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Democracy in Papua : Wally – Markum have an early lead.

September 6, 2010

An independent institution indicated Thursday, 2 September 2010  that  Yusuf Wally, SE, MM and running mate Muh. Markum, SH have an early lead in the Keerom Regential election  ahead of two pairs of contenders, Drs. Celsius Watae, MH – Marsudi SE,MM and Johanis Tawa, S.Ag – Widodo Budi Priyono, S.Pd.

Wally-Markum have gained 6.439 ballots (Arso and Arso Timur Districts), incumbent Watae-Marsudi secured 5.457 ballots (Skanto, Senggi dan Web Dictricts), while Johanis Tawa – Widodo Budi Priyono won 3.611 ballots. Changes are still possible and we awaits for final vote results.

Keerom communities simultaneously use  their political rights in local elections voting.  Voter turnout in the election was estimated at 38,070, with voters casting polls in seven districts, 61 villages and 111 polling stations. Keerom,  about 80 kilometers from the city of Jayapura, can be reached by using two-and four-wheel vehicles.

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The successor of the late Kelly Kwalik is a criminal ?

February 11, 2010

Almost two months Jeek Milian Kemong has succeeded the late Kelly Kwalik, but his leadership has not been accepted by its members.  Therefore, the leader of the OPM and Deputy Chairman of West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), Dr Otto Ondowame many times call upon all para military forces to accept the decision and give full support to the new Commander.    Some who rejected his leadership due to his involvement in the attack and destruction of the Freeport copper pipe, which caused the company losses of millions of dollars in 1977.  This group believe that he will face criminal charges without a doubt and become obstacle of struggle.

Kemong grew up with the late Kelly Kwalik and Dr Otto Ondowame and went to the same primary school in Amungun, sub-district of Akimuga in the 1980s and attended the Catholic seminary in Abepura from 1968 to 1971.

Happy 99th Anniversary of Jayapura

March 6, 2009

Happy Annyversary

On March 7, 2009 Jayapura City will celebrate its  99th  anniversary.  In relation to this matter,  Ketentraman dan Ketertiban (Trantib) of Jayapura City carries out the control beginning with monitoring towards the cleanliness of the good environment such as housing and  office complex including prohibiting resident to stake out laundry on the clotheslines at the edge of the road.  Head if Trantib Section, Drs Otniel Meraudje, MM asks resident to pay attention to the problem of the cleanliness of the environment,  such as painting the fence, cleaning the water channel and their residence environment.

Happy Anniversary.

International Parliamentarians for West Papua, Membongkar Jaringan London

October 30, 2008

 

Berdasarkan investigasi, aksi segelintir kelompok ektrim pimpinan Benny Wenda telah mengadakan kegiatan di London dengan tema ”International Parliamentarians for West Papua” (IPWP) pada 15 Oktober 2008. Pertemuan tersebut dihadiri oleh 3 anggota Parlemen Inggris, 1 anggota Parlemen Papua New Guinea (PNG), 1 anggota Parlemen Vanuatu dan 30 simpatisan separatis. Kegiatan yang tidak didaftarkan tersebut (kegiatan non formal), disebutnya sebagai gerakan internasional, sama sekali tidak menarik perhatian publik. Para annggota parlemen yang menghadiri kegiatan tersebut tentunya mereka yang masih menutup mata dengan perkembangan demokrasi di Indonesia dan perkembangan otonomi khusus yang sudah diterima luas oleh masyarakat Papua.

WPP kali ini menurunkan hasil investigasi dari mereka-mereka yang hadir utamanya dari Inggris (anggota parlemen Andrew Smith, pendeta L. Harrys dan anggota parlemen Lembit Opik) dan bahayanya pemikiran mereka. Siapakah mereka ?

