Saturday, June 17, 2017

1) Shots Fired at Susi Air Plane in Papua’s Puncak Jaya District


2) VIOLENCE AGAINST JUBI’S JOURNALIST IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
3) PROPOSED, VISA-FREE FOR PNG RESIDENTS ENTERING PAPUA
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1) Shots Fired at Susi Air Plane in Papua’s Puncak Jaya District
By : Robert Isidorus | on 10:11 AM June 17, 2017



A light aircraft operated by Susi Air was forced to make an emergency landing at Kota Mulia Airport in Puncak Jaya district, Papua, on Friday morning (17/06) after an unidentified group opened fire, hitting one of its tires and the rear of the fuselage. (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno)


Jakarta. A light aircraft operated by Susi Air was forced to make an emergency landing at Kota Mulia Airport in Puncak Jaya district, Papua, on Friday morning (17/06) after an unidentified group opened fire, hitting one of its tires and the fuselage.
Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar confirmed reports that the plane was carrying police officers and election organizers from Lumo subdistrict.
"However, the plane was able to land safely in Mulia subdistrict," Boy said in the provincial capital, Jayapura, on Friday, as quoted by Beritasatu.com.

He added that a similar incident occurred previously with an aircraft transporting soldiers to Mulanikime subdistrict.
"There were no casualties in the [latest] incident," Boy said.
A re-vote is scheduled to take place at 72 voting stations in Puncak Jaya's Dagai, Lumo, Yamoneri, Mulanikime, Ilamburawi and Yambi subdistricts, involving 31,240 voters.
Papua Police spokesman Comr. A. M. Kamal said they do not yet know who was responsible for the shooting.
"The group fired on the plane while it was on its way to deliver voting materials, striking the aircraft's tire and the rear of the fuselage," Kamal said, as quoted by Beritasatu.com.
He said a second flight scheduled to transport voting materials to the area was canceled following the incident.

Meanwhile, three police officers had to receive medical treatment after they were struck by arrows during a clash between supporters of rival candidates participating in the local election in Puncak Jaya. The incident took place during voting in Yamoneri subdistrict on Thursday morning.
The clash broke out after supporters of one of the candidates claimed that he had won the election by 8,827 votes. This prompted supporters of the rival candidate to attack them with stones and arrows.
"The police chief and the General Elections Commission [KPU] were able to restore calm, but clashes are inevitable," Kamal said.
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2) VIOLENCE AGAINST JUBI’S JOURNALIST IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

Yance Wenda with Jubi journos and Indonesia Alliance of Journalists Jayapura City reported case of police violence against him to the police division of Professional and Security at Papua Regional Police station – Jubi/Arjuna




Jayapura, Jubi – The case of violence against Jubi journalists, Yance Wenda who allegedly conducted by unscrupulous members of Jayapura Police, early May 2017 is still under investigation by Propam Papua Police.
Head of Public Relations of Papua Police, Senior Commissioner (Pol) AM. Kamal said the case had not yet been transferred to Jayapura Resort Police because it was still under investigation by Propam Polda Papua.
“It is still under investigation in Propam Polda,” said Kombes (Pol) AM. Kamal to Jubi, Wednesday (June 14)
Later from the investigation of Propam Polda, facts will be revealed. If it is proven that member of the police commits an offense, there will be sanctions according to the type of violation committed.
Kombes (Pol) AM. Kamal previously stated that the investigation conducted by Propam Polda Papua against several witnesses, including victim witnesses and those around the crime scene (TKP).
He warned Papua Police to avoid acting outside the rules. He said, reward and punishment apply to any member of the Police wherever they are located.
It applied to all members of police officers in Papua, not only for them who are in duty at Regional Police office.
He said to give the right and freedom to anyone who wants to conduct community activities, especially if the activity is aimed at the public interest.
Papua Police Chief Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar last month said he was concerned about the violence of journalists, especially in Papua. He warned any police who forcefully taken journalist camera to stop doing that “outdated action”.
However, he said journalists are also have to be professional and balanced in the cover (both side), because it does not close the possibility of violence against the journalist has something to do with the news.(*)



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3) PROPOSED, VISA-FREE FOR PNG RESIDENTS ENTERING PAPUA

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua New Guinea (PNG) citizen who visit Papua is suggested to get visa-free application.
Indonesia’s Consul in Vanimo, PNG, Elmar Lubis said the family relationship has long been established between the two countries, especially in the border region. For that, it is proposed that the PNG people who want to visit Papua to get visa-free entry.
“We have done that already. Hopefully what we have done can tighten relationship between the local community with their families who are now in the territory of Indonesia,” he said in Vanimo, Wednesday (June 14).
Vice Governor of Sandaun Province, John Noss said most residents of PNG in Vanimo are still very close with the people of Arso, Keerom, Papua.
“Although we are different countries, but we are still brothers. I am from Imonda or Walsa and my region shares the International Border with my brother from Arso in Indonesia,” he said.
It is known that they have strong family ties for years. But two brothers had to be separated by two countries.
Nevertheless, he admitted that bilateral relations between the Republic of Indonesia and the PNG Government are strengthened by a number of activities, including trade and investment, security, land and sea transportation and the border.
Sandaun Provincial Government and the Western Sepik (border) community also intend to aggressively build stronger relations with Indonesia.
John added, since 2012, the Government of PNG – RI held a Festival of Friendship Celebration like Running 10 Km on the border of the two countries.(*)
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