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.



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.

The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Witnessed the Peace Declaration of Merauke Inter-Faith Youth

Merauke – In the series of her working visit to Merauke Regency, Papua, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture witnessed the peace declaration of inter-faith youth in GOR Hiad Sai Trikora. The Coordinating Minister emphasized that the pluralism of Indonesia is a gift from God.

Five youths from inter-faith communities read the peace declaration in front of the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani who was accompanied by the Minister for Health Nila Moeloek, Minister for Women Empowerment and Children Protection Yohana Yambisey, Head of BNPB Willem Rampangilei, Chief of Kopassus Maj. Gen. Matsuni and Merauke Regent Fredericus Gebze. After reading the declaration, the Coordinating Minister along with Merauke Regent went on stage to witness the signing of the declaration of Merauke inter-faith youth.

The reading and signing took place on the sidelines of the Youth Movement on Reading the Cross-Religion Scriptures initiated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. “I appreciate the implementation of the scriptures reading by inter-faith youth, hopefully this activity can strengthen the unity of Indonesia,” she said. Moreover, she thinks that the event coincided with the commemoration of Youth Pledge Day /Sumpah Pemuda.

She explained that Indonesia has more than 714 tribes with 1,100 different languages and located on more than 17,000 islands. The world’s major religions are also existence in Indonesia namely Islam, Catholicism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. “We are not the same, but we work together to build Indonesia to be a prosperous, advanced and cultured home,” she said.

The event was also filled with scriptural reading from inter-faith scriptures. According to the Coordinating Minister, the reading of scriptures by interfaith youths is an effort to build mutual trust, mutual understanding, and mutual social life building based on Pancasila. “Let us realize, believe, and convey to our small environment, starting from family members, neighbors, and community that plurality is a gift from God to Indonesia,” she concluded.

On that occasion, the Coordinating Minister also had given a quiz for those who can memorize the Pancasila. Two lucky youths who got a laptop from the Coordinating Minister were Mary Magdalena, student of Musamus University and Aluya Mustofa, student of SMA 2 Merauke.

Visiting Sota, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Distributes School Equipments to Students in Sota

Merauke, Sota (28/10) – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani delivered a number of assistances to elementary school students of YPK Sota this afternoon. The donation in the form of 218 packages of school equipment was given directly by the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture symbolically to 10 representatives of YPK Sota Elementary school students.

A total of two packages of sports equipment were also directly given by the Minister to the Principal of YPK Sota Elementary School to support the learning activities. In addition to that, the Coordinating Minister also distributed assistance in the form of Supplementary Food Supplements (PMT) for students as many as 153 Packages to YPK Sota Elementary school and 65 packages to MI Al Maarif Sota.

In during her visit, the Coordinating Minister also took the time for photograph taking and interaction with all the students  who were present. “Are you happy with your new school bag childeren ? If you haven’t got one yet, please ask  your principal, okay “ said the Minister, after handing over the goods.

On that occasion, the Coordinating Minister seemed to be interested with some writings on one of the student’s clothes. “For the one who wears the t-shirt written “black is identity, wavy is special, do you know what is it means?” asked the Coordinating Minister.

One of the students who could answer the question correctly was awarded a present by the Coordinating Minister. Yoga, the student who answered the Minister’s question said that the meaning of writing on his shirts is a symbol of Papua people.

At the end of her speech, the Coordinating Minister reaffirmed that the people live in Sota are Indonesian citizens and part of  The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. “The children and people who live here are border people, but never ever forget that we are still Indonesia” concluded the Minister.

After giving the aid in YPK Sota Elementary School, the Coordinating Minister and her officials moved to the location of Sota Health Center development. The Coordinating Minister reviewed the development of the Health Center which is scheduled to be finished  at the end of this year. The Coordinating Minister also ensured that the finishing of this health center development will be in accordance with the target established.

Accompanying the Coordinating Minister were Minister for Health Nila F Moeloek, Minister for Women Empowerment and Children Protection Yohanna Yembise, Head of BNPB, Head of BKKBN, Member of Indonesian Parliament Alfia Reziani, Merauke Regent and Vice Chief of Police of Merauke.