Andrews Smith

Smith

Smiths

Andrews Smith adalah anggota parlemen partai Labour dari Oxford East sampai sekarang. Andrew adalah seorang City Councillor di Blackbird Leys sebelum terpilih menjadi anggota parlemen dan mengepalai Committee hubungan rasial, pariwisata dan perencanaan local. Ia juga aktif di Amnesty Internasional khususnya HAM di China. Partainya “Labour” adalah partai demokratik sosialis. Namun partai ini sejak pertengahan 1980an, dibawah kepemimpinan Neil Kinnock, John Smith, dan Tony Blair, disebut-sebut sebagai ”Third Way” (more centrist) yang mengadopsi pasar bebas. Dan terkait hal ini, para pengamat lebih menyebutnya sebagai partai Sosial demokratik (left atau center left) atau bahkan neo-liberal. Ia menikah dengan Val dengan satu anak perempuan dan satu cucu.

Lord Harrys

Harrys

Harrys

Ia dikenal dengan aliran liberal, menentang Section 38 UU Pemerintah Lokal Inggris yang melarang mempublikasikan homoseksual. Ia dikenal sejalan dengan pendeta controversial pro-gay Jeffry John yang mendapat pertetangan keras dari seluruh dunia, mengingat bertambahnya penderita AIDS di Inggris yang diyakini karena tindakan kaum gay dan biseksual. Tentunya, jika ide mereka diterapkan di Papua, yang bersama dunia internasional justru sedang berjuang memerangi AIDS, adalah counter produktif sebab hanya akan mendukung berkembangnya penyakit AIDS tersebut.

Lembik Opik

Opik

Opik

Sedangkan Lembik Opik, lahir 2 Maret 1965 dan anggota parlemen partai Liberal Demokrat dari Montgomery Shire sejak tahun 1997, dikenal sebagai seorang flamboyan. Setelah putus dari pacarnya Sean Lloyd ia kemudian bergandengan dengan penyanyi Romania Gabriele Irimia. Sebagai seorang yang ingin mencari perhatian, ia pernah tampil di Who Wants to be Milionare dan mendapatkan US$ 64.000. Pengetahuan tentang Papua adalah sangat diragukan sebab ia lebih menekuni masalah komet dan kemungkinannya untuk menabrak bumi. Lord Harrys adalah pria kelahiran 2 Juni 1936, pensiunan bishop of Oxford (ke 41) di Church of England. Setelah pension dari tentara (perwira) ia masuk ke sekolah Selwyn Colloge, Cambrige hingga mendapat gelar master. Belakangan ia masuk kembali ke tentara. Ia menjadi anggota pendiri Abrahamic Group yang meliputi tiga agama Islam, Kristen, dan Yahudi. Pada 2001 ia memperoleh gelar Doktor of the University dari Oxford Brookes University.

Sementara itu, Jeremy Corbyn adalah pria kelahiran Wiltshire, 26 Mey 1949 ini adalah aktifis partai buruh anggota parlemen Islington North. Ia juga anggota Amnesty Internasional.

 

Kenyataan terlibatnya para tokoh Inggris tersebut utamanya Pendeta Lord Harriys dalam ”International Parliementarians for West Papua” hanyalah untuk mencari popularitas mengingat idenya (Jerry John) yang tidak popular atau mendapat penolakan dari kelompok Kristen di Afrika dan Amerika Selatan. Dengan kata lain dapat dikatakan bahwa mereka bukannya bermaksud menyelesaikan Papua, melainkan hanya akan menambah permasalahan baru. Yang menjadikan pertanyaan apakan mereka yang hadir (30 orang ) Papua memiliki ide yang sama dengan Jerry John ?

 

Herman Wainggai is a Dictator ?

September 26, 2008

 

Herman Wanggai (ABCTV doc)

Herman Wanggai (ABCTV doc)

In a SIMPA letter entitled “Two Indonesian citizens returned to Indonesia!” dated September 23 2008 20:02:10 -0700, Herman threatened the safety both of them and stated that both people are the enemy of free Papua movement. He added, “Congratulation on Your Betrayal”.

 

In this case, the government of the Republic of Indonesia and Australia should protect the safety of both people. Anybody has right to choose their life. Based on Papuan perception, both Gobay and Yubel inspire everyone with confidence.   

 

Scholarship are given to Sons and Daughters of Former OPM Leaders

September 25, 2008

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia through Depdiknas and Depag RI has given  the scholarship to the sons and daughters of  former leading figures of the National Liberation Army Free Papua Organization (OPM) lived in PNG through the program of repatriation.

