 PPD (Provincial Election Committee), 3.397 PPS (voting committee) dan 6.267 TPS (polling station). Comparing with legislative election, the total of TPS is decreasing 300, but DPT is increasing 5,5%.

Chief of the KPU (General Elections Commission – Papua Province) Benny Swenny S.Sos, stated that Election in Papua is ready even until H-2 (two days before election day) logistic has been distributed for 84,5 %. The rest is in Yakuhimo which has 51 district (16 district has been done). Hopefully, they will be finished to distribute today. Otherwise, some district could not conduct on July 8, 2009.