Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

Parliamentarian Highlight on Paniai Case, KKR and Mobile Brigade Headquarter

Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

Jayapura, Jubi – Commission I of Papua Legislative Council for Government, Politik, Legal and Human Right Affairs highlighted many political, legal and human right issues in Papua when presenting the commission’s report at Accountability Report Plenary of the implementation of Papua Regional Budget 2014 on Monday (6/7/2015).

Besides providing suggestions to Papua Provincial Government, the Commission I highlighted there main topics, namely the shooting incident in Paniai on 8 December 2014, the plan to form the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (KKR) and the plan to grow the Mobile Brigade Headquarter in Wamena, Jayawijaya.

Commission I member Laurenzus Kadepa said related to Paniai Case, the commission asked the Papua Governor and Paniai Regent to support the Ad hoc team of Indonesian Human Right Commission to solve the case.

“In addition, the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council assigned the Commission I in relation with the establishment of KKR to settle the severe human right violation in the past according to Article 46 of Special Autonomy Law. We have coordinated with academician from Cenderawasih University and Papua People’s Assembly. KKR would give positive impact towards Papuan people, in particular the victims’ family of the past violations,” Kadepa said in the session break.


According to him, the State must ensure that there are no more human right violations by Security Forces representing the State. And on behalf of State, the president must apologize to Papuan people. About the plan to grow the Mobile Brigade headquarter in Wamena, he said it is part of the Commission I’s task. There are contradictive between people and political elite in that region.

“Papua Legislative Council has given statement to reject the Mobile Brigade Headquarter. We expect the governor warned the political elites who impose this plan and ignore the policy at provincial level,” he said.

The Secretary of Commission I Mathea Mamoyau added the commission also felt the need to encourage the government to immediately form the local party because it’s an effective way to raise the political respect and dignity of indigenous Papuans. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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