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Mahfud Md holds dialogue with Papuan figures

Tempo - November 30, 2019

Papua (Antara) – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Mahfud Md holds a dialogue with several Papuan figures in North Jayapura District, City of Jayapura, Saturday, Nov. 30.

The figures include Chairman of Papua's Nahdlatul Ulama Tony Wanggai, Secretary-General of Papua's Barisan Merah Putih Yonas Nussy, Briyur Wenda, women figures Dorince Mehue, Simon Kossay, and Markus Giay.

They touch on several issues such as the minimum implementation of special autonomy law (UU Otsus), the recognition of indigenous people, Pancasila education, and so on.

"The special autonomy law lacks government regulation, creating a multi interpretation, so [the implementation is] not maximum," Yonas said Saturday, Nov. 30.

Dorince Mehue, one of the Papua People's Assembly (MRP) members, adds that the minimum implementation of the cultural agency is caused by several contradicting policies.

"I also ask for recognition and appreciation for the tradition, as well as a forum for Papuan women," she says.

Responding to that matter, Minister Mahfud admits that UU Otsus is not supported by regulations and says that his side will conduct an evaluation based on the inputs and recommendations.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1278478/mahfud-md-holds-dialogue-with-papuan-figures