Egianus Kogoya’s Footsteps, the Leader of Armed Criminal Group Who Abolished 31 Road Project Workers in Papua

Egianus Kogoya is suddenly popular. He becomes a subject conversation after the tragedy of the massacre of 31 project workers by the Armed Criminal Group (ACG) in Nduga District, Papua. It is known that Egianus Kogoya is the leader of the group that executed the massacre.
Wakapendam XVII/ Cendrawasih Lieutenant Colonel Inf Dax Sianturi said, Egianus Kogoya was known already got a red report card before the bloody incident occurred.

“So, Egianus Kogoya in our records is a group that is politically at odds with the Republic of Indonesia. Not a few of them have criminal records, “said Dax.

He added, the group led by Egianus Kogoya had 20 to 25 military standard firearms. The weapon was alleged to have been captured by TNI and police personnel.

Before the incident of the massacre of 31 project workers in Nduga Papua, there was a series of red report cards by Egianus Kogoya.

  1. Attack on the Airfield
    The group led by Egianus Kogoya once attacked the airport in Kenyam, the capital of Nduga district.
    A pilot of Trigana Air and two other people were injured and four people were killed by the Egianus Kogoya group.
    It was pity, the four dead victims were consisted of two children and their two parents.
  2. Attacking the TNI Post
    Egianus Kogoya and 40 of his followers attacked the TNI post in Mbua. At least a TNI soldier was killed and one injured due to the attack.
    “So yesterday they also attacked a TNI post and one of our soldiers died and one was injured,” said Dax.
  3. Captivity
    Launched from Tribunnews, the Egianus Kogoya group once took hostage of 15 teachers and medical personnel in the beginning of October in Mependuma Sub-district, Nduga Regency, Papua.
    With all his red report cards, including the massacre of 31 project workers, Egianus Kogoya has been labeled as a terrorist by the TNI.
    “Their actions are more than terrorists. Very inhumane. “The victims built a road to open the lag,” said Dax.

Barbaric Act: Criminal Groups Killed 31 innocent civilians in Papua

The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs instructed the Chief of the National Police and the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces to Pursue the Perpetrators of the Killing of  Dozens of Bridge Construction Workers in Papua

By Political and Security Public Relations Office, 04 December 2018

Polhukam, Jakarta – the Coorodinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Wiranto, claimed to be furious with the killing of dozens of  the bridge construction workers in Yigi District, Nduga Regency, Papua.

While in fact,  these workers were carrying out noble work, namely contruction of the infrastructure for the welfare of the people of Papua.

“I think this is a very barbaric act, because our friends are doing work to build Papua, working on the construction of infrastructure, building bridges for the welfare of the people, for the needs of the people. What would  this mean ?  This means that they have served, fought, worked for the good of Papua, and were then  shot down, killed, this is  certainly a very disgraceful act,” said Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security Wiranto at the Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security in Jakarta, on Tuesday (04.12.18).

Therefore, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security has instructed the Chief of the National Police and the Comander of the Airmed Forces to conduct all-out efforts in the pursuit and hunting down of the perpetrators.    Because,  he said, the attempts made by the armed criminal group are to scare off  and to make  that development is not to be continued.

“Earlier on I had spoken with the Police Chief and Army Commander, to immediately mount an all-out pursuit to forestall the same from happening again.  Their attempted efforts are to frighten off and to disrupt development work, but this in fact disturbs the interests of the Papua people,” said the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Wiranto.

The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, also emphasized that the actions of the armed group of criminals would not affect development in Papua.  He asserted that development will  continue because  it is for the welfare of the people in Indonesia’s Eastern parts.

