Saturday, April 5, 2014

Young Papuans set up ‘Jokowi’s Booth’

A group of young Papuans from various cultural and social backgrounds has established an umbrella organization for all the supporters of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) presidential candidate, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. They have called the organization “Lapak Jokowi” or “Jokowi’s Booth”.

‘’Lapak Jokowi was established to support Jokowi in his bid for the presidency. We are only one week old but we already have 100 members in Jayapura alone,” Angelbert Dimara, one of the group’s members, said on Wednesday, adding that similar organizations with the same name had also been established in Biak, Merauke and Mimika regencies in Papua, as well as Manokwari and Sorong regencies in West Papua province.

He said membership was open to everyone, regardless of their social or cultural background, but it was closed to political party members.  

— JP/Nethy Dharma Somba
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