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Welfare Approach Hoped to Make Papua Safe

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Jakarta – The government wants the handling of the security sector in Papua to be carried out through a humanist approach. The government wants the approach in Papua to prioritize the humanitarian element.

Vice President (Wapres) Ma’ruf Amin conveyed this in a meeting attended by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md to the TNI Commander General Andika Perkasa. The welfare development approach is expected to create a safe Papua.

“I hope that this new, more humane approach can really be realized and we want a safe, conducive Papua, so that the welfare development work program can be completed immediately,” Ma’ruf said in a written statement, Wednesday (15/12/2021). ).

Amin chaired a meeting on the Papua Handling Approach after the 2021 Special Autonomy Law for Papua at the Vice President’s Palace, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta.

Ma’ruf said that the program implementers in Papua did not come entirely from the center, but still involved local authorities who were very understanding of the ins and outs of the region. He said the cooperation between stakeholders in the region and the community must continue.

“Strengthening territorial operations by involving the Kodim, Koramil, Babinsa as spearheads in the field to approach the welfare of indigenous Papuans (OAP),” explained Ma’ruf.

Ma’ruf said the government had issued a solid legal basis for the implementation of the acceleration program in Papua. The regulation is contained in Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2020 concerning the Acceleration of Welfare Development in the Provinces of Papua and West Papua, Presidential Decree Number 20 of 2020 concerning the Integrated Coordination Team for the Acceleration of Welfare Development in the Provinces of Papua and West Papua Provinces, and the Law (UU) Number 2 of 2021 concerning the Second Amendment to Law Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua.

Therefore, Ma’ruf appealed for the implementation of these policies to be aligned with the aspirations of various elements of society in Papua. So, said Ma’ruf, the impact can be felt as a whole.

“It is carried out comprehensively and synergistically covers all sectors and involves ministries/agencies, local governments, including all elements in Papua, including community leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, women’s leaders, youth, all of them so that the acceleration of welfare development in Papua can be achieved. show the results,” said Ma’ruf.

“I ask that there be no further delay in efforts to accelerate welfare development in Papua,” he continued.

The meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Mahfud Md, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G Plate. Also present were KSP Moeldoko, TNI Commander Andika Perkasa, Head of BIN Budi Gunawan, KSAD General Dudung Abdurachman, and KSAU Fadjar Prasetyo.

Meanwhile, Ma’ruf was accompanied by Acting Head of the Secretariat of the Vice President Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Human Development Policy Support and Development Equity, Suprayoga Hadi, Acting Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Insight Adhianti, and Special Staff for Vice President Bambang Widianto, Masduki Baidlowi, Masykuri Abdillah, and Satya Arinanto.

TNI Commander and KSAD Meet Ma’ruf to Discuss Papua

Previously, TNI Commander General Andika Perkasa and KSAD General Dudung Abdurachman met with Vice President Ma’ruf Amin. Both of them conveyed about a new approach in handling security in Papua.

General Andika met with Vice President Ma’ruf as part of a series of safaris from the Commander in Chief to the President, Vice President and other figures.

Spokesman for Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, Masduki Baidlowi, said Andika often met with Ma’ruf when he was the Army Chief of Staff (KSAD). At that time, Andika was said to have frequently reported developments within the Indonesian Army.

During the meeting, Ma’ruf asked Andika to monitor national developments, particularly developments in the Papua region. This is done because Ma’ruf has the responsibility for the welfare of Papua, and Andika has the responsibility to keep Papua’s condition safe.

“Now that he is the Commander in Chief, the Vice President also asks to continue to monitor national developments, especially in Papua, because the Vice President has the responsibility of how to improve the welfare of Papua. As we know that the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, has the responsibility of how to make Papua safe. There is a special discussion on how the security grounds in Papua will be made into policies by the new Commander-in-Chief,” said Masduki.

A few days later, Army Chief of Staff General Dudung met with Vice President Ma’ruf at the Vice President’s office. At the meeting, Dudung reported on the strategy to maintain security in Papua.

During the meeting, Ma’ruf appreciated Dudung for taking a more humanist approach to security in Papua. This approach is considered to be able to build a peaceful atmosphere in Papua and can build intimacy in Papua.

“This approach has a perspective that can build an atmosphere of peace and intimacy in Papua,” said Masduki, Wednesday (1/12).

In addition to discussing the humanist approach, Dudung also reported on the plan for a territorial approach. The territorial approach based on the area is expected to be right on target at the community.

“What was put forward by Mr. KSAD is indeed in line with the thoughts of Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Andika turns out to have the same idea. So, the ideas of the Vice President, KSAD, and the TNI Commander are in line,” Masduki explained.

Source: Detik News

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