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Deputy Governor of Papua: Government in Intan Jaya Will be Evaluated

Government in Intan Jaya

The Papua Provincial Government will immediately conduct an evaluation regarding the implementation of governance in Intan Jaya Regency, with regard to the current security situation in the region which is no longer conducive.

This was stated by the Deputy Governor of Papua Klemen Tinal in Jayapura, Friday (25/9/2020).

He hopes that the security conditions in Intan Jaya Regency will soon be conducive. Moreover, all parties in the region have experienced bitter and sweet experiences in running the government.

“I feel that everyone in Papua has grown up to face these conditions”.

“So, it’s best not to do things that are not good or later on they will set a bad precedent in democratic life,” he said sarcastically.

The security situation in Intan Jaya Regency is currently not conducive after the KKB has repeatedly carried out shootings.

On Monday (14/9), two motorcycle taxi drivers suffered gunshot wounds at the same location but at the same time.

The two victims were Laode Anas (34) who was hit by a shot in the right arm, and Fatur Rahman (23) who was injured by a sharp weapon and suffered a gunshot wound.

Three days later, the KKB returned to action in Bilogai Village, Sugapa District and resulted in the deaths of Serka Sahlan and a civilian, Bahdawi.

On the same day, Pastor Yeremia Zanambani was found shot dead in Hitadipa.

Government in Intan Jaya

Source: Papua Government


A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.

Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

During the Abdurrahman Wahid administration in 2000, aside from changing the province name from “Irian Jaya” to “Papua”, Papua gained a “Special Autonomy” status, a political compromise between Papuans and the central government.



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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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