Papua People Assembly (MRP) Memo For Regents is Accordance wit Special Autonomy Law

JAYAPURA CITY - The chairman of the Papua People Assembly (MRP) Timotius Murib said a memo requiring candidates for regent and deputy regent to be native Papuans is in accordance with Special Autonomy Law.

“Article 2 regulates on governor and governor deputy, and article 20 (f) regulates on regent and regent deputy. It’s all regulated in Special Autonomy Law, ” Murib told reporters in Jayapura, Papua on Tuesday (3/6).

According to him, during this nomination, the recommendations of the MRP were ignored, in fact it had issued a decree (SK) number 14 in 2010. Therefore, this time MRP will be more assertive.

“As an institution of culture, we recommend the leadership of political parties, candidates who want to move forward as regent and regent deputy must be Papuans because there are stipulated in the Special Autonomy Law,” he added.

He further said, Papua Elections Commission should obey the rules of the recommendations issued by MRP, since the latest Commission Regulation No. 9 of 2015 there is a chapter mentioned that there are, four areas that have such specificity like Aceh, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Papua.

“Referring to the regulation, the commission should be able to understand the specificity in Papua and implement these recommendations,” Murib said.

Separately, the governor of Papua Luke Enembe stated that reccommendations of MRP must be accommodated, since this MRP has its own political rights.

“Give them the rights to speak back and should not be messing around. I urge non- Papuans to give support and moral responsibility and do not ever to think and try even to register to be regent or regent deputy, “he said.

He added that these rights must be maintained so the disappointment in the hearts of Papua people could be healed.

“Letters of recommendation by MRP is part of the partiality of the Papuans, because when seen from the number of Papuans is very small. I therefore support the recommendation, “ Enembe stressed. [Jubi]
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