Jayapura, Jubi – A total of 400 high school and vocational school students participated in legal education training to preparate for the ASEAN Economic Community.
“Why should they learn? Because they would directly experience the influence of the ASEAN Economic Community, so we did it to educate and improve their legal knowledge,” John Charles Sinambela, the Counseling and Legal Aid staff of Papua Justice Department told Jubi on Thursday (29/1/2016).
Having knowledge on legal issue, said Sinambela, will protect the students from misleading behavior. Without realizing it, most of them have broken the law, therefore it should be prevented by providing the understanding about the law itself.
“This is the government’s program and the counseling is not providing only for the young generation, but also for many components of society in Papua. There are 23 counseling locations in Jayapura Municipality, meanwhile the Counseling and Legal Aid Unit of Justice Department in the entire Papua regions also do the same,” he said.
Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano asked the students to also have knowledge about the role and function of the law. Meanwhile the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Papua Office Chief Abner Banosro in the speech of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights said the Law should be notice as the superior.
“By understanding the practice of the State of Law, it should be the main principal in solving the problem, instead of referring to political or other interests,” he said. (Sindung Sukoco/rom)