The Regent Isaias: Spirit of Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Pledge), Papuan Youth Builds up Personality and Region

Nabire – The Regent of Nabire Regency, Isaias Douw, S. Sos., MAP affirmed that essentially the Youth Pledge is spirit. Therefore, Indonesian youth in Papua and especially in Nabire must continuously maintain the spirit of youth pledge in establishing themselves, families, regions and nations.

“The Youth Pledge is full of zeal, the spirit of unity, the spirit of the homeland, the spirit to show the your identity namely the language,” said Regent Isaias answering questions from a number of media crews related to Youth Pledge Day 2017, Saturday (27/10/17) in Nabire.

Isaias explained, “To Our youth today in Nabire, I ask to uphold the spirit of unity among fellow youths without distinction of race and religion. Nabire is Bhineka Tunggal Ika, mini Indonesia, so keep the four pillars of the nation, combat terrorism and radicalism.”

“Papuan youths must be zealous in self-improvement,  do not indulge in negative things, drunkenness, drugs and free sex,” exhorted Isaias …

“Love yourself, your family, and your future. Learn things that can add skills to improve your level of life. Unskilled and impassionate youth will be abandoned or defeated by other youth.”

Isaias also hopes that youths who have possession of land, manage the existing land to plant crops that can bring in money.  Say ‘no’ to land sale.  Land prices will increase, if you sell land it will be the same as giving away your future.

Isaias asserted, “The land of Papua will only be built if we have Papuan youths who fear God and have knowledge, skills and a good conscience.”

Reducing Price Disparity of Cement in Indonesia, Minister of State Owned Enterprises Launches Cement Price Reduction Programme

Puncak Jaya, 23 August 2017 – As a response and responsibility of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) to the public, Minister of SOE Rini M. Soemarmo has launched Cement Price Reduction Programme in Puncak Jaya, Papua on Tuesday (22/8). The programme meant to lower disparity of cement prices in urban areas within Indonesia’s Outlying, Frontier, and Underdeveloped regions.

In her visit, Rini stated that the Cement Price Reduction Programme is an important step for the One Price Programme in Indonesia. “We will keep updating this programme until the development in Eastern Indonesia can be done at a faster pace, together with President Joko Widodo’s work programme which focused on the development of East Indonesian regions,” said Rini. This programme is made possible by the synergy of four SOEs namely Semen Indonesia, Indonesia Trading Company, Pelindo IV and Pos Indonesia.

Using the Cement Price Reduction programme, SOEs will build networks of distributors and logistics in regions that do not have official cement dealers or distributors. Additionally, SOEs will also increase storage capacity of cement dealers in outlying regions, and hasten the development of land and sea/dock infrastructure to support the smooth distribution of cement.

According to Rini, Cement Price Reduction is SOEs’ real step in realising social justice of all Indonesians. “Through this programme, cement prices in some areas in Papua has successfully been lowered from previous Rp1.5-2million per sack to the Highest Retail Price of Rp500 thousand per sack,” said Rini.

Rini further explained that SOE Present for the Country is not a mere slogan to be echoed, but is the spirit and real work of SOEs to keep contributing and being present for Indonesia. “In line with one of SOE’s role as development agency, the synergy of all SOEs through the Cement Price Reduction programme is expected to have a real impact towards the society and in general and encourage economic growth in Puncak Jaya Regency,” adds Rini.

On the same occasion, Puncak Jaya Regent Drs. Henock Ibo expressed on how expensive daily necessities are in Puncak Jaya. Flour, sugar, and cooking oil can cost twice that of Jayapura’s. To overcome that, Rini gave her commitment through the Director of PPI, Agus Andiani, that prices of sugar, flour, and cooking oil will be down by 25% in one month.

