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Smart Guys from Papua

August 26, 2008

Loru Hama Esuru, a student of SMAN 1 Kaimana, Papua has an opportunity to bring a flag tray at the ceremony of lowering the flag.  Her face was full of light and happiness. “I am really happy.  It is Unimaginable,” as saying after success of doing her job at Istana Negara, Jl Veteran, Jakarta, Sunday 17 August 2008. She acknowledged that she has been a little bit nervous for a while. But, all critical steps have been passed. Other lucky guys is Fince Yunita Maran, SMAN 1 Manokwari, Jayapura. 

Hiduplah Indonesia Raya.  

 

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Peggy Melati Sukma’ Visit to Papua

August 15, 2008
Peggy Melati Sukma (NovaDoc)

Peggy Melati Sukma (NovaDoc)

Peggy Melati Sukma terpilih menjadi Presiden Tingkat Dunia untuk Organisasi Kesenian anak Dunia. Istri dari Sdr. Wisnu Candra ini memang tepat menjabat posisi itu, sebab ia memang memiliki kecintaan kepada anak-anak. Hal yang patut menjadi perhatian kami adalah upayanya menyempatkan kunjungan ke Papua untuk berbincang-bincang dengan wakil rakyat Papua, setelah pergi ke luar negeri Rusia. Dan juga kesediaannya mengobankan karirnya di dunia film untuk mengurus tugas mulia tersebut. Oleh karenanya kami mengucapkan terima kasih. Semoga perjuangan anda membawa aspirasi anak-anak sukses. Salam dari anak-anak Papua.

Yang Menarik dari Judo Papua, Indonesia

August 15, 2008

Ada kisah menarik dari olah raga Judo asal Papua. Yaitu kisah Sdr. Yonadap Wattimena adalah pejudo asal Papua Barat yang mewakili daerahnya dalam PON pada Juli lalu di Samarinda, Kalimantan. Sang atlit Yonadap Wattimena atau biasa disapa John ini sehari-harinya adalah menjabat Kepala Kantor Trantib Kota Sorong. Sementara itu, pelatihnya yang melatihnya setiap hari adalah istrinya sendiri bernama Susana AP. Wanita yang manis tersebut adalah seorang perwira menengah di Polresta Sorong. Jadi keduanya adalah pejabat penting di Papua. Selamat.

Developments in Papua (as of August 2008) Web Memo

August 13, 2008

 

 

After Indonesia government succeeds to implement special autonomy in Papua, both central and local government are actively promoting the development of economic and social infrastructures covering city building, energy systems, communication, health care, and education.  To increase Papuan standard of living government has established integrated cities. In the North, for instance, Keerom regency has been planned as one of self service cities (Kota Terpadu Mandiri) like BSD in Jakarta.  In the south, an integrated city covering 35.235 ha located at Salor District Alim Anim Merauke will also be built in 2009. Small-scale enterprises office (UKM) has been established along the border from the North to the South since 2006 such as markets at Lereh village, Kaerom District, at Skouw village, Jayapura District, at Tanah Merah village in Boven Digul District and at Sota village, Merauke District.  

Dealing with energy, on April 2008 Solar Power Energy (PLTS) funded by “Special Autonomy Fund” (Dana Otsus) from 2008 onwards has been built in the two regencies in Yapen Regency (98 units) and in Supiori regency (220 units).  Last year, Papua Pemprov has also built 50 units of PLTS spreading in Tolikara, Boven Digoel and Pegunungan Bintang.  Moreover, the development of the third turbin of Micro Hydro Power Plant (PLTMH) in Mulia Puncak Jaya has been operating. As noted that Turbine 1 and 2 have started operating. The Mining and Energy Service of Papua Province in 2007 has also been programming 8 PLTMHs in some regencies such as in Wamena (2), in Paniai (1), Puncak Jaya (1), Yahukimo (1), Yapen (1) and Jayapura (2).  All of those projects have been completed and has been operating except in Puncak Jaya which just operating 2 from 3 total turbines.

Again using Otsus, Central Electronic Data Board (BPDE) of Papua Province provides free internet facilities (Warnet). This matter is meant to socialize the development of technology to community in order to help them, especially students in accessing various information. According the head of BPDE Thobias Solossa,SH, MM his office has paid around Rp 60 million monthly.