“Thereis no effect whatsoever, development will continue,  it’s hard to believe that with such attempts development can be stopped.  Thisconstruction work is for the welfare of the people of Papua, this developmentwork connects the arteries of transportation, the arteries of communication, tounite Indonesia, to provide welfare for the people in the outskirts of thecountry.  This is in fact a very good andnoble mission, carried out by men in the field who indeed work in achieving such goal.  Isn’t this good?  “These people have volunteered their beings,their services are extraordinary, they have taken incredible risks,  and that they now are killed, what kind ofbehaviour would this be ?” said  theCoordinating Minister for Politics and Security, Wiranto.

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Names of Alleged Victims of Free West Papua Armed Terrorist Group

Free West Papua armed terrorist group (OPM) continue tocarried out terror and cruel acts. This time, 31 construction workers allegedly killed at the Yigi-Kali Aurak River, Yigi District Nduga Regency, Papua Province on Sunday (12/02/2018).

The victims were workers of state-owned company PT Istaka Karya, which currently works to open up isolation area in the center of mountainous region.

The bridge construction workers killed for taking photos during the celebration of the Independence Day of the Free Papua National Liberation Army by the OPM that located near from the crime scene.

When one of the workers took a photo and later discovered by OPM, the mad terrorist group looked for the person who took photos and killed all the workers in the construction camp.

Jayawijaya Police Chief, Yan Pieter Reba confirmed that one of the workers took a photo when the group held the ceremony to commemorate the establishment of Free West Papua armed terrorist group. That made them angry killed all of the workers in the camp.

The security forces are evacuating and investigating the perpetrators, for further legal proceedings.

List of employees of PT. ISTAKA in the Yall District, Nduga Regency as follows:

  1. Jhony Arung
  2. Grace
  3. Alrpianus
  4.  Muh. Agus
  5. Aguatinus T
  6. Martinus Sampe
  7. Dirlo
  8. Matthew
  9. Emanuel
  10. Calling
  11. Dani
  12. Tariki
  13. Mark Allo
  14. Aris Usi
  15. Muh. Faiz
  16. Yusran
  17. Job
  18. Jehoshaphat
  19. M. Ali Akbar
  20. Petrus Ramli
  21. Hardi Ali
  22. Efrandi Hutagaol
  23. Rikki Simanjuntak
  24. Marg Mare

Over the past three years, the OPM carried out a lot of terrors in the name of enforcing human rights and sacrificed many lives. Is this truly a movement of human rights when you took the innocent life and ignore their right to life?

13 Regencies in Papua Generate USD 8.4 Million from Agriculture Products

By Akfa Nasrulhak – detikFinance

Jakarta – The Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Ministry of PDTT) together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) checks and validates the Self-sustain Village Development Program (PPMD) in Abrose Village, Ransiki District, South Manokwari, West Papua.

Head of Sub-directorate of Technology Efficiency (Kasubdit TTG), Directorate of Natural Resource Utilization (PSDA) of the Directorate General of Community Development and Empowerment (DG PPMD) of PDTT Ministry of Agriculture, Anastutik Wiryaningsih revealed that the PPMD ​​activities have been implemented since March 2017 and will end on 31 December 2018.

“In this period we carried out capacity building and community empowerment programs, especially in agriculture,” Anastutik said in a written statement on Thursday (11/08/2018).

Anastutik revealed that there were 13 districts where 6 districts in Papua and 7 districts in West Papua were targeted by the program and received funding in the form of grants and loans of USD 8.4 million from IFAD.

“The community is given training starting from cultivation or processing of chocolate or cocoa, seaweed, vanilla, to empowering women. The community is also taught to save their income and so on,” said Anastutik.

According to Anastutik, the year before PPDM came in, the community in Abrose complained about their cocoa plants being affected by tree diseases.

“Because the treatment were not good, cocoa has been stricken with disease. We gave proper treatment exercises. Now their cocoa is healthy and produce more,” she said.

PPDM has also succeeded in helping farmers to send 4 tons of seaweed from Fak Fak to Surabaya.

“In Fak Fak, seaweed is only valued at Rp. 6,000 per kg, in Surabaya the price can reach Rp. 18,000 per kg,” she said.

