Causes of Disunity

Feb 6th, 2009, in News, by

Another East Timor in Papua, lack of development in the province, and racism by other Indonesians towards Papuans.

East Timor Analogy

In January of 2009 an association of Christian churches in Papua, the Persekutuan Gereja-Gereja Baptis (PGBP), sent a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono complaining about the selection procedure for new employees (CPNS) of the Department of Religion (Depag) in areas such as Keerom, Tolikara, Sarmi, Jayapura and Pegunungan Bintang.

The PGBP appears to believe that Depag takes a disproportionate number of new civil servants who are not native Papuans and not Christian. A spokesman for PGBP said

The Papuan Baptist Church asks that Depag be very careful in maintaining good inter-religious relations because the issue of religion is highly sensitive in Papua.

He believed that there had been some deliberate manipulation of the final intake for new public servants that disadvantaged native Papuans, and that this was in violation of the 2001 Special Papuan Autonomy Act which specified that native people should receive preference in hiring decisions.

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The spokesman added that the Department of Religion should not repeat the mistakes it had made in East Timor from 1976-99, which had alienated native East Timorese religious leaders, and helped cause that province to break-away from Indonesia, or else something similar might occur in Papua. antara

Aceh & PNG Analogies

Late in 2008 Frederika Korayn from a Papuan womens’ group asked a seminar in Jakarta

The government is willing to have dialogue with the people of Aceh, why not in Papua?

She went on to complain that since integration with Indonesia conditions had not improved much, with still 80% of Papuan women being in absolute poverty, largely un-educated and with poor health.

The Autonomy Act had been implemented only in limited cases and was largely of no value, and she said that population growth in the province was worryingly slow, that since 1970 the population had only grown by 1.5%, whereas in neighbouring Papua New Guinea growth had been at 10%.

The ‘Other’

At the same seminar Yenny Rosa Damayanti of the Association of Indonesian Legal and Human Rights Aid (PBHI), a non-Papuan, said that Indonesians often regarded Papuans as “the other(s)” because of their different skin complexion and race.

Because of the skin colour and hair we regard them as “the other”, not as brothers.

People needed to think about what constituted an Indonesian and whether the definition included Papuans, she said: tempo

Is it just Malay people? Is it just Muslims?


258 Comments on “Causes of Disunity”

  1. schmerly says:

    @ Drag Up..You need to improve your English grammar, it’s very difficult to follow your rambling gibberish i.e.

    Thank you I am glad you like to do that.

    Just too bad about that because you have to live with that together with your buddy friends here above.

    I have no idea what your on about.

  2. schmerly says:

    @ AssmadsAngryBitch..

    Show some Asian manners next time you talk to an aspiring lawyer.

    I find no need for manners when conversing with pigs, or “aspiring lawyers” but of course being a numpty such as your good self, you would agree with that thing and it’s vitriolic language, wouldn’t you.

    We can all aspireto be something were not, such as you with your self righteous façade, and your little chum can aspire as long as it likes, but it wont get anywhere until it learns to curb it’s tongue, and studies a bit more English grammar.

  3. dragonwall says:

    You need to improve your English grammar, it’s very difficult to follow your rambling gibberish i.e.

    You ramble and Schivering all the way not even knowing who that is that I am referring and I really think you should go back and introspect yourself before you make fool out of yourself and telling others to bail out. When I say

    Thank you I am glad you like to do that. Just too bad about that because you have to live with that together with your buddy friends here above.

    You felt that I was referring to you? Or you prefer to be included as one of them as your buddy? So when you say

    I have no idea what your on about.

    Do you think you should with your own writing? So lets cut the crap on others grammar, English and trying to tell others what to do. And I suppose when you say

    I find no need for manners when conversing with pigs, that is referring to them or “aspiring lawyers” are your referring to me? I really hope you are referring to them also otherwise I will definitely come at you.

    And with this

    but of course being a numpty such as your good self,

    you can get my blessing for continuing to lickspittle his arse.
    And so is this

    you would agree with that thing and it’s vitriolic language, wouldn’t you.

