Jayapura , 27/5 ( Jubi ) – Rev. Herman Saud, a former chairman of the Papua GKI Synod said that corruption cases should be dealt seriously.
“People are no longer free to do anything. The election process is no longer safe. The leaders whould have respected the people and their voices,” Saud told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar and workshop for Papua students entitled “Implementing Vision of Papua as Land of Peace“ in Waena.
“We should live well with others and do not do things that harm others,” Saud said.
Some time long ago , there was a lot of pressure over the edge so that we appeals to all people especially religious people and nation to respect religion teaching and the law.
“Unfortunately, it is not implemented since everyone is doing something what they want as if we are not living in a nation. For example, corruption, it will be taken action,if reported. All leaders should be arrested for doing it, ” he said.
He further said that the New Order era had created people to become mentally corrupt. Why? Because for example in the governor election, all the networks had to raise money to pay there and here and it can not be denied. We hope that the new leaders in Indonesia will be able to change this bad habit.
While, Fadhal Alhamid , former chairman of the Papua Muslim Association said the shift has been happening to many indigenous in Papua. Many Indigenous Peoples have lost their identity or uprooted from their culture.
“For example the culture of self-reliance, indigenous peoples has been taught to live in the house or out of his parents’ house, raise a garden and build their own house, “ he explained.
Yet, in the development era, many Papuans are no longer independent and relying on government or others. ( Jubi / Aprila/ Tina )