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Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 23:44 WIB

Pancasila Not Applicable in Papua, Legislator Says

Laurenzus Kadepa, a member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal and Human Rights - Jubi

Laurenzus Kadepa, a member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal and Human Rights - Jubi

Laurenzus Kadepa, a member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal and Human Rights - Jubi

Laurenzus Kadepa, a member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal and Human Rights – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Council said all talk about Pancasila was hollow whe indigenous Papuans continued to be killed.

“Pancasila does not apply in Papua as shootings and lives of the Papuan people become target in the name of homeland,” Laurenzus Kadepa, a member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Political, Legal and Human Rights.

There is a command system in military and all shootings against civilians must have been ordered by superiors, including shooting cases in Yakuhimo, Dogiyai, Tolikara and Mimika.
“The state must be held responsible,” said Kadepa via text message to Jubi on this week.

According to him, all the shooting incidents have political interests. Without command and instruction, the members will not dare to shoot as they have wives and children that they have to think.
“The central government does not pay attention to Shooting incident in Timika. However, when Musholla in Tolikara was burned, all state officials came to Tolikara. For them, Musholla is more important than human lives,” he said.

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Meanwhile, commission I of Papua Legislative Council, Tan Wie Long said, the Central Government is acting a discrimination and has hurt the people of Papua.
“Papua is also part of Indonesia but there is no justice for the people of Papua. Its approach should be changed. All incidents in Papua do not reflect in the fifth Pancasila which is the principle of Social Justice for the entire of Indonesian people,” said Tan.

“Indonesia country should not be only as a slogan in Papua where in reality people do not like it. Central Government should come to Timika, and resolve the problem. This is what we asked for. Do not just focus on Tolikara case,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme)

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