    And as for this

    We can all aspireto be something were not, such as you with your self righteous façade, and your little chum can aspire as long as it likes, but it wont get anywhere until it learns to curb it’s tongue, and studies a bit more English

    Honestly speaking, you do not even qualify to comment. Or would you like to be specific? I really can’t be bothered with that.

  4. diego says:

    Hey, who gave the dictionary to dragie? How did she learn the word “Schivering” (yes, with “c”)?

  5. Burung Koel says:

    How did she learn the word “Schivering” (yes, with “c”)?

    Probably from some Sigur Ros lyrics.

  6. Lairedion says:

    Unbelievably this thread is still dragging on with no relationship whatsoever to disgruntled Papuans…

  7. diego says:

    It’s not easy getting “that thing” off the hook.

    I tried to…, but “this thing” seems to enjoy all the pain “it” is suffering, instead letting “it”self go back to the filth, I mean ocean, where “it” belongs. Masochistic “it”.

  8. schmerly says:

    @ Draged Up.. I see by your last rant your English hasn’t improved much, you’d get more respect if you cut out the cursing, or cant you express yourself more eloquently without reverting to gutter language?

  9. dragonwall says:

    There are a number of commentators here who simple pick and choose instead of going to the subject of birds and fake latinos and continue with put downs on others and then began to tell others to introspect themself.

    I just wonder if they care to look up their comments and remarks to see if they could use a rod to fish out whether that is appropriate before passing remarks on others.

    Of course, why not find where the fault began, otherwise the few of you with all your false pretence will not make you a better person with eloquent gutter language.

  10. diego says:

    *whispering* “oh… my… god, here he comes (again)”….

    I think it _really_ is the time to abandon this thread. This fish pooed all over. The pond stinks-a-lot now. I’m out.

    Maybe Patung will be kind enough to post another news on Papua. This time let’s try not to be dragged-in to… you know… this crap.

    Dragie, *please* next time don’t try to hijack it by posting your usual sh*t: “yea, just like papuans, indo-chinese are also being discriminated by the inferior javanese follower of pantatsila”. It wouldn’t do anything good.

  11. Mr Tic Tac Toe says:

    Probably from some Sigur Ros lyrics.

    which album? im a huge fan since agaetis byrjun 🙂
    my nickname is svenfn-g-englar on the other side of blogosphere.

  12. Burung Koel says:

    @ Mr Tic Tac Toe

    I was sort of trying to find out how musically diverse IM contributors are. Good to know that there’s other fans out there.

  13. schmerly says:

    Mr triple “T” What does “svenfn-g-englar ” stand for, you don’t have to answer, it’s just me being nosey.

    BK..

    I was sort of trying to find out how musically diverse IM contributors are.

    Ask the members of the numpty club: Assmad, AssmadsAngryBitch and Cukie, they all know about the song, Ring a Ring o’ Roses, I think it’s one of their favourites as they can all hold hands and skip around in circles to it.

  14. schmerly says:

    BK.. Just one more thing if your not doing anything important you should pop down to the numpty club, and watch the members dancing around to their favourite tune, with their little smug supercilious faces smiling away, thinking they are so knowledgeable, but without a single brain cell between them, but they seem happy lost in their little self delusional world, so lets not spoil it for them.

  15. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    @ schmerly [sic]

    I believe your outrage was because we are Asians. An Asian who would demand equality is as good as dead, isn’t that what you thinking?

  16. schmerly says:

    AAB.. Typical numpty getting it all wrong again, I’m definitely not outraged, in fact I’m having a good time in-between working, you forget I’m married to a Javanese woman and we are definitely equal partners as I wouldn’t have it any other way, does that answer your question?

  17. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    @ schmerly [sic]

    Your lack of Javanese sopan says it all. Your not the first schmerly trying to blend in by announcing a Javanese spouse. Are you a moslem yet? Try again.

  18. schmerly says:

    AAB.. Wrong again, how many more times?? No I’m not trying to blend in, and no I’m not a Moslem and neither is my wife! or is that to difficult for you to grasp?

    Your lack of Javanese sopan says it all

    Good manners are wasted on a numpty, so I don’t bother.

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