Friday, January 13, 2012

Please keep Aceh Peaceful

The signing of the Helsinski Peace Agreement on 15 August 2005 has ended many years of violence in Indonesia's eastern most Province of Aceh, and since then people in the province have been enjoying a peaceful life.

This peaceful situation was confirmed after Irawadi Yusuf, an independent candidate supported by former separatist GAM, won the Governor election on December 2006, and the Aceh Party (reincarnation of GAM) won the provincial parliamentary elections in 2009.

And then there was a verdict of the Constitutional Court on December 2010 which determined that independent candidates may be nominated as candidates in the 2011/2012 Governor and Regents elections. The Court's reason was to provide opportunity for not-political party backed candidates to be nominated, and the fact that more than 50 % of the Regents and Governor were independent candidates.

This verdict was protested by the Aceh Party who said that independent candidates can only be nominated in the 2006 election, after that all candidates should be nominated by political parties.
The general election commission plan to implement the Constitutional Court's verdict, therefore the Aceh Party said that it will boycott the elections.

In recent months, there has been lots of shootings that have killed 13 people and wounding 13 others. According to the Coordinating Minister of Politics, Laws and Security General Djoko Suyanto this violence is related to the Regional Election in Aceh.


Due to this violence, there is a possibility that the regional election in Aceh will be postponed.

Considering the above, I hope that the central government in Jakarta, the general election commission and all the parties in Aceh would seat down together and find the best solution acceptable by all the political parties, including the Aceh party.

16 comments:

Wisata Murah said...

aceh hopefully find the best solution for live mutual respect

colson said...

Worrying developments in Aceh. I should rather say: more worrying developments.

In the name of peace it goes without saying that your suggestion is the most sensible one in the present conditions.

It is remarkable though that the same politicians in Aceh who could only get elected in office because the rules were changed to get them in back then in '06, now, now they are in control, want to close the door and deny that privilege to the the outsiders ( independent candidates) of today.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

cckckck Indonesia... Indonesia...

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sawali tuhusetya said...

kita memang berharap demikian, mas nizam. rakyat acehk, khususnya juga sudah lelah berkonflik. semoga para pemangku kepentingan di aceh bisa duduk bersama utk mendapatkan solusi terbaik.

H. Nizam said...

@Wisata Murah,
Yes, let there be peace in Aceh.

@Colson,
You are right, politicians will do everything to beat their enemies.

@TUKANG ColoNG,
Sangat disayangkan pemimpin kita seperti tidak bisa mengatur negara.

@Nice Veloso,
Happy New Year to you too my dear friend.

@Sawali,
Mudah2an semua pihak di Aceh maupun pemimpin di Jakarta akan utamakan terpeliharanya perdamaian di Aceh.

fotokopi said...

Lets pray for Aceh.

H. Nizam said...

@Fotokopi,
Yes let us pray for Aceh

yumant said...

only certain people are not happy with the peaceful Aceh

iklan baris bagus said...

Tentu kita inginkan kedamaian di aceh. Kapan mau membangun kalau suasana tidak kondusif??

Bagus said...

Dari dulu penyakit Pejabat di Indonesia ya... gak pernah dengerin rakyatnya.

Annisa said...

Indonesia because our government likes to think of yourself and do not care about poor people, I'm sorry because I'm also the Indonesia

kunto said...

I hope Aceh peacefull. & problems can be discussed with the government

Obat Herbal Infeksi Saluran Kemih said...

aceh aku kembali

Nationwide Auto Loan said...

Philippines because our govt prefers to think of yourself and do not proper value the indegent, I'm sorry because I'm also the Philippines

yadi said...

kunjungan pagi, salam kenal gan