Papuan Peace Network continue to make preparations for dialogue

JUBI, 26 May 2012According to Muridan Widjojo of the Papuan Peace Network (JDP), the network is still working on the correct format for a dialogue between the Indonesian government and the Papuan community.

‘We are still preparing the best format for the dialogue. The Revd  Neles Tebay is working on consolidation in Papua and we here in Jakarta are trying to find the correct format. It// may seem as though the JDP  is now stagnant but this is because  we are not revealing everything we are doing to the general public,’ Muridan told JUBI.

He went on to say that the JDP is doing everything it can to reach the maximum possible consolidation regarding all the components within the network so as to make sure that the situation doesn’t go backwards, as well as trying to consolidate components  which are not yet involved in the dialogue.’

He said that there was still a question about who will be invited to take part in the dialogue. ‘Will it be with Forkorus and his colleagues? Will it be with the West Papuan National Authority? Or who will it be with? And will the Papuan people  accept the results? These are questions that we are still discussing.’

Asked about the influence on Indonesia of the session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations which took place in Geneva from 23 – 25 May this year, he said that it would certainly have an influence on the government as well as on the implementation of the dialogue itself.

‘Particularly with regard to the security situation, this must be the priority of the  Indonesian government,’ said this senior academic of LIPI, the Indonesian Association of the Sciences.

Translated by TAPOL

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