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A Rough Draft of the Papua Special Autonomy Government Regulation (PP), by Tiny K.

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Tiny K. | Papuan Observer

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin receives a report from the Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian regarding the concept of a draft government regulation (PP) on Law Number 2 of 2021 concerning Special Autonomy for Papua at the Vice President’s official residence, Central Jakarta, Monday (30/8/ 2021). The draft PP that Tito reported is still a rough draft.

The two draft PPs are derivatives of Law Number 2 of 2021 concerning the Second Amendment to Law Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua. The two draft PPs are on the Authority and Institutional Implementation of the Papua Autonomy Policy and the RPP on the Governance of the Special Autonomy Fund.

Spokesperson for the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Masduki Baidlowilantas said that this was in line with Ma’ruf’s direction when he chaired a coordination meeting with a number of ministries last July to immediately complete the administrative process related to the autonomy and welfare of the Papuan people.

“The direction of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia shows the government’s great attention in revising the Papua Special Autonomy Law”

Several other points that became the topic of discussion in the one-hour meeting included the handling of extreme poverty in Indonesia, especially in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, which the President handed over to the Vice President, as well as a discussion on the preparation of the National Sports Week (PON) in Papuans.

Present with the Minister of Home Affairs at this meeting was the Director General of Regional Autonomy of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Akmal M. Piliang. Meanwhile, the vice president was accompanied by the head of the vice president’s secretariat, Mohamad Oemar, and the special staff of the vice president, Bambang Widianto and Masduki Baidlowi.

Previously, the Director General of Regional Autonomy at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Akmal Malik, said that the 2 draft government regulations in question were the RPP on the Authority and Institutional Implementation of the Papua Autonomy Policy and the RPP on the Governance of the Special Autonomy Fund.

The RPP on the Authority and Institutional Implementation of the Papua Special Autonomy Policy includes 4 articles, namely Article 4 paragraph 7 regarding the exercise of authority, Article 6 Paragraph 6 regarding the appointment of DPRP members, Article 6A Paragraph 6 regarding the appointment of DPRK members and Article 68A Paragraph 4 regarding the establishment of a special agency.

Meanwhile, for the second RPP, namely the RPP on the Governance of the Special Autonomy Fund, which includes Article 34 Paragraph 18 concerning the management, guidance and supervision, as well as a master plan for revenue in the context of the implementation of Special Autonomy, Article 36 Paragraph 2 concerning the allocation of Oil and Gas DBH (not mandated but in line with Article 34), Article 56 Paragraph 9 concerning the implementation of educational activities and Article 59 Paragraph 8 concerning the implementation of health activities.

Akmal said that the special autonomy fund was the most fussy thing because it was considered that the results were not visible. Akmal then explained that the Papua region cannot be equated with other regions, especially when viewed from the results of the use of special autonomy funds. According to him, the geographical conditions on Earth of Cenderawasih are very difficult.

This is what causes no matter how much funds will be allocated, if the governance is not improved. Meanwhile, Akmal said that his party is still working on the two RPPs so that they can be completed within the specified time, which is 3 months.

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