During the visit, Anastutik also took time to meet one of the 30 residents who were members of the PPMD ​​program, Helena (60). Wearing a shirt with a picture of Monas and Bajaj bearing the Jakarta sign, Helena came out to meet the group from the Ministry of PDTT and IFAD in her newly built house in the middle of lush cocoa plants around her.

The location is not far from the Village Development and Community Empowerment Service (PPMK) of Ransiki District which is also the Capital of South Manokwari Regency, West Papua. Precisely in the village or village of Abrose which is on the roadside towards the city of Manokwari.

Helena, who was accompanied by Village Assistant Abrose Abdul Rahim Arkan Semoryai, said that the group’s success with the Independent Village Development Program (PPDM) was initiated by the Ministry of Defense PDTT and IFAD.

“We were taught how to take care of our cocoa, to cut, harvest, store and to dry,” said Helena.

Meanwhile, IFAD’s Country Program Officer Anissa Lucky Pratiwi said, in addition to conducting training to improve community skills in agriculture, IFAD is also starting to focus on how people in these villages can sell their produces.

“After they produce products in the agricultural sector, we also begin to think about how they can sell them to improve the community’s economy,” said Anissa who has participated in community empowerment programs in Indonesia for approximately 8 years. .

Funds from IFAD are used to organize various trainings in agriculture from planting, harvesting, post-harvest production, to marketing agricultural products. To support the training, various interactive and interesting modules are made that are easy to use

News Source: Detik Finance

Pic. Source: Flickr

Government to Accelerate Development in Papua Next Year

Minister of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Bambang PS Brodjonegoro stated that the government would accelerate the development in Papua and West Papua next year as stated on the Government Work Plan (RKP) 2019.

Bambang said that one of the five national priorities specified on RKP is to diminish inter-region disparity by strengthening maritime affairs and connectivity. Based on that priority, one of the program would be the acceleration of development in Papua and West Papua.

Listed among the priority programs are the access and quality improvement for health services, as well as contextual education in Papua.

“The other priorities are the development of top commodities and downstream-upstream tourism,” Bambang stated, Saturday (5/5/2018).

Moreover, also listed on the RKP are several improvements for basic infrastructure, technology and information, interregional connectivity, and also the governance and institution.

On RKP 2019, the government has set the macro targets for 2019 development agenda. The targets are 5,4-5,7 percent economic growth, 8,5-9,5 percent poverty rate, and 0,38-0,39 gini ratio.

Human Development Index (IPM) is expected to reach 71,89 percent and the unemployment rate is set to decrease to 4,8-5,2 percent. For the record, 2019 would be the last year of Indonesia’s National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019.

“RKP 2019 will mainly focus on maximizing all resources (government, private sector, and bank) to pursue national goals and targets on RPJMN 2015-2019,” Bambang explained.

 

Source: Kompas.com

Minister Wiranto Invited Solomon Islands Delegation to Visit Papua

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto conveyed that there is a lot of information about Indonesia, especially related to Papua and West Papua which has been deviated or not in accordance with reality. He added that information about Indonesia colonizing West Papua, and that there is still war ongoing that takes casualties in Papua and West Papua is not true.

The Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs received a visit from Solomon Island delegation at the office of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Jakarta, on Monday (23/4/2018). In the meeting, the Minister also said that the Indonesian government invited the Pacific countries to see and witness the conditions in Papua.

“I invite my friends from Solomon to come to Indonesia, see Jakarta, see Papua and West Papua, and talk to the people in Papua. We ask that (because) what they hear before coming to Indonesia is not true. This is our way of convincing many countries because nowadays, especially with very strong social media influences, (there are) a lot of misinformation,” said Minister Wiranto.

Minister Wiranto also said that he was very sad if the false information related to Papua and West Papua is considered true by the international world. Therefore, such information needs to be proofed otherwise.

