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Jakarta Post

MRP members to be unveiled

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Tue, April 12 2011   /  08:00 am

Seventy-three members of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP) are /

to be unveiled on Tuesday by Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi.

The total number of members are 75 — 42 from Papua and 33 from West Papua. But two, Agus Alue Alua and Hana Hikoyobi, are not among the gallery, said Didi Agus P., administration official in charge of political affairs.

Agus Alua and Hana were MRP chair and vice chair for the 2005-2010 period.

Agus Alua passed away on April 8 reportedly from a heart attack while Hana will not be inaugurated because “she has yet to meet administrative requirements”. Didi declined to elaborate on these requirements, but said they were included in the special autonomy law.

Speculations on Hana’s suspended inauguration were around widespread protests held early this year against the special autonomy policy, which marred the buildup to the ap...