In education field, local government has been cooperating with Patimura University by contracting out 10 teachers to teach in Sorong Selatan Regency and  developing education infrastructure. In the future Regional Government will recruit its own local teachers because there have been many local teachers have got high level education. At the late February 2008 totaling 1,500 prospective non-commissioned officers (Caba) of Republic of Indonesia State Police from Papua have been sent to follow education to three their respective educational agencies that are the Polisi Negara School (SPN) Singaraja (Bali), SPN Mojokerto (Surabaya), and SPN Purwokerto (Central Java). In health services, as of operated in the last 2005 until the end of April 2008, Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) or Testing Clinic and Voluntary Counseling of HIV at Regional Public Hospital of Abepura assist free for any person to get short consultation.

The central government through Menkokesra has also built isolated and remote area in Kanero Village, Distrik Bokoneri, Tolikara, starting from three houses or honai becoming 47 house (type 36) provided with elementary school,  public heath service, electricity, 1 village hall unit,  and agricultural (cultivation seed and post harvest treatment).

The implementation of special autonomy has attracted many Papuan living at overseas. Displacement happened in the past have been reduced due to the success of repatriation. Hundreds of TPN/OPM members are ready to come back to the city and wants to be the Republic of Indonesia Citizen (NKRI). Chairman of Laskar Merah Putih of Papua Province Nico Mauri stated until now they (OPM in the jungle) have been utilized by  OPM politicians who live in the city or overseas to rise fund and they miserable and it is time to come back to the city, live among society and build Indonesia together. Repratiation programs appreciated by US Ambasador for PNG Mrs. Liesly, Director of UNHCR for PNG Mrs. Walaya Pura as well as PNG goverment. One of NGO which accelerating the program is an Independent Group Supporting the Special Autonomous Regional of Papua Republic of Indonesia (IGSSARPRI).

The conducive situation in Papua  conducive. Three US officials of American Embassy in Indonesia, namely, Staff for Political Section Mr.Matthew Cenzer, Assistant for Army Attaché Letkol Marc Harrelson and  Attache  Marinir Letcol Ron Domingue who paid a visit to Makodam, Papua on 7 March 2008 appreciated the political and security situation and condition in Papua. Again, concerning US commitment towards the NKRI sovereignty, Mr. Matthew Cenzer said clearly that the US Government supports the Papuan integrity to the territory of NKRI.  On the same month, the similar statement goes from the Australian government.  It was stated by Air Force Defense Attaché from Australian Embassy during two days visit in Papua on 12-13 March 2008 that its side supports Special Autonomy to build remote areas development.

Indonesia government guarantees of political equality and equal treatment under the law.  A lot of Papuans have got distinguished achievements in national level. Freddy Numberi who took  military’s top job has promoted to be Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.  Papuan-born George Saa won International Olympic in Science. Nobo enjoyed the best four of Indonesian Idol and Persipura Jayapura won the Indonesian Football League in 2007.  Most of local government are also managed by their own Papuan-born peoples.

In Papua your dream will come true. We appreciate Franz Albert Joku who had been living in exile in PNG since childhood to return to Papua. We also appreciate Nick Messet.  Of cource, their decision come after observing the real condition in Indonesia and the international political climate. They said,” We believe Indonesia will be better, more democratic, free, prosperous and peaceful in the future,”. They believe Vice President Jusuf Kalla statement that Jakarta gets fund from Freeport Rp 17 trillion, meanwhile Jakarta gives back financial support to Papua Rp 29 trillion or double  from that is taken from Papua.  “So again it is untrue if Jakarta only obtained money from Papua,”he added.

 

Red and White Flag unfluring in Papua

August 7, 2008

 

Tomorrow on 8 August the Red and White Flag will be unrolling for 1 km long at the 47th anniversary of Boy Scouts in Fakfak, Papua. The parade will start from 16 November Stadium  to reclamation beach.  It also welcome the 63rd anniversary of Indonesia Independence.    

Another agenda is rope jumping presented by Pramuka Widya Kartika supervised by Military District Command/Kodim 1706 Fakfak.

 

OPM Comes Back to NKRI

July 4, 2008

Hundreds of TPN/OPM members are ready to come back to the city and wants to be The Republic of Indonesia Citizen ( NKRI).  Their willing is positively greeted by Vice Chairman II DPR Papua Paskalis Kossy, SPd and Chairman of Laskar Merah Putih of Papua Province Nico Mauri.

