Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas) Governor Andi Widjajanto revealed that the institute outlined results of a seven-round study on Papua, including those related to the four newly-formed autonomous regions (DOBs) and escalating violence in the island.

The results were presented to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin and several ministries, such as the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs and Ministry of Defense.

"We have carried out seven rounds of study. The results have been presented to a number of ministries. We have also held a meeting with Mister VP," Widjajanto told journalists at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, on Thursday.

However, he said, specific results of the study were not yet available for public consumption.

"I cannot disclose the substance due to the study's undisclosed nature. This is the least I can tell," he emphasized.

Furthermore, the governor affirmed that Lemhannas would still continue the study as planned, including in the form of monthly monitoring studies.

Regarding the end result of the study, he emphasized that all rounds of study conducted by Lemhannas aligned with the theme of "Peace in Papua, for sure. Peace and welfare in Papua."

Earlier, at the end of 2022, Widjajanto had revealed his institution's plan to conduct a study in Papua. The study was meant to assess the level of readiness to hold the 2024 elections in four DOBs: Southwest Papua, Highland Papua, South Papua, and Central Papua.

Apart from the readiness of Papuan DOBs, he said Lemhannas would also conduct a special study on the escalation of violence in Papua.

He noted that the institution would start by studying the signs of violence.

"Later, we will proceed to figure out the structural roots of violence in Papua. The result will then be expected to determine whether the violence comes from historical, identity, or welfare distribution factors," he noted at the Lemhannas office on December 21, 2022.

In 2023, Lemhannas had included Papua as one of its main topics of study, along with seven others: democracy consolidation, digital transformation, green economy, blue economy, the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara construction, crises, and geopolitics.

Earlier, on April 4, 2023, Lemhannas had also attended a closed-door meeting with Commission I of the Indonesian House of Representatives to discuss studies and complexity of issues in Papua.

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Translator: Gilang Galiartha, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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