Leni K. | Papuan Observer
The revision of Law (UU) Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua is expected to form a special supervisory body. This agency is urgently needed to ensure the implementation of the Papua Special Autonomy as expected.
The head of the Special Committee for the Revision of the Papua Special Autonomy Law, Komarudin Watubun, said that whatever the term is, there must be a special body that oversees this special autonomy under the direct president.
The politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI) said that so far, supervision and implementation have been carried out by many ministries / institutions. As a result, sectoral egos emerged among government agencies.
This sectoral ego makes coordination of Papua development time consuming. It is not surprising that public welfare development policies have been running slowly.
“The sectoral ego for the past 20 years that makes Otsus is only good on paper, but the people deny it”
Komarudin emphasized that this cannot be repeated. There must be a special agency that will be responsible for implementing and supervising the implementation of the Papua Special Autonomy.
Meanwhile, security issues will also be discussed in the revision of Law (UU) Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua. Related parties will be summoned by the Special Committee (Pansus) to Revise the Special Autonomy Law to review the security sector in Cenderawasih Earth.
Komarudin said that the TNI Commander (Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto), the National Police Chief (General Listyo Sigit Prabowo), and the Head of BIN (Head of the State Intelligence Agency Budi Gunawan) would be summoned to discuss the security issue.
Komarudin stated that this security issue needs to be regulated in the Special Autonomy Law. This is because Papua’s security handling policies often result in polemics, such as the determination of terrorists (against armed criminal groups or KKB) which triggers pros and cons.
He said that all parties must have one understanding of security in Papua. Coordination between central government and officers in the field is required.
The special committee will also invite other parties to revise the Papua Special Autonomy Law. Educational institutions that study Papuan issues, such as the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Gadjah Mada University (UGM), will be embraced.