‘At a plenary session held on 12 August 2013, the MRP said that Special Autonomy for Papua (OTSUS) has been a failure and there should be a dialogue between Jakarta and Papua. ‘
As has already been reported, the MRP called on the President, the Governor of Papua and the Governor of West Papua to carry this recommendation forward. The MRP recommendation stated that Dialogue should occur within the next sixty days.
In this connection, the ALDP, as part of civil society in Papua, made the following points:
1. The MRP which is the representative body of the Papuan people as stipulated in Law 21/2001, must be consistent and focus on the recommendation it adopted at its plenary sessions for a dialogue to take place.
2. Fully supports the policy and position adopted by the MRP which needs to be publicised to all the Papuan people.
The DPRP (Legislative Assembly of West Papua ) and the DPR PB (Legislative Assembly of Papua) ‘should both support the MRP recommendation and keep in close communication with the MPR. and convene plenary sessions in order to set up a PANSUS (Special Committee) for the Jakarta-Papua Dialogue.
It further called on the Governor of Papua and the Governor of West Papua to fully support the recommendation of the MRP and maintain close communications with the MRP (Papua) and the MRPB (West Papua) in order to work out their strategy and to make the question of Dialogue their top priority.
Furthermore, the President of the Republic of Indonesia should fully support the recommendation of the MRP for Dialogue as the way to solve the problem of West Papua in accordance with what he said in his State Address on 16 August 2011 regarding the resolution of the question of Papua and should set up a special committee in preparation for the Jakarta-Papua Dialogue and hold talks with various elements in Papua and Jakarta.
Furthermore, the DPR RI (National Parliament ) and the DPD RI (Assembly of Regional Representatives) should express their full support for the recommendation of the MRP as the way to resolve the Papuan issue. Commission 1 of Parliament should discuss this matter with the various political groups and commissions to declare their support for Jakarta-Papua Dialogue in order to resolve the Papuan issue.
Finally, he said: ‘Why do we (ALDP) support the idea of dialogue between Jakarta and Papua? Because this is the way to solve the problem without resorting to the use of violence. It is our vision to promote justice and a democratic process in Papua The MRP which is a legal institution must act to find the best possible solution for Papua.’
[Translated by TAPOL]
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