Papuan Officials Focuses More on Politics than Papuans’ Lives, Councillor Says


Jayapura, Jubi – The Councillor of the Papua Legislative Council ( DPRP), Yunus Wonda, said Papuan officials did not care about violence against Papuans instead focus their energy on politics.

Wonda made the statement during a discussion on the Paniai case with Civil Society Coalition for Law Enforcement and Human Rights in Papua.

Wonda said there has been no settlement that gives a sense of justice to the victims of violence and their families.
“This is causing the trust to the people of Papua is getting decreased. In addition, the Papuan officials take this case easily, yet will see the division program as an important case, “Wonda said last week.

He the said interestingly Papuan officials would fight for new administrative areas but are silent and had no reaction when Papuans lives are threatened or killed.

Regarding Paniai case, he said, DPRP declared political stance and would write to the President, the National Commission on Human Rights as well as the relevant parties in order to form a Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM). The local parliament will keep urging the case from the political side, because this approach can have the Central Government to give attention.


“I wish this could also be the entrance to resolve cases of human rights violations in Papua, as I suspect, the case Paniai will evaporate, and all those allegedly involved will not be revealed,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)

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