“I myself have been to the Pacific, have been to Nauru, met many friends from the Pacific. I have to say, they also believe my story (about Papua), but it will be more believable if they see Indonesia by themself,” he added.

In addition, Chief of Prime Minister Solomon Island Office John Teddie Usuramo said that the visit was expected to build a better relationship between Indonesia and Solomon Island. He also said that by visiting Papua, one can create a common understanding between the two countries.

“There is a lot of information (related to Papua) in the media and social media, maybe some information is not true, then we have to come and see for ourselves, and Indonesia allows us to visit Papua,” said John Teddie.

Also attending the meeting, Ambassador Solomon Island to Indonesia H.E. Salana Kalu, Special Secretary for Foreign Relations of Prime Minister Solomon Island Office Rance Sore , representatives from the Civil Society Organization (CSO), Secretary of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Lieutenant General Yoedhi Swastono, Deputy for Foreign Policy Lutfi Rauf, Chair of Papua Special Autonomy Desk Andrie TU Soetarno, as well as Papuan figures Nicholas Simeone Messet and Franz Albert Joku.

Source: Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs

Picture: Minister Wiranto Received a Visit from Solomon Islands Delegation (Jakarta, 23/04)

The Spirit of Young Papuans to Strive Ahead

“Our fate can only be changed by ourselves,” said Grayce Roossiler Windesi (24 years old) and his colleague Safria Samual (25 years old) during an interview with ABC Radio, both alumni of Jayapura University of Science and Technology (USTJ) to conduct internships at the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in Darwin in August 2017.

It started from a Public Lecture by Indonesian Consul in Darwin, Mr. Andre Omer Siregar, in the Department of International Relations of USTJ in October 2015, Grayce Windesi had the opportunity to directly talk with the Consul at the end of the event. On the occasion, Grayce got an offer to do an apprenticeship in Indonesian Consulate in Darwin to further enhance her knowledge. Grayce then responded to the challenge and with his partner Safria flew to Darwin in early August 2017.

During one month, both of them participated in various activities held in Indonesian Consulate in Darwin, among others, participated in various activities of the 72nd anniversary of Independence of Indonesia, including as a flag ceremony officer, cultural performers in Diplomatic Reception as well as being a participant in the Independence Day karaoke competition, where Safria became the First Winne, and Grace became the Second Winner.

One of the highlights during their activities in Darwin, is the opportunity to conduct interviews with ABC Radio. In the event, both were asked to share their experiences while in Darwin and what contributions they could make in their area later. Answering the question, both said that they intend to encourage young people in Papua to improve their capacity in order to build a better Papua.

The deepest impression is felt by them as they see firsthand the life of the Aborigines in Darwin. Aboriginal people who regularly receive life allowances from the Australian Government, continue to live a harsh life among other Australians. Although Aboriginal communities have access to various facilities from the local government, their daily lifestyles that revolves around alcohol and violence cause most Aboriginal people in Northern Territory not to progress.

This is a reflection of Grayce and Safria who want to contribute more significantly to their environment to prevent the same thing happening to young Papuan children.

Grayce also said that as a young Papuan, she and her colleagues need to change their mindset to be more serious in taking advantage of opportunities in education because only with education, their fate can change. “Papuan children need to be more creative. We want to learn. If we want to move forward, we must try. Change will come from ourselves “said Grayce.

Young people of Papua must be optimistic about their future, as long as they have a strong will to make it happen. “At first I was not sure if we could, but we got here. So we can actually compete if we want to. Only we want it or not? “, Said Safria with enthusiasm.

During their stay in Darwin, the Indonesian Consul frequently encourage motivation to the two apprentices, to always be confident and not stop learning to build their area. The experience they get is expected to be shared with other young Papuan children and can be useful for their future. The Indonesian Consul also expressed hope that they will succeed in achieving their aspiration to become future Indonesian diplomats.