Deputy Chairman of Legislative Body of the Papua Legislative Council Ruben Magai - Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Papua Legislative Council Submit Regional Regulation Bills to Department of Internal Affairs

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Deputy Chairman of Legislative Body of the Papua Legislative Council Ruben Magai - Jubi/Arjuna Pademme
Deputy Chairman of Legislative Body of the Papua Legislative Council Ruben Magai – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legislative Council has submitted four bills of three Special Regional Regulation (Raperdasus) and a Provincial Regulation (Raperdasi) to the Department of Internal Affairs.

Deputy Chairman of Legislative Body of the Papua Legislative Council Ruben Magai told Jubi by phone in Jayapura on Thursday (15/9/2016) that the four bills submitted included the Raperdasus on Local Political Parties, Raperdasus on Indigenous Papuan Recruitment, Raperdasus on Indigenous Papuans, and Raperdasi on the Revision No. 15 Year 2013 on Alcohol Restrictions.
“So we have submitted the bills to the Central Government, in this case the Directorate General of the Regional Autonomy of the Department of Internal Affairs to clarify and register the four bills,” he said.
He explained after the submission, the Department of Internal Affairs would review the content of the proposed bills before it would take for further discussion. “We would be invited if everything has been checked. There would be two stages, registration and clarification,” he said.
When asked whether they might be a change, Ruben said, he could not give an answer because still waiting the clarification from the Directorate General for Legal Affairs of the Department of Internal Affairs. “Later after we got clarification from the Central Government,” he added.
About the duration, Magay said the team has urged the government to immediately review the bill on local party because people demanded it since 2019 to include the local party in the Election, so it might not take longer, in particular the meeting with the Head of Legal Affairs could be put on schedule, so the parliament members could be return for the meeting.
Meanwhile for liquors restriction, the team has provided a general description why the regulation should be enforced, because it has been included in the Special Autonomy Law (in Raperdasus section).
“Concerning to Raperdasi, based on the clarification from the government, we must return for a revision, so we come to register it once again,” he said.
Earlier, Papua Legislative Council ratified three Raperdasus including the Raperdasus on Indigenous Papuans, Raperdasus on Local Political Party, Raperdasus on Politic Recruitment and Political Party, as well as Raperdasi on the Revision Perdasi No. 15 Year 2013 on Restriction of Liqours Production, Sales and Distribution. The Chairman of Papua Legislative Council Yunus Wenda submitted the result of the Parliament’s Plenary Meeting to the Papua Governor.
Wenda said the recent plenary meeting has determined and approved the Report on Regional Budget Implementation 2015 and Raperdasus on Regional Budget 2016 Revision. “It also determined and approved the bills on non-budgetary Perdasi and Perdasus,” said Wonda. (*/rom)

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