Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

PLN Gives Rp4 Trillion to Eastern Regions

Friday, 10 June, 2011 | 15:32 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The state electricity company, PT PLN (Persero), disbursed Rp4 trillion to improve electrification in Indonesia’s eastern regions. These areas have the lowest rate of electrification or electrification ratio, among all PLN subscribers in Indonesia.

Most of Indonesia’s eastern regions can only access an average of 50 percent electrification. For example, Central Kalimantan has 50 percent, Southeast Sulawesi has 45 percent, and West Papua has 42 percent. To match the national scale, the electrification ratio target in these areas must reach 60 percent. Continue reading

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One Side of the Papua Story from Australian Institute of International Affairs

(Papua Story – Melbourne) The philosopher John Stuart Mill said that to understand an issue it is necessary to learn the arguments on both sides equally well. This comports with the idea we all are taught that there are two sides to every story. However, an academic institution in Australia namely Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) prefer to hold a one-sided story from a Papuan troubled activist and the infamous Deakin university academic for his prejudice.The event will be held at Dyason House in East Melbourne, and unsurprisingly not attended by many people because of its lack of credibility.

The AIIA vice-president tried to defend the shameful conference by saying that the the Institute’s policy was to present all views without favour. Indonesia is now democracy, so there is no need to ask for the cancellation of the one-sided conference, and maybe there is no need to discuss about the development of Papua with a bunch of dishonest people in Australia. People in the world and academic circles will see the cheap propaganda and dishonesty of the conference.

Report on Benny Wenda

True Story from Media Papua

Benny Wenda is a 35-years-old and lives in Oxford, UK and it was 10 years ago that he masterminded and led the attack on the Abepura Police station and burned two shops in the small township on December 7th 2000. Benny Wenda led 50 Papuan people and attacked a police station and torched two shops. A policeman was killed in the attack and a security guard was found dead near the shopping compound. Continue reading

No doubt about Indonesia sovereignty over Papua and West Papua Provinces

(Papua Story – Jayapura) Papuan people and Indonesian government have no doubt about Indonesia sovereignty over the western part of New Guinea Island. The principle of self determination as set out in the UN charter applies. The status of the Province of Papua as part of Indonesia is final and was endorsed in 1970 by General Assembly Resolution 2504.

Questioning the decolonization process serves no purpose at all. The main pretext used by certain quarters to meddle in Papua is about upholding and promoting human rights, justice and welfare for the Papuans. Admittedly, these are all important issues that have to be pursued honestly of which the present-day democratic Indonesia serves as the best framework. Hence, justifying separatism is wrong and will lead nowhere in terms of redressing those important grievances.

We must be aware of  a group of people led by a villain named Benny Wenda tried to create conflict in Papua with vicious lies, luckily God will always on the Papuan side and those efforts will never succeed.

Benny Wenda will never gain the trust of the people of Papua who love peace. Benny Wenda with malicious intent have been lying to the British people and people of Indonesia, including the communities in Papua.

O God help us from those villains.

Return to Papua: There is no place but home

In early April 2010, at the office of Indonesian Embassy-Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a family of Dusay consisting of six people had come with the intent to convey their desire to return to Jayapura. This case reminds us of the universal proverb that There is no Place but Home. In addition, this also indicates that Papuan people who live in the PNG are aware about the improvement of Papua and West Papua Provinces as part of the democracy process in the Republic of Indonesia. Continue reading

Indonesia To Review Requirement For Papua District Heads To Be Ethnic Papuans

Worldwide news distributed by Tapol:

On 7 May 2010, Presidential Special Staffer for Regional Autonomy and  Development Velix Wanggai said that the Papuan People’s Council (MRP)

regulation that states that district head and mayoral positions must  be filled by ethnic Papuans needs further consideration before it is implemented. Continue reading

Should I keep my mouth shut ?

A man named Richard (hopefully not the disgusting Richard Samuelson) suggests Papua Story to stop writing.

Face up or you can only back down, United States is a free country, my right to speak is guaranteed by our First Amandment :

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

So grow up Richard.

Stereotypes do our peoples an injustice

SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO

I was taken aback when I learnt that in a recent Lowy Institute survey, 54 per cent of Australian respondents doubted that Indonesia would act responsibly in its international relations. Indeed, the most persistent problem in our relations is the persistence of age-old stereotypes – misleading, simplistic mental caricatures that depict the other side in a bad light. Even in the age of the internet, there are Australians who still see Indonesia as an authoritarian country, or as a military dictatorship, or as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, or even as an expansionist power. Continue reading

Freeport has yet to help Papua: DPD

Markus Makur , The Jakarta Post , Timika |

PT Freeport Indonesia has not helped develop human resources in Papua, particularly in the Amungme and Kamoro tribes, a member of the Regional Representatives’ Council (DPD) says. Continue reading

Indonesian rights body enlists ex-VP to seek solution to Papua problems

On 8 February 2010, Chairman of The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Ifdhal Kasim said that Komnas HAM had asked former vice president and current Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, Jusuf Kalla, to assist in addressing the problems affecting Papua. Continue reading