Depdiknas Logo

Depdiknas Logo

In September 2008,  Depdiknas gives  the scholarship to 11 people spreading in various Universities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Malang, Jogjakarta and Surakarta .

Depag

Depag

Whereas, Depag has given 4 scholarships to study at State Islamic University of  Jogjakarta

Refugees are Cheated by Herman Wainggai

September 25, 2008

Hana Gobay

Hana Gobay (Cen. Post Doc)

 

The issue on refugees who fled to Australia to go back to Indonesia has arisen not long after a group of 43 Papuans arrived at Cape Town on January 13, 2006.  It is known that Herman Wainggai, group’s leader, has ever denied claim that they want to return. “They want to go back is simply wrong,” Herman said.  In fact, they really want to go back to Indonesia. Let us see what Hana Gobey and Yubel Kareni did.

 

Hana Gobey who claimed to pay Rp. 7 Million to Herman Wanggai got a rumors were circulated by Herman that they would be jailed and killed once they arrived in Indonesia.  However, both guys believed the rumors are untrue.   With any efforts, Hana Gobey from Merauke and Yubel Kareni from Serui gained access to Indonesia Consulate General in Melbourne. Their willing to go home was expressed to Jahar Gultom, the consul for economic affairs.

 

Then, with the help of Australian and Indonesia government, both arrive at Mopah Airport in Merauke on a flight from Bali. “The promises Herman W.  made to us will never come true,” said Hana at Frans Kaisepo, Biak on 24 September 2008. Hana was greeted with tears and hugs by her mother Bastina Gobay. “God has answered prayers and now we are reunited after three years apart, ” a tearful Bastina said. Meanwhile, Yubel Kareni said,” I thank the Indonesia Government who had helped me to return home.    

Jangan Ganggu Kami

September 23, 2008

Jangan tembaki kami

Jangan buru kami

Jangan tangkap kami

 

Biarkan Bulu Indah warna-warni

Menghiasi Bumi Pertiwi

Banggalah dengan Kehadiran Kami si Burung Surga ini

Berhias Kuning, Hijau, dan Coklat

Menyelimuti Diri

Demikian juga dengan Dara Mahkota

Atau Mambruk kata Mereka

Berhias Biru, Putih dan Abu-abu

Bermahkota Setiap hari

Ingin Hidup Ribuan Tahun lagi

 

Jangan hanya puas tonton kami di Kebun Binatang

Selamatkan pula Kami di Papua tempat kami berasal

Jikalau engkau membunuhku

Tentu Anak-anakmu tak akan melihatku Lagi

Selain hanya di Kertas dan Movie

 

Kamipun ingin hidup seperti dirimu

Terbang Bebas di Alam Hijau Indonesia Ini

 

Cegahlah kami dari Kepunahan

Lindungi Kami dari Kejahatan

Biarkan Anak-cucumu Senantiasa Bersama Kita

Turut Amankan Kami dari Gangguan

 

Hingga Terus Terbang Bebas Menghiasi Langit

Menikmati Keindahan Alam Indonesia Kita

Sepanjang Masa

Peaceful Message from a Papuan Brilliant Artist.

September 23, 2008

Peace Dancing by Yenno

Peace Dancing by Yenno

Franky Yenno is a Papuan artist living in Manokwari. His concern on peaceful society has been delivered through his art such ac carving.  His artwork is to remind Papuan people who coming from hundred of tribes to promote peace in order to develop Papua  land and to live side by side with other Indonesians equally. One of his art carving said  that Hukum Adat or customary law is a means to be used to reach  peace agreement.

 

After agreement, they  celebrate it in a number of rituals such as Barapen (meaning Bakar Batu – burning stone) ceremony and Peace Dancing.  After getting war, they could dance together hand in hand as brothers and sisters.

 

 

Five Australians in Papua

September 19, 2008

 

According to Defense Minster Juwono Sudarsono after a meeting with his Australian counterpart Joel Fitzgibbon. “Our finding from the event of the Australians who flew from Queensland to Papua is that five Australians are not a threat or anything like that. “It was only a number of people looking for an opportunity to open up tourism,” he added.