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The Special Autonomy Bill Provides the Best Solution for Papua’s Future, by Natalia Christy

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Natalia Christy | Papuan Observer

Yorrys Raweyai, a member of the Papua Special Autonomy Team for the DPD RI, has high hopes regarding the Second Amendment Bill to Law no. 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for Papua Province (Otsus Papua).

“Otsus Papua is believed to be able to provide the best solution for the Papuan people.”

 

Senator from Papua Yorrys Raweyai said the people of Papua really hope that the Special Committee which is currently rolling can bring fresh air. At the same time providing the best solution for the future of Papua within the Republic of Indonesia.

During a Working Meeting related to the Papua Special Autonomy Bill with the DPR RI and the Government at the RI DPR Building, Yorrys Raweyai was accompanied by a DPD RI Member from West Papua Province, Filep Wamafma, and a DPD RI Member from West Papua Province, Mamberob Rumakiek.

Meanwhile the government representatives were attended by the Director General of Politics and General Administration of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) Bahtiar, and the Director General of Regional Autonomy of the Ministry of Home Affairs Akmal Malik.

Meanwhile, member of the Special Committee for the Papua Special Autonomy Bill at the DPR RI, Guspardi Gaus, hopes that the Government can involve various ministries/agencies in this discussion.

Guspardi said that to solve the problem in Papua, various relevant ministries should be involved in the discussion of the Papua Special Autonomy Bill. This is because the issue of Papua is not limited to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, and the Ministry of Finance.

In the working meeting, the Special Committee for Special Autonomy Papua DPR RI agreed to ask the government to bring the relevant ministries/institutions to be involved in discussing the Papua Special Autonomy Bill later.

In addition, the Special Committee also receives a list of problem inventories (DIM) from factions in the DPR RI and DPD RI, and submits them to the Government for study and review.

On the same occasion, Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej said there were 14 DIM related to the planned revision of Article 76 of the Special Autonomy Law for Papua, which regulates the expansion.

Of that number, the government approved three DIMs to be discussed by the Formulating Team and the Synchronization Team. However, there are 11 DIMs that are grouped under several issues that are not agreed upon.

 

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