Support from West Papua Indigenous Peoples Institutions (LMA) for the Policy for the Expansion of New Autonomous Regions (DOB) in the West Papua Region
Regga K. | Papuan Student
The West Papua Indigenous Peoples Institution (LMA) supports the expansion of new autonomous regions (DOB) in the West Papua region. The reason is that the plan for the expansion of new autonomous regions is the fruit of the continuity of Special Autonomy (Otsus) in the Land of Papua (West Papua). This was conveyed by the Chairperson of the West Papua Lma Daily, Frangky Umpain.
“We LMA in principle support the expansion, because this is the fruit of the sustainability of Otsus,” said Umpain. He said that if there was an LMA that refused to expand, then it would definitely contradict the thinking of this institution from the start. “If someone refuses, he must be accompanied by the reason, because it should not be limited to refusing and not having a solution,” he said. According to him, the presence of new autonomous regions in Papua is very good.
“Because, DOB will be a solution to distribute Papuan human resources in the world of work which will be widely opened.”
“This expansion is part of the state’s service to Papua and West Papua itself,” said Umpain. He asked all parties in this area to look at the expansion of new autonomous regions in Papua, from a positive perspective. In addition, he said, the expansion of new autonomous regions in Papua is part of the state’s solution to Papua.
“This DOB is indeed to answer the delay in development in the Land of Papua”
Not only that, DOB is here to answer the availability of Papuan human resources, which are already increasing. “Currently we are overseeing the preparation of Papuan HR positions to fill strategic workspaces in the new autonomous regions,” he added. “Don’t think about refusing without presenting a solution,”
Papuans should be prepared to welcome the new autonomous regions and fill the workspaces in each line. “Let’s not talk anymore outside of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. No, what we are talking about is preparing ourselves to seize a position within Indonesia,” he concluded.