“Until now they (OPM in the jungle) have been utilized by  OPM politicians who live in the city or overseas to rise fund and they miserable and it is time to come back to the city, live among society and build Indonesia together”  Nico said. Welcome back.

Students Staged a Rally

July 3, 2008

Around one hundred people from Students Executive Body (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa Papua Se-Indonesia/ BEMSI), Student Alliance of Pegunungan Tengah Indonesia ( AMPTI) and other public component have staged a rally in front of  a local parliament building in Jayawijaya on 2 July 2008.

 

“We urge Pilkada in Jayawijaya postpone until 2010 because there are many problems which has not been settled by government of Jayawijaya Regency ,”Yan Matuan in his oration.

Pesan Kebangkitan Deddy Miswar juga untuk Pemuda-pemudi Papua

May 28, 2008

Bangkit itu takut
takut untuk korupsi dan mengambil
apa yang bukan haknya
Bangkit itu mencuri
mencuri perhatian dunia
dengan prestasi kita

Bangkit itu malu
malu menjadi benalu
malu minta meluluBangkit itu tidak ada
tidak ada kata menyerah

Bangkit itu aku
untuk indonesiaku

 

  

* Deddy Mizwar on a television

The United Stated of America Claims Papua as an ‘integral part’ of the Unitary State of Indonesia (NKRI)

May 8, 2008

Jayapura. Three US officials  of American Embassy in Indonesia:  Staff for Political Section Mr.Matthew Cenzer, Assistant for Army Attaché  Letkol Marc Harrelson and  Attache  Marinir Letcol Ron Domingue paid a visit to Makodam, Papua on 7 March 2008.  Their visit were welcome by Asisten Intel ( Asintel) Kasdam XVII/Cenderawasih Colonel Inf. FX.Bangun P who was acting for Pangdam.

 

 

The goal of their visit  is to appreciate the political and security situation and condition in Papua as well as want to get  comprehensive pictures from TNI side  relating with the efforts towards groups which have not yet had the same views with NKRI. In that occasion, Kapendam Lt Col Inf. Santoso who accompanying Asintel Kasdam stated “,TNI have never deemed tham as enemies, but our brother Indonsia nation who still have different views. TNI has a duty to give understanding to them so that they will realize Indonesia efforts”.

 

Concerning US commitment towards the NKRI sovereignty, Mr.Matthew Cenzer said clearly that the United States Government supports the Papuan integrity to the territory of NKRI. “I am very happy and proud of approaches carried out by the regional government and TNI, because many OPM members settled in PNG could return to Indonesia (Papua) without having pressures from any side after seeing the progress of Papua development,” he stated. Mr Mattew Cenzer claimed, the mass media and non-governmental organizations’ report  on Papua condition is to the contrary with reality. Evidently,  I see security condition in Papua is very good and conducive. (Ar10)

 

Indonesia is proud of Papuan Sons and Daughters

May 7, 2008

Jayapura. We noted that a lot of Papuans have got achievements in national level. Freddy Numberi, for instance,  took military’s top job had promoted to be Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Papuan-born George Saa won International Olympic in Science and  Nobo enjoyed the best four of Indonesian Idol and Persipura Jayapura won the Indonesian Football League in 2007.

 

Recently, Indonesia is also proud of the achievement of several young Papua peoples whom studying overseas. Among them are Mejuwin Me Novenus Omabak (21) comes from Amungme, Mimika regency. He is  still studying at Victorian University, Melbourne, Australia. A son of Yunus Omabak and Josina Natkime has completed his diploma program majoring at human resources and continuing to Strata-1 at the same field.  Heribert Emeyauta, a young man from Kamoro, Mimika is studying at Newscastle University, Australia. He is an employee of the Department of Industrial relations, PTFI.  Jimmy Kum, Dorkas Beanal and  Elfinus Omaleng  are still studying at Charles University, Darwin, Australia  with PTFI scholarship.  PTFI always joins annual Master Fulbright – Freeport program.

 

During 2006-2007,  PTFI also provided some scholarship to two Papuans, Bertha Yudha Alpini Wanggai and Shofiyah Ika Lestari Monaryanti.  Now Bertha Wanggai, Manukwari origin has completed his strata one in Jogja and now still studying   at the University of Okrom, Ohio, USA,  majoring at human resources, meanwhile Shofiyah Mohnaryanti is still studying  Food Science at Lousiana State University, Lousiana, US.

 

Congratulation, who are next ? (A10)