Councillor Urges Start of Jakarta – Papua Dialogue


Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Council, Nioluen Kotouki, questioned the commitment of the central government to start a peace dialogue between with Papua.

A politician from the Prosperous Justice Part ( PKS) said Joko Widodo President has said it would carry out a peaceful dialogue in order to seek solutions to problems in Papua. However, it is still up in the air.
“Now the question is when its implementation? Many Papuans have been arrested for being part of the armed groups, “ Kotouki said on Saturday (01/31/2015).

According to him, the central government should view this dialogue as the aspirations of the Papuans.
“The dialogue is to see the root of problem in Papua. I hope the Central Government could realize the dialogue between Jakarta – Papua and take concrete steps to make Papua a peaceful land, “he said.

“Basically, I support the peaceful dialogue between Jakarta – Papua. This was proposed several years ago yet until now there is no certainty,” he said.

On one occasion, another member of the Papua Legislative Council, Ruben Magay, urged the central government to immediately implement a peace dialogue Jakarta – Papua, which was proposed by the Papua Peace Network (JDP).
“The peaceful dialogue has been initiated since former President Susilo Bambang Yudhono (SBY). Yet at that time, he did not give a positive response., ” Magay said at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)


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