The “Tanah Papua” song
The head of the West Papua Kemenkumham Regional Office, Antonius Ayorbaba in Sorong, Tuesday, said that the Tanah Papua song had been registered and received a communal intellectual property certificate by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
He explained that by obtaining the communal intellectual property certificate, the song Tanah Papua which was composed by Yance Rumbino has officially become the property of the West Papua Provincial Government.
Therefore, he said, whoever produces the latest song in his album must obtain permission from the West Papua Provincial Government as the owner of the communal intellectual property.
According to him, the song is officially sung at every government activity in all districts and cities of West Papua province by mentioning the name of the song’s creator and owner.
It is said that the song Tanah Papua is registered with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights so that communal intellectual property which is local wisdom expressed in traditional music can be preserved and preserved throughout the ages.
In addition, as early protection from the possibility of annexation or being claimed by other parties outside the region.
“The West Papua Provincial Government has given an award to the songwriter of Tanah Papua. The award in the form of coaching money has been handed over to the songwriter by the Governor of West Papua at the West Papua Province Anniversary celebration in October 2020,” he added.
The “Tanah Papua” song
Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.
A former Dutch colony, West Papua has formally returned to Indonesia in 1969.
The undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders has chosen to join Indonesia.
The United Nations endorsed the result of the plebiscite and the world recognized West Papua as part Indonesia.
West Papuan people have elected the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces.
The election in West Papua has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.
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.