Jayapura, 14/7 (Jubi) – Papua Parliament declared anyone who been elected as the President of the Republic of Indonesia has the obligation to finalized the draft Special Autonomy Plus (Otsus Plus) Law that already submitted to the central government.
“The Otsus Plus is the open gate for Papua development in the future. Currently the draft is still reviewed by the team of the Minister of Internal Affairs, including some articles about the Governor General, tax authorities and so on,” said the First Deputy Chairman of Papua Parliament, Yunus Wonda on Friday (11/7).
According to him, the Law proposed the Papua Government to have the wide authorities in community development to improve their welfare. But, the Central Government continues debating on the term of Governor General. He further said the Law is the win-win solution to find solutions in Papua.
“After all, Indonesia needs Papua,” he said.
At the end of January 2014, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyino has received the report on the draft from the Governor of Papua, Governor of West Papua, Papua People’s Assembly and other government officials.
President’s Special Assistant for Regional Autonomy and Local Development, Masud Said, said in one occasion the revision of Otsus Plus draft about Papua has came to the final phase and ready to be submitted to the National Parliament for further review.
“The extended Otsus Plus draftwould give the wider room to the government and the people of Papua. That’s why it’s called the ”Special Autonomy Plus”. Although it’s not perfect and uncompleted, but for us it’s an option,” said Masud Said at that time. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)