Jayapura, 2/6 (Jubi) – The Political, Governmental and Human Rights Division of Commission A at Papua’s parliament urged any person elected in the July 9 presidential election will resolve the conflict in Papua and hold a dialogue.
The chairman of the Commission A, Ruben Magay said at the end of his administration, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would make efforts to resolve the issues on Papua and never materialized.
“Until today, the people are still waiting for a dialogue. But it has never been realized during ten years of SBY administration. Of course, they expect the elected president would be able to resolve those issues, the elected president must realize a dialogue. It was people’s aspirations for years,” Ruben Magay said to tabloidjubi.com on Monday (2/6).
According to him, both president candidates knew a lot about the Papua’s issues. Therefore, they must put Papua in their first agenda.
“A dialog is the most important because Papua has already been the international spotlight. It’s not only the problem of Jakarta and Papua. So whoever has been elected, he should be able to accommodate the issues in Papua including the human right violations and the political issues,” he said.
The idea on Jakarta-Papua Dialogue has been raised several years ago. It was just not getting support from some human right activists but also from the religious leaders. In the 4th Indonesia Inter Faith Network Conference, the Coordinator Elga Sarapung said the network has spoke about Papua, especially about how to support the realization of peaceful dialogue between Papua and Jakarta.
“We have discussed about the dialogue in our previous conference. We agreed to continuously support the realization of dialogue,” said Sarapung.
Futher JAII expected the dialogue could be realized though they aware about the differences and it still on the course because the government has not taken a concrete action. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)