During the event, locals welcomed Rini’s presence enthusiastically. That was further reinforced by the presence of two opposing factions in the Puncak Jaya Regent election, together with Rini and board of directors of numerous SOEs from PPI, Semen Tonasa, PT POS, and Bank Mandiri. Appreciation was also given to Puncak Jaya’s Police Chief Police Superintendent Agustinus F. I. Napitupulu and Military District Commander Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry Lukman Arif who has helped in maintaining security in Puncak Jaya, which helped to smooth up the price reduction cement and other staple goods.

Scouts from Papua Shines in Indonesian Scout Movement Gathering in Cibubur, Jakarta

President Joko Widodo commenced the opening of Indonesian Scout Movement national gathering dubbed the “XI National Raimuna” on Monday, 14 August 2017 in the Cibubur Scout Campgrounds, Jakarta.  The Indonesian Scouts Movement from the Papua Chapter was able to shine in front of the President, First Lady, several Cabinet Ministers, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief and Police Chief.  The Papua Scouts was in the front line receiving President Widodo with their traditional Papuan dances and “stepping the plates” ceremony.

During the height of the event, Rupeka Anita Aruman, a delegate of the scout gathering from Yahukimo, Papua was asked to perform her skills in knitting traditional Papuan bag known as “noken” in front of the President, members of the entourage and guests. According to the Papua Scout Chapter this was their vision to introduce and popularize “noken” to national and international audiences.  “I am ready.  I have already brought the materials to knit the noken” said Rupeka Anita Aruman speaking with the Head of the Papua Scout Chapter Ita Mano in the Cibubur Scout Campground.

Speaking in unison, the Head of the Papua Scout Chapter Yahukimo branch, Tanthy Muridha admitted she is proud for the opportunity and trust that was given to the Papua Scout Chapter Yahukimo branch during the receiving opening ceremony as well as knitting the noken in front of the President.  “This is a good opportunity for us, we as scouts will always be ready” according to Tanthy Muridha.

Later on, the Chairman of the Papua Scout Chapter, Kristin Mano had the honor of putting noken on President Jokowi. While Carolus Bolly as Vice Chairman of the Papua Scout Chapter put noken on the First Lady Iriani Joko Widodo.

Chairman of Papua Scout Chapter Kristina Mano received the jasmine badge award from the National Scout Movement. The submission of the jasmine badge was made by the Indonesian National Scout Movement Chairman Adhiyaksa Dault after the opening ceremony.

Vice Chairman of the Papua Scout Chapter, Carolus Bolly said, the jasmine badge award is a manifestation of the efforts of the Chairman of Papua Scout Movement in building the Scout movement in Papua.

“Surely this award is very remarkable for us all, although pinned to the Chairman of Papua Scout Chapter but also a tribute to the entire family of the Papua Scout movement,” said Carolus Bolly.

The Indonesia national scouts gathering “Raimuna” is held every five years in the form of large camps in Indonesia organized by the Indonesian Scout Movement.  Raimuna gathering is organized from the sub-district level to the national level.

The word Raimuna comes from Ambai, East Yapen, Yapen Islands, Papua. The word Raimuna is a combination of two words namely “Rai” and “Muna”. “Rai” means a group of people who gather to achieve certain goals set together. While “Muna” is the power of a person’s soul that is influential both in achieving success. Raimuna has the meaning of a group of people who live in a force imbued by a power that always gives high spirits in achieving goals.

Baliem Cultural Festival Gives Added Value to the Papua People

The 28th Baliem Valley Cultural Festival was officially opened by the XVII/Cenderawasih Commander in Walesi Square, District Walesi, Jayawijaya Regency, on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 at 11.25 Eastern Indonesia time. The opening of the festival was started by Singing the National Anthem Indonesia Raya and prayers led by the Head of Tourism Department of Jayawijaya Regency.

Head of Committee Drs. Alpius Wetipo (Head of Culture and Tourism Department of Jayawijaya Regency) submitted the festival’s implementation report which in essence is that the Baliem Valley Cultural Festival shall last for 3 days from 08 August 2017 until 11 August 2017 and that this festival was followed by 40 districts throughout Jayawijaya Regency.

