TRIBUNJAKARTA.COM, JAKARTA – The implementation of the Work Creation Law (Cipraker) which has just been passed by the Indonesian Parliament is expected not to reduce the role of regions that have implemented the Special Autonomy Law (Otsus) such as Papua.
This was stated by member of the DPR RI for West Papua Electoral District Jimmy Demianus Ijie in a written statement on Saturday (10/10/2020).
“Do not let this law neuter the interests of the Papuan people, especially regarding the management of natural resources such as forests, seas, mining, and so on, which are already regulated in the Papua Special Autonomy Law,” he said.
According to this PDI-P politician, the implementation of the Job Creation Law must pay close attention to regional rights and authorities, especially in special autonomy regions such as Papua, as part of the affirmation that the state had given long before the Job Creation Law was passed.
“If the implementation does not heed the specificities of the regional authorities which have been implementing Otsus, it will cause many problems in the future. Especially the threat of national integration which we have been working so hard to work on,” he said.
Jimmy added that the hope not to injure the Papua Special Autonomy Law needs to be emphasized, because since the deliberation process of this Law.
Jimmy said there had been concerns from various civil society communities in Papua that the Omnibus law Ciptaker Law would pose a serious threat to forests and the lives of indigenous peoples in Papua.
“This concern is reasonable, because the Ciptaker Law has removed key articles regulating environmental protection. It also eliminates or simplifies the requirements for environmental permits and Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL), and eliminates the involvement of local governments in monitoring and imposing sanctions on perpetrators of environmental destruction. , “he explained.
Jimmy also hopes that the implementation of the Ciptaker Law in the future can respect the interests of indigenous peoples, who are expected to be threatened by the issuance of this law.
“I understand that there are concerns that indigenous peoples will interfere with their rights, considering that before this law was passed, there were several articles that were considered to have the potential to castrate customary rights, especially those related to forests. Because through this Omnibuslaw Law, limited production forests (HPT) would be legal. to be used as industrial forest plantations (HTI), “he said.
In the end, Jimmy also hopes that the government’s good intention to attract as much investment as possible through the Ciptaker Law can be realized without disturbing the implementation of Otsus in Papua.
“Hopefully the presence of the Omnibus law in the future will not stifle the implementation of the Special Autonomy Law which was passed in 2001 by Mrs. Megawati Soekarnoputri, who was then president of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as the general chairman of the PDI-P,” he hoped.
Editor: Ferdinand Waskita Suryacahya