Councillors Urge Establishment of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Papua

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Councilor Tan Wie Long - Jubi
Councilor Tan Wie Long – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Commission I of Papua Legislative Council ( DPRP) has called for the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Papua to come to terms with past abuses.

Last week, Tan Wie Long said the establishment of the commission was mandated by the Special Autonomy Law Article 45 and 46.

Article 46 states that the task of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to maintain the unity of the nation and formulate and establish steps of reconciliation.
“There are several articles in the Special Autonomy Law that must be fought to be drafted as local regulation including the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is important so what happens in Papua will be dealt by the government and be no longer to tell to the outside world, “Tan Wie Long stated last weekend.

He said the state to not allergy and should reflect on mistakes that have been made so far towards the people of Papua. The legislators will draft local regulation on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. So that the basic rights of native Papuans could be upheld.
“It is the mandate of the Special Autonomy Law that must be implemented and accounted for. We hope that the executive and legislative to sit together in order to realize what has become imperative in the Special Autonomy Law, “he said.

Previously, other member of commission I Laurenzus Kadepa said, if the state wants Papua to be part of Indonesia, the state must admit past mistakes, and promised not to do the same thing.

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“The state should change the pattern of approach and commitment to build Papua people human. During this Papuans always be the object. In fact they are the owner of the land. As if there is no desire of the state to build Papua people, “Kadepa said at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)

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