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Photo: Ilustration, source: KPK

By : Deora Jigibalom *)

Jayakartapos,  Bribery case which was involved the General Elections Commission (KPK) commisioner Wahyu Setiawan inevitably dragging the name of Struggle Indonesia Democracy Party (PDIP) secretary general Hasto Kristiyanto. Besides Hasto Kristiyanto, two special Hasto’s staff at PDIP are DON and SAE had suspected during KPK’s bribery silent operation. SAE is Saeful Bahri, Hasto’s special staff who had claimed as verdicts. SAE and DON had allegedly as Harun Masiku’s mediator who were gave bribery to Wahyu Setiawan. Harun Masiku is PDIP’s politician and former GMKI activist in South Sulawesi.

So that, PDIP as one of the biggest and rulling political party should be given the positive attitude and habits to respect and loyal to national law enforcement process and supporting KPK to tackle those corruption case. Previously, House speaker, PDIP main cadre and PDIP chairwomen son, Puan Maharani had said her political party would support KPK’s to overcome those political bribery. Now, people are waiting PDIP’s political consistent to apply it, because if PDIP vs KPK will happen, neither won nor got political advantages, PDIP will go as “political party ruins” in the heart and mind of Indonesian people.

According to the theory, corruption can happen because there are discretion and monopoly, so that there is not supervise and warden practices. PDIP should support KPK’s effort and if KPK will frisk PDIP’s headquarters in Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta does not reject because it look likes PDIP has challenged the law such as KPK’s law and it may have disturbed PDIP’s reputation. President Joko Widodo must be made political statement that state and the government stand behind KPK and always supporting them.

For PDIP, supporting KPK’s efforts to solve this bribery case will be tested for these political party can still claim as “grassroots people political party” or to be untrusted political party which must not be supported by the voters in the next general elections and 2024 simultaneous local elections or Pilkada 2024. Supporting KPK’s effort will positively correlation with outcome which will get by PDIP on the next Pilkada 2020.

Meanwhile for KPK should be all out to solve those bribery case, in order to KPK which was built with their new regulation has always been supporting by the people of Indonesia and the corrupters are trully common enemy for Indonesia’s people and they are not have any rights to get clemency and must be punished through capital punishment or death sentences. Hopefully.

*) The writer is national politics observer.

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Photo: Toni Ervianto (Writer)

By : Toni Ervianto

Jayakartapos, TPN/OPM existence and their political wings such as United Liberation Movement for West Papua or ULMWP, West Papua National Authority or WPNA, West Papua Federal Republic State or NRFPB, Papua Students Alliance or AMP, West Papua National Committee or KNPB and others civilian organization must be banned in Papua and West Papua.

Why must be banned? TPN/OPM has been intensively done several criminals and hunan rights violence activities such as killing civilian society and non combatant persons such as bicycle drivers, toll road workers, and non Papuan citizens etc, meantime ULMWP etc have been done several activities which is smearing democracy such as clamoring the urgency of referendum for Papua and self determination dan referendum, indeed Papua’s integration to Indonesia was final solutions. ULMWP etc has been celebrating every May 1 each years as annexated day but trully those day is Mayday and Papua’s integration day. ULMWP etc have been glitched New York Agreement, indeed its legal. Meanwhile, NFRPB has producted ID card for their members and doing prayers activities as the moment to clamor referendum and supporting separatist groups.

Allegedly by intelligence apparatus and law enforcer, the existence of TPN/OPM and “its wings political” because Papua’s special authonomy fund misuse and at least the government did not tightly supervise .

The situations had been crowded by bureaucracy ocnum who were supported OPM and its allies, and when they were investigated they went to abroad without permit.

Several students from Papua especially who are joining at Papua Student Alliance or AMP which are exist in several provinces and cities around Indonesia which have been supporting separatist had proved always clamoring referendum as final solution to solve Papua’s problem, which their activities have been surveillanced by state apparatus and waiting to firmly suppress to them, indeed their activities has been using Papua’s special authonomy fund, meanwhile most of nationalist Papua’s student did not receipt Papua’s special authonomy fund.

*)The writer is Papua’s issue observer.

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Photo: Al Shabaab, source: VOA News

Jayakartapos, Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Somalia, is resurging again and demonstrating its ability to launch attacks with impunity. In late December 2019, Shabaab detonated an explosives-laden truck at a busy intersection in Mogadishu, killing 79 people and injuring 149 more. The attack drew comparisons to a double truck bombing that occurred in October 2017, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 600 civilians. Somali forces are currently slated to assume responsibility for security in May, when troops from the African Union are scheduled to depart. Many close observers of the situation in Somalia are concerned that this could further destabilize the country. In addition to the African Union peacekeeping operation, the United States has several hundred Special Operations Forces (SOF), known for their elite special training capabilities, engaged in the fight against Shabaab.

