Papua and Pancasila Land

goodmorningpapua.com – Pancasila values as a base of Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (NKRI) is indeed not negotiable. Thus, in the social and political life, some values of it must be embedded continually ranging from the first principle to fifth one.

 First is believe in God and unity. Besides, in the life of nation and state, the Pancasila value also become an inseparable part because it has been implemented for the sake of maintaining the unity.  Pancasila values also provide the unity spirit in the development process both in Indonesia and in Papua.

A miniature of Indonesia is in Tanah Papua [Papua Land] with various ethnicities, races, cultures and religions so that the spirit of mutual cooperation among humans can come into being. A lecture of government science of Politics Science Department, from University of Cenderawasih, Diego Romario de Fretes, in a discussion said that Pancasila prevails to all Indonesian people without exception anything.

Pancasila contains series of value namely belive in God, humanity, unity, democracy and social justice. According to Diego, the first principle, Papuan people have made a religion as a part of their lives, wherein God is a fundamental and main principle for all their activities.

The second principle is humanity which its value is reflected in Papuan life in which various ethnicities, religions and cultures uphold values of humanity while remaining united in building Papua to be better. The third principle can be seen that Papuan people truly uphold unity principle in daily life, like in an event of National Sport Week XX and in an event of National Paralympic Week (PEPARNAS) XVI as well as preventing of COVID-19.

The fourth principle is a representative. Like the others, Papua also has the House of Representative and Papuan Congress/Majelis Rakyat Papua (MRP). Besides, some Papuan persons are also at ministry level.

The fifth principle is social justice. It is manifested in forms of developments in various fields like infrastructure of road, school, airport as well as in terms of reducing in goods prices like a fuel [BBM] price that is enjoyed by all peoples including those living at mountains area. It is explained that Papuan people have a good social capital, so that Papuan land is well-known to be a civilization with a good human resource potential.

With the Special Autonomy law, all leadership position in Papua Province from governors, regents, mayors to the MRP for indigenous Papuans (OAP), political positions, the public, regional heads are dominated by Papuans so that this becomes the main social capital in society. The Papuan people have also been known to be able to live with mutual cooperation so as to create harmonization as is often seen in coordination meetings, in which various thoughts, duties and responsibilities are included.

Usually the meeting is attended by religious leaders, community leaders, traditional leaders, as well as several stakeholders. There is formed a spirit of mutual cooperation because without realizing that everything must be done together. Pancasila is a common agreement made by the founding fathers of the nation to unite the nation’s children, including in Papua. Therefore, the basis of this country can accommodate all existing community groups. It can be emphasized, Pancasila is not a religion but Pancasila itself contains religious values.

A chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Papua, KH. Saiful Islami Al Payage, said that Pancasila was not a problem for scholars, religious leaders, because Pancasila was intended to unite religious values ​​and every religion was included in it. He explained that in religious life, there are at least two principles that must be adhered to by religious people. First, never claim your rights when you don’t carry out your obligations. How the Papuan people must be able to carry out their obligations as citizens, after that they can sue the state.

In addition, the fellow religious people are obliged by law to respect and understand differences. Furthermore, the second principle must be able to understand that Papua is plural, which is complete, so that the community and leaders must understand. If the understanding is narrow, narrow insight will not be able to become a great nation. Finally, everyone is aware that the values ​​that the founders of this nation championed are also indirectly felt by government officials.

The contexts are varied, especially on the spirit of building in all fields. The Papuan Provincial Government (Pemprov) also considers Pancasila as the nation’s ideology, as the foundation of development in all aspects, including the Earth of Cenderawasih. Head of the Papua Province Communication and Information Office, Jery Yudianto, said the government paid attention to strengthening Pancasila values ​​through technical agencies, namely the National and Political Unity Agency (Kesbangpol) and forming a Mental Revolution Team.

According to Jery, the team consists of multi-stakeholders with the aim of providing Pancasila ideological reinforcement at all levels, as well as a forum for preventing radicalization.

He explained that the Papua Provincial Government really respects the cultural values ​​of development through one three stone stove (custom, religion and government) for mutual progress. It becomes a principle, as well as social capital, strength, including the driving force for welfare development when the three stones can coexist and maintain harmony with each other.

The last example, the application of Pancasila values ​​is when together in dealing with COVID-19 in Papua. At that time, his party could not turn a blind eye to the role of outside the government, as well as providing reinforcement to the community to support controlling the virus.

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