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Papuan Activists Urge Law Enforcement Lukas Enembe

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By: Sabby Kosay )*

Lukas Enembe as the governor of Papua must be heartened in undergoing the legal process related to the summons from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). If it is not proven, Lukas must be able to show proof that he is not guilty before the KPK.

Charles Kossay as a Papuan Activist invites the whole community, including Lukas Enembe, to explain to the KPK in order to prove whether there is a corruption practice or not.

            Charles admitted that his party knew that Governor Lukas Enembe had become a suspect, at this time Lukas could not meet the KPK because he was still being blocked by his sympathizers.

            He also hopes that the law enforcement process can run well without compromising other community groups.

            Previously, Papuan youth leader Martinus Kasuay also supported the efforts of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to resolve the alleged corruption case carried out by Governor Lukas Enembe.

            Martinus said it was only natural that anyone who was guilty should be given criminal sanctions, in accordance with the applicable legal process.

            The secretary of the Barisan Merah Putih also stated that the corruption case that ensnared the Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe was a personal case that had nothing to do with politicization or criminalization. The case is purely because it is related to the law.

            Head of the KPK News Section Ali Fikri said his party hoped that Lukas would cooperate to fulfill the second summons later. Meanwhile, Enembe admitted that he is still undergoing treatment and cannot carry out activities like healthy people in general.

            The urge to arrest Lukas Enembe was also carried out by Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) which considered that the legal process against Lukas Enembe carried out by the KPK was too protracted. ICW also asked the KPK to act quickly.

            On the other hand, ICW also suggested to the KPK to coordinate with IDI (Indonesian Doctors Association) to check the health of the Governor of Papua. This is considered important in order to know whether Luke really needs treatment or not.

            Pressure also came from MAKI (Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society) who asked the KPK to forcibly pick up Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe because he did not attend the examination summons twice on the grounds of illness. MAKI considers that the KPK must have the courage to pick up Lukas Enembe.

            MAKI Coordinator Boyamin Saiman said law enforcement must apply equally to everyone. Boyamin mentioned that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had attempted to forcefully pick up former DPR Speaker Setya Novanto in the e-KTP corruption case.

            Meanwhile, Zaenur Rohman as Researcher on Anti-Corruption Studies (Pukat) Gadjah Mada University (UGM) asked the KPK to be firm in handling cases related to Lukas Enembe, Zaenur asked the KPK to forcibly pick up Enembe if he did not fulfill the summons that had been addressed.

            In addition, Zaenur also suggested that the KPK could use a social approach by cooperating with local figures. The KPK must explain to Enembe’s defenders that this is a purely legal process.       

            On a different occasion, Absalom Yarisetouw as Chairman of the Generation of Garuda Sakti Indonesia in Papua Province asked law enforcement officials to be firm against Lukas Enembe who has been named a suspect in the alleged bribery and gratification case.

            He said that if Luke was not cooperative, Lukas had to be forced to take him to account for his actions.

            Absalom said that the KPK had to forcefully pick it up accompanied by the TNI and Polri. Lukas Enembe has twice been absent from the KPK’s summons for examination.

            Indonesia as a state of law, of course, must not give space to violators of the law.

            He also asked the people in Papua to be objective in viewing the Lukas Enembe issue as a purely legal case, not politicizing let alone criminalizing.

            Even the Chairman of the Democratic Party Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) also encouraged Lukas Enembe as his cadre to comply with the legal process as a suspect in an alleged corruption case.

            AHY also promised that the Democratic Party would not intervene and support the legal process against Lukas Enembe which is currently underway at the KPK.

            Meanwhile, AHY also decided to temporarily disable Governor Lukas Enembe as Chair of the DPD of the Papuan Democratic Party.

            The decision was made by the Democrats so that Luke can fully concentrate on dealing with the legal process at the KPK as a suspect.

            Preventing the arrest of Governor Luke’s sympathizers is something that should not be done. Article 21 of the Corruption Crime Law (TIPIKOR) states that, anyone who intentionally prevents, hinders or thwarts directly or indirectly investigations, prosecutions and examinations in court against suspects and defendants or witnesses in corruption cases, shall be sentenced to imprisonment. a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 12 years or a fine of at least Rp. 150 million and a maximum of Rp. 600 million.

            There is no other choice for Lukas Enembe to be cooperative with the KPK, because after all, Lukas must provide an explanation and accountability to the KPK.

)* The author is a Papuan student living in Yogyakarta 

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