Meanwhile Jhon Wempi Wetipo, Jayawijaya Regent in his speech delivered welcome greetings to the guests and attendees who have attended the Baliem Valley Culture Festival where the festival is already 28 years old. Through this activity, it is expected that the regional income of Jayawijaya Regency will increase.

Opening the festival, the XVII/Cenderawasih Commander Major. General. Goerge Elnadus Supit conveyed that the festival is very remarkable, so it has added value to the society. This activity needs to be improved because it is a cultural asset of the community.

Baliem Valley Cultural Festival was followed by as many as 40 districts in Jayawijaya Regency and a number of surrounding districts.

With its cultural diversity, the festival is expected to attract both local and foreign tourists.

After the speeches,   the Commander of XVII/Cenderawasih  Military Region, shot a pig (Wam) with an arrow as a symbol that the festival was officially opened. This was followed by the throwing of a 1000  Sege/Spears, for the purpose of  breaking a MURI record.  The opening ceremony was followed by a presentation of dances  and a cultural show of a traditional war-fare performance by the respective Districts of Jayawijaya Regency. This festival was attended by approximately 1500 people, including the Heads of District, traditional leaders, religious figures and community leaders in Jayawijaya Regency.

West Papua Governor Opened Porseni IKT

Sorong – West Papua Governor, Dominggus Mandacan officially opened the Sports and Art Week (Porseni), Toraja Family Association (IKT) of West Papua II Province, centered in Sorong City, West Papua, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The Governor Mandacan was ccompanied by the Chairman of the Society Alliance of Toraja Indonesia (PMTI), Frederik Batong; the Chairman of the IKT of West Papua Province, Stevanus Selang; and the Chairman of the IKT at the Regency level, the chairman of the Committee and the Chairman of West Papua Provincial Legislative, hit the drums as a sign of the opening of the Porseni activities.

A total of 1392 participants joined from the 12 IKT in district of West Papua Province, enlivened the biennial sports week.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Vice Governor’s wife, Lani Lasainggi Lokatani; RI Regional Representative Council (DPD RI) of West Papua constituency, Jacob Esau Komigi; Chairman of West Papua Provincial Legislative Pieters Konjdol, Representative from Polri and TNI including Commander Lantamal XIV Sorong, Brig. Gen. (Marines) Amir Faisol.

The event was held to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Gospel in Toraja, and the 9th anniversary of IKT West Papua, as well as the anniversary of the National Hero of Toraja origin, Pongtiku.

Jakarta’s new man in Wellington opens up on Papua

Even before the Indonesian ambassador took up the position, an interview with him was inevitable.

Tantowi Yahya declared last December that it was his mission to educate New Zealanders about Indonesia’s Papua region, or West Papua.

Now, two short months into his posting as Jakarta’s man in Wellington, there has been a spike in local activity around West Papua.

The exiled West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda came to town last month to lobby support for West Papuan self-determination.

As a result, eleven New Zealand MPs from four political parties signed an international declaration calling for an internationally supervised self-determination vote in Papua.

It coincided with another protest to the Indonesian embassy where demonstrators gathered to call for West Papuan freedom.

A parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Trade Select Committee has also been considering a petition urging New Zealand’s government to address reported ongoing human rights abuses by security forces in West Papua.

“We understand the perception that hangs around in connection with Papua,” the ambassador explained to me across the table in RNZ Pacific’s Wellington studio.

“For that reason our police and military have been doing their job very carefully. So they have been informed and very well trained not to do anything that can abuse human rights… But then the news that spreads to the world is the other way around.”

Tantowi is a smooth talker. It’s only when you hear his accomplished grasp of English and polished tone on the mic that it makes sense that this diplomat is a former country music singer.

Not only that, he was a television presenter of some renown who hosted the Indonesian edition of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?.

He then had a stint in Indonesia’s House of Representatives during which time he expressed concern about the move by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo to ease restrictions on access to Papua for foreign journalists.

But now, Tantowi explained, he is on board with the President’s opening up of Papua.

Development in Papua, he said, was “running in high speed”, a mark of President Jokowi’s commitment to empowering grassroots communities and building infrastructure.

