Saturday, May 6, 2017

1) PAPUA POLICE NAB 10 SUSPECTS IN ILLEGAL GOLD MINING CASE


1) PAPUA POLICE NAB 10 SUSPECTS IN ILLEGAL GOLD MINING CASE

2) 60% of Papuans reject separation from Indonesia  
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SATURDAY, 06 MAY, 2017 | 09:08 WIB
1) Papua Police Nab 10 Suspects in Illegal Gold Mining Case

TEMPO.CO, Manokwari - West Papua Police Chief Brigadier-general Martuani Sormin said 10 suspects of illegal gold mining case in Waserawi River, Manokwari Regency, were arrested on Friday, May 5.

This illegal mine has operated for one year, yet it was recently revealed by Kasuari XVIII Military Commander Mayor General Joppie Onesimus Wayangkau to the media in Manokwari.

Martuani explained that the investigation was conducted by two teams. The first team managed to apprehend 6 suspects with the initials AL, JM or K, RL, SBP, SF, and AH. The six of them play different roles.

“The roles range from the miner to investor," Martuani added. Three of the six suspects are the main suspects because they act as a fence, an investor, and a jeweler. The jewelry is sold in two locations in Makassar, South Sulawesi. 

The police confiscated some evidence from the suspects namely a helicopter, gold weighing 2.6 kg, Rp900 million in cash, gold refining machine and chemical substances and golden jewelry casting tools.

Meanwhile, the second team arrested four suspects with the initials HA, RP, RM and HT. They are still under investigation with evidence of 69 grams of gold and an airplane.

West Papua Police joined forces with Kasuari XVIII Military Command. “Because we were informed that this case involves a law officer,” Martuani said.

HANS ARNOLD


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http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/06/60-of-papuans-reject-separation-from-indonesia.html

2) 60% of Papuans reject separation from Indonesia  
News Desk The Jakarta Post  
Jakarta | Sat, May 6, 2017 | 07:56 am


The majority of indigenous people in Papua reject separation from Indonesia, while less than one-fifth Papuans support the idea of separatism, according to a survey published on Friday.   

The survey conducted by Indikator Politic research institute showed that 60 percent of Papuans wanted to stay under the control of Jakarta while 18 percent did not. The survey took place from March 23 to April 3 in 24 regions across the Papua. 22 respondents refused to answer the questioner.

“Most of them are loyal to the country, while 22 percent of them had no opinion,” Indikator Politik research director Hendro Prasetyo said to the media on Friday, adding that the survey used multistage random sampling through serial interviews with seven hundred people.

77 percent of respondents are satisfied with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s work in the easternmost province. Through the research it was also revealed that basic needs such as clean water, health, education and infrastructure remain the most important issues for Papuans. (hol)


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