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Winning trust in Papua

  • Amiruddin al-Rahab

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  12:28 am

JP/Seto WardhanaChronic problems remain in Papua and West Papua despite the Rp 105 trillion (US$7.47 billion) allotted to these provinces from 2002 to 2018. Racial abuse against students and youth from Papua by a group of people in Surabaya, East Java. on Aug. 16 has triggered demonstrations in various cities, highlighting calls for a referendum, including in Manokwari and Jayapura. Some of the protests led to the burning of private and government facilities. Addressing human rights conditions in Papua is urgent and fundamental. It is urgent as the issues relate to the existence and future of indigenous Papuans. Indonesia would face even more complexity if these issues remained neglected. They are fundamental as they relate to the dignity of people who are repeatedly subject to violence in Papua. Papuans have also become victims of poor health and education conditions in Papua and West P...