“So that in a very short time, our brothers and sisters who live in Papua can enjoy what is enjoyed by their brothers and sisters living in other provinces.”

In his first diplomatic role, Tantowi said the relationship between Indonesia and New Zealand was good, but he’s seeking a better level of awareness of each other.

Given the growing interest about Papua in New Zealand, this is an area requiring clarity, he said.

According to him, it was not accurate to suggest that the powerful Indonesian military and police forces were in control of Papua, rather than government.

Furthermore, he pointed to the fact that the provinces of Papua and West Papua, and their regencies, were these days governed by ethnic Papuans.

The Governor of Papua province, Lukas Enembe, has warned that the indigenous population face extinction as a people if rampant migration of non-Papuans into their region continued.

The ambassador said government could not stop people migrating to Papua.

“Indonesians are free to live and work anywhere they want, and because Papua is part of Indonesia, they can go there,” he said.

While non-Papuans tended to dominate business in Papua, the ambassador did not see it as an area of concern.

“Well, business is something new for Papua people, so they need to learn. This is a kind of transfer of knowledge from the migrants to the ethnic Papuans.”

Benny Wenda’s United Liberation Movement for West Papua has been spearheading a growing internationalisation of the independence struggle.

But Ambassador Tantowi said the indigenous population of Papua region was not pushing for independence.

The push for a referendum, he claimed, was coming from overseas-based elements who did not represent the local populace.

“The people of Papua majority, they love being with Indonesia,” he said, “they are happy with what we have been doing so far.”

The ambassador concluded the interview with a heads-up about upcoming celebrations to mark the anniversary of Indonesia’s independence.

Jakarta sees various cultural installations as a way to help grow New Zealanders’ understanding of Indonesian people, while the governments of the two countries also forge closer ties.

As the relationship develops, the narrative on West Papua continues to grow.


Jayapura City Police Chief AKBP Tober Sirait S.IK. and His Aide Became Mass Victims in Padang Bulan Jayapura

Roads blocking and riots occurred on Abepura Road, Sentani, on May 25, 2017. Jayapura City Police Chief AKBP Tober Sirait, S.IK. and his aide Bripda Nyoman became the victim of the persecution in the incident.

Here is the chronology of the incident:

At around 1 pm Papua time, there has been a blocking of Abepura Road, Sentani -precisely in Padang Bulan- until Makorem 172 Prajawirayapti Jayapura city done by a group of people allegedly after hearing an information of cardboard and other used items burning in the garbage by army (TNI) member carrying out corps mess left by previous troops.

At the time Jayapura city Police Chief and his Aide got close to Makorem 172 Prajawirayapti, there was a throwing and beating to the Jayapura City Police Chief and his aide. There were some police members and the public who recognized the Jayapura City Police Chief and his aide tried to protect and save them by bringing car to take them to Bhayangkara Polda Papua Hospital.

As a result of the beatings to Jayapura city Police Chief and his aide, Jayapura City Police Chief suffered injuries bruises in his left chest due to stones and a few bruises on the body. While his aide Bripda Nyoman suffered some injuries in his left temple, cracked nose, torn wound in his back and hospitalized in the emergency room of Bhayangkra Hospital due to throwing and beatings with blunt and sharp objects by a group of masses when the Police Chief was in the crowd around Makorem 172 Prajawirayapti to control the situation happened at that time.

At 2 pm Papua time, Papua Police Chief, Inspector General of Police Drs. Boy Rafli Amar, MH and Millitary Chief of Cenderawasih Brigadier General Herman Asaribab went to the streets to cool the situation at some points around Padang Bulan Jayapura city and at around 4.45 Papua time the road access of Abepura – Sentani can be passed by two wheels and four wheels vehicles after the burnt tires were cleaned by Brimob (Indonesian special force for bombs) members using water cannon.

This case has been handled by Cendrawasih Millitary Police and Directorate of General Crime of Papua Police. Therefore, it is expected that the citizens can refrain so that the situation of Jayapura city can be more conducive and the people of Jayapura city can do their activities as usual.