Since March 2017, al-Shabaab has launched close to 900 attacks on civilians and hundreds more against U.S., Somali, and Kenyan troops. Its strength has ebbed and flowed over the past decade and a half, weathering a string of territorial losses, defections, and the killing of several high-profile leaders. Yet on balance, the group has proved remarkably resilient, even in the face of an intensified campaign of U.S. air strikes against its fighters and facilities. In 2019, the Pentagon carried out 60 drone strikes in Somalia, with the lion’s share directed against al-Shabaab; the remaining strikes targeted elements of the so-called Islamic State in Somalia. IS in Somalia is relegated to the Puntland region in the northeast of the country and is thought to number in the low hundreds in terms of overall fighters. Al-Shabaab remains, by far, the dominant jihadist group in Somalia and has consistently sought to prevent IS from expanding its operations.

Al-Shabaab controls vast swaths of territory throughout rural parts of Somalia in the country’s south and central areas, while launching attacks against the capital of Mogadishu. Shabaab raises money through extorting civilians and businessmen in areas where it maintains influence. Its involvement in the illicit economy also extends to taxing agricultural produce and criminal activities centered around the port in Mogadishu. This steady stream of income has facilitated the group’s ability to manufacture explosives, which in turn explains its penchant for devastating terrorist attacks featuring the use of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). Al-Shabaab maintains a vast intelligence apparatus throughout Somalia and is widely rumored to have penetrated Somali government institutions. Somalia, and indeed the entire Horn of Africa, has emerged as an arena for competition between countries in the broader region, with Gulf nations backing favored factions and supplying them with weapons, equipment, and training. As far back as 2012, the United Arab Emirates deployed commandos to Somalia to take part in counter-piracy operations and help establish commercial ports and military bases throughout the Gulf of Aden and the broader region.

Militants have demonstrated a proven ability to project power beyond Somalia and into Kenya, where a Shabaab attack recently killed an American soldier, two private contractors and destroyed six aircraft. The attack on Manda Bay airfield is just the latest in a series of strikes by Shabaab in Kenya, where militants have previously launched attacks against shopping malls, hotels, universities, and transportation infrastructure. Poor governance has plagued Somalia for decades. Porous borders, weak security forces, and high levelsy of corruption contribute to a sense of lawlessness and state failure. An ongoing rift between the Somali central government and federal states over electoral processes has stymied efforts at government reform. Just as the Taliban has done in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in parts of Syria and Iraq, al-Shabaab has filled the power vacuum and played a critical function by mediating disputes and dispensing its form own draconian, yet efficient, of justice. This has conferred a sense of legitimacy on the group among segments of the population, despite its relentless campaign of attacking civilians (TSC)

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Photo: Ilustration, source: Pakistan Today

Jayakartapos, Several US service members were injured during last week’s Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place.

“While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad Air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed,” the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

A US military official told CNN that 11 service members had been injured in the attack, which was launched in retaliation for the US airstrikes that had killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani the previous week. Defense One was first to report on the injured service members.

Following the attack the Pentagon said that no casualties had resulted from the 16 missiles fired by Iran. The US military defines a casualty as either an injury or fatality involving personnel.

Asked about the apparent discrepancy, a Defense official told CNN, “That was the commander’s assessment at the time. Symptoms emerged days after the fact, and they were treated out of an abundance of caution.”

After this story published, Capt. Bill Urban — the spokesperson for US Central Command, which oversees troops in the Middle East — said the military had learned after the attack that 11 individuals were injured — eight were transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and three were sent to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait for “follow-on screening.” Last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had said the initial assessment found only damage to property.

The news of the injuries come after Iran fired at two Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani’s killing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The administration sought to cast its strike on Soleimani as an attempt to de-escalate tensions with Iran, but Tehran has described it as an “act of war” and “state terrorism.” Soleimani had been the second most powerful official in the country.

US officials have offered differing accounts of what they see as the motivations behind Iran’s attack. Vice President Mike Pence said last week that the administration believes the strikes “were intended to kill Americans,” and Army Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he believed that the attacks “were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft, and to kill personnel.”

But a growing belief emerged among administration officials last week that Iran had deliberately missed areas populated by Americans. Multiple administration officials told CNN that Iran could have directed its missiles to areas populated by Americans, but intentionally did not. And those officials said Iran may have chosen to send a message rather than take action significant enough to provoke a substantial US military response, a possible signal the Trump administration was looking for a rationale to calm the tensions.

Iraq did receive a warning that the strike was coming and was able to take “necessary precautions,” according to a statement from Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. A US defense official said that Iraq, in turn, warned the United States.

However, Pentagon officials have said they received no such warnings from the Iraqis but that the US was able to detect the attack in enough time to alert US forces on the ground.

Iran’s UN ambassador said last Friday that the Iraqi bases housing US troops had been primarily selected to demonstrate target accuracy, not to kill Americans, disputing public claims made by top Trump administration officials (

Theoritically, both Iran and US were denied their opposant purpose is a part of propaganda and counter propaganda, said an international analyst, Tony Priyono in Jakarta, because during war period maintaining moral combat must be done, because the failure of maintaining moral combat is the first steps to defeat during the war.

“Actually, the US will face tragic and erractic attacks which will be launched by Iran’s proxies actors. The US must be recounted about the Iran’s military capacity to launch their deadly attacks on several US’s interest mainly in Iraq, Suriah, Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Middle East countries,” Tony further explained (Red).

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Foto: Ilustrasi, sumber foto: Roma Decade

Oleh : An Davos

Jayakartapos, Dalam pidato upacara Hari Lahir Pancasila Presiden Joko Widodo mengatakan Pancasila telah menjadi bintang pemandu bagi bangsa Indonesia. Pancasila, kata dia, telah menjadi rumah bagi keragaman bangsa Indonesia. Semangat persatuan dalam keberagaman telah ditunjukkan para pendiri bangsa saat merumuskan Pancasila. Para pendiri bangsa yang berasal dari beragam golongan dan latar belakang telah duduk bersama menetapkan Pancasila sebagai pemersatu segala perbedaan. “Pancasila berperan sebagai falsafah dan dasar negara yang kokoh.

Terkait keberagaman dan toleransi, Tuhan Maha Pluralis dan Maha Toleran. Tuhan juga yang menciptakan perbedaan tidak untuk perpecahan, tapi untuk saling mengenal dan menghormati.

Keutuhan negara kesatuan Republik Indonesia masih bertahan sampai hari ini adalah karena masyarakat Indonesia memiliki harapan dan mimpi yang sama yaitu Indonesia akan menjadi bangsa yang besar.

Namun cukup disayangkan adanya beberapa kelompok intoleran yang ada di masyarakat yang ingin memecah persatuan dan kesatuan bangsa Indonesia.

Mengacu pada hasil indeks Kerukunan Umat Beragama (KUB) Tahun 2019 yang dirilis Kementrian Agama RI, hasil survey tersebut menyebutkan Provinsi Sumatera Barat dihadapkan dengan Indeks KUB dibawah standar terburuk kedua setelah Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD).

Kelompok-kelompok intoleran tersebut sebagaimana yang terjadi di Provinsi Sumatera Barat, ketika menjelang dan saat perayaan Natal di Sumatera Barat adanya pelarangan bagi umat kristiani untuk merayakan perayaan natal. Selain itu di Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan, Kabupaten Sijunjung, Kabupaten Tanah Datar, Kabupaten Pasaman Barat, dan Kabupaten Pariaman masyarakat Kristiani yang akan merayakan hari natal harus mencari gereja atau kantor kodim dan kantor Polres sebagai tempat perayaan natal karena di beberapa kabupaten tersebut belum adanya gereja.

Begitu juga sebaliknya, di Tolikara, Papua, Sulawesi Utara, NTT, Sulawesi Tengah, dan Sumatera Utara pernah terjadi penolakan oleh umat kristiani terhadap umat Islam yang akan melaksanakan Sholat Hari Raya Idul Fitri serta adanya penolakan pembangunan masjid.

Sebelumnya, data keagamaan dari tahun 1977 sampai 2004, ternyata jumlah rumah ibadah Islam bertambah dari 392.004 menjadi 643.834 (naik 64%), rumah ibadah Kristen bertambah jumlahnya dari 18.997 buah menjadi 43.909 buah (naik 131%), rumah ibadah Katolik dari 4.934 menjadi 12.474 (naik 153%), rumah ibadah Budha dari 1.523 menjadi 7.129 (naik 368%).

Problem umat agama minoritas di suatu daerah dalam menjalankan ibadahnya mendapat tantangan besar dari kelompok mayoritas sehingga dikenal istilah tirani mayoritas terhadap kelompok minoritas. Tirani mayoritas yang bersifat kuantitatif tidak hanya terjadi dalam keyakinan beragama, hal itu dapat juga terjadi dalam konteks kesukuan. Suku yang mayoritas di Indonesia, dapat saja menguasai Lembaga-lembaga negara yang ada di Indonesia.

Sebagai contoh birokrasi Indonesia, dipengaruhi oleh budaya jawa yang merupakan budaya dari suku terbesar dalam bentuk kuantitas di Indonesia. Contoh-contoh kondisi Intoleran jika tidak dikelola dengan baik akan memperlemah dan bukannya memperkuat persatuan dan kesatuan bangsa Indonesia.

Indonesia tampaknya perlu menyontoh Rusia. Rusia di bawah kepemimpinan Vladimir Putin, ternyata telah membuktikan dirinya sebagai pemimpin yang merangkul Islam sebagai kekuatan strategis yang menjadi faktor penting tetap bersatunya Rusia sebagai negara berdaulat(Baca Hendrajit, . Kebijakan Pro Islam Vladimir Putin dan
Aliansi Strategis Rusia-Dunia Islam,

Vladimir Putin menyadari bahwa warga muslim Rusia saat ini berjumlah 20 juta orang atau 15% dari sekitar 142 juta orang Rusia. Suatu jumlah yang cukup besar, bahkan untuk keberadaan sebuah negara bangsa sekalipun. Islam di Rusia sejak abad ke 7 menyebar di jazirah Rusia. Komunitas Muslim terkonsentrasi di daerah antara Laut Hitam dan Laut Kaspia dan di beberapa negara federasi, serta sejumlah kota seperti Samara, Nyzny Novgorod, Tyumen, dan St Petersburg. Sedangkan sebagian besar penduduk tersebar di daerah sekitar Sungai Volga (Tartastan), Pegunungan Ural, beberapa wilayah Siberia dan Kaukasus Utara. Di Rusia hingga kini ada lebih dari 4.000 masjid.

Terdapat sembilan republic Islam dalam naungan negara Federasi Rusia, yaitu Adegia, Bashkortastan, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkariya,
Karachaevo-Cherkhesia, Osetia Utara (sekalipun di daerah ini juga bermukim umat Kristiani), Tatarstan, dan Chechnya. Baik di Rusia maupun di negara-negara yang mengitarinya (eks Uni Soviet) kini tercatat lebih dari 6.000 perkumpulan Islam yang aktif.

Sebaliknya, Indonesia jangan meniru Belanda terutama partainya Geert Wilders. Tercatat pada Januari 2013, Geert Wilders, politikus Belanda meluncurkan situs
provokatif http :// Melalui situs ini, Paartij voor de Vrijheid (partainya Geert Wilders) siap menampung laporan masyarakat, jika ada rencana pembangunan masjid di Belanda demi menghambat laju Islamisasi. Pada 2009, Wilders mengusulkan pajak jilbab bernama kopvoddentax yaitu pajak (taks atau tax) terhadap
cabikan (vod) atas kepala (kop).

Istilah yang baru saja dikenal publik Belanda seperti reli (e) gekkie atau orang beragama sinting atau gristengekkie atau orang Kristen sinting membuktikan agama terus menjadi bahan olok-olok dan tidak lagi dianggap sebagai pandangan atau sikap hidup yang pantas dihormati. Pada 2012, BPS Belanda melaporkan, dari jumlah penduduk dewasa yang beragama sekitar 55% (4% diantaranya beragama Islam). Islam dan Kristen dianggap orang Belanda bertentangan dengan nilai-nilai Eropa yang humanis, rasional, progresif. Islam,
mereka nilai dengan tindak kekerasan, sedangkan Kristen dinilai dengan pelecehan seks. Terakhir, Wilders menggelar lomba karikatur terkait Nabi Muhammad SAW yang jelas-jelas melecehkan umat Islam diseluruh dunia.

Berbagai kelompok masyarakat yang berbeda agama, suku, dan golongan harus mempunya persepsi dan wawasan kebangsaan bahwa Indonesia adalah rumah yang nyaman bagi semua kelompok yang berbeda tersebut. Perbedaan tersebut akan menjadi indah, kokoh, dan maju jika masing-masing kelompok yang beda itu, mensinergikan untuk Bersatu membangun Indonesia yang maju dan unggul di masa depan.

Indonesia emas yang dicita-citakan akan terjadi pada tahun 2045 akan terwujud jika berbagai kelompok masyarakat yang berbeda suku, agama dan antar golongan Bersatu padu mewujudkan Indonesia emas tersebut.

*) Penulis adalah pemerhati isu Pertahanan dan Keamanan

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