The Indonesian Government Already Gives Extraordinary Attention to Papua and security observer Stepi Andriani said the Indonesian government has been paying extraordinary attention to Papua. According to Stepi, since President Soekarno to President Joko Widodo, the government has done its best to maintain Papua as part of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia.

“So far, the government has focused on developing Papua,” said Stepi, quoted from a press release in Jakarta, Sunday.

In his view, Papua is part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia under international law, there is no problem. In the New York Agreement on 15-8-1962 it was written and legally that Papua’s sovereignty was within the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

“UN Resolution No. 2504 also recognizes Papua as being part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” said Stepi when speaking at a webinar entitled “Separatism and Terrorism in Papua” held by the European Association for Indonesia, Saturday (19/6).

He assessed that the conflict in Papua was acted by the political Free Papua Organization group. A former activits of Free Papua Movement John Al Norotouw said that conflicts in Papua must be resolved.

He said that Papua as a part of Indonesia was final, because of it was recognized by the United Nations. Even those who want to separate Papua are unable to revoke the UN resolution or decision.

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He said it’s time to focus on developing the beloved Papua. He admitted that he made the decision to join the Indonesian government for the sake of the prosperous and advanced Papuan people.

The government is currently providing a special package with the Papua Special Autonomy fund which, if managed properly, Papua will advance compared to others.

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