ITU DIA This is it, PAPUA

Recovering the Identity

By Don Augusthinus Lamaech Flassy

Papua Institute for Science and Technology/LIPTEK-Papua


With the presence of this book entitled “ITU DIA – This is it, PAPUA” Restoring the Self, then, I, as the author should raise praise and gratitude to the God of Mercy and Graceful, who has bestowed wisdom and reason so that it can be realized and can reach the hands of dear readers.
For that, please allow for this joy the author would like to share by expressing gratitude to various parties who have contributed to the author, so that this book can be realized.
This book was taken from the Dissertation of the author at the Post-Graduate Doctoral Program at Cenderawasih University (Uncen) of which the author maintained on September 27, 2017 with the title: Peta Jalan Balik Bangsa Papua di Negeri Papua Bahagian Barat: “Sebuah Keputusan Damai Pemulihan Jati Diri” (The Roadmap to the Revival of the Papuan Nation in West Papua: “A Peaceful Decision on the Restoration of the Self”). If according to UNCEN’s Dissertation Guidelines are 5 Chapters, then this Book is presented in 4 Parts and 6 Chapters according to the original idea.
Because the passing of this scientific study fulfils various criteria, it is fitting that on this occasion, the author would like to thank Prof. Dr. Dra. Onnie M. