Jayapura, 6/3 (Jubi) – The commitment to enforce the policy on the involvement of the local political party and quota for Papuans in Legislature Council (DPR) Papua among the government officials of Papua were inconsistent, a legislator said.
“If they are consistent, the local political party would be established long time ago as well as the allocation seats of 11 indigenous Papua which is now 14 seats would be realized,” Philipus Wisabla told to tabloidjubi.com on Thurday (6/3).
According to him, the Special Autonomy Law has clearly mentioned about the regulation on the local political party and quota for indigenous Papua, however there was no effort to implement the law due to many interests among them.
He further said that Raperdasus draft on the local political party and seat quota for indigenous Papua has been finalized and would be legalized in a Non-budget Plenary Session in DPR Papua.
Earlier, the Chairman of DPR Papua’s Commission A in charge for the government, law and human rights division, Ruben Magay said the Raperdasus Draft on the local political party and seats quota for Indigenous Papua would be legalized soon.
“These two drafts were postponed in the last plenary session because at that time the government would like to review it first with the legislators. We would immediately reschedule a hearing in DPR Papua,” Magay said last month.
According to him, the law would not restrain the number of local political parties who will register, however the verification from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights was required. Related to 14 indigenous legislators, they would be inaugurated after the inauguration of legislators from the political parties who win in the election.
“The Special Regulation Draft has been completed and would be legalized, but the government and legislators would determine its mechanism. It would be a Code of Conduct that regulate the position of DPR Papua’s legislators who were not the Political Parties’ member, but they would have the same right in the parliament,” he said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)