goodmorningpapua.com – Deputy Head (Waka) of BIN Lt. Gen. TNI Purn Teddy Lhaksmana Widya Kusuma revealed that there were three of the 3 fronts actively mobilizing the Papua referendum.
He conveyed this in a working meeting with the Special Committee (Pansus) to revise Law number 21 of 2001 on Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua Province, at the DPR Building, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (27/5/2021).
“From the results of BIN’s deepening, there are three active fronts to mobilize support for the implementation of a referendum in Papua, each of which is generally known to be the armed front, the political front and the clandestine front,” said Teddy.
Teddy said that even though there is special autonomy, the vulnerability of the Papuan people is very high, since human development in Papua is still around 60.84-64.70.
“Since the releasing of special autonomy No. 21 of 2001, up to now the level of welfare of the Papuan people is still vulnerable, with the lowest human development index or HDI in Indonesia, which is between 60.84 and 64.70,” he said.
Teddy said there were several reasons behind this condition. Among them, the lack of clarity in the infrastructure, health, education and social economy sectors caused by the Papua Separatist Group (KSP).
Teddy said that the KSP members obstruct the development of IPM due to security disturbances.
“The burning of schools and the killing of teachers and students, supervision by the internal and external examiners of the regional government has not been maximal. Meanwhile, there are socio-cultural vulnerabilities caused by, among others, ethnic-based leadership patterns, the differences of the character of mountainous and coastal community,” he said.
“As a Melanesian race, indigenous Papuans feel different from other ethnic groups in Indonesia and have a collusive attitude towards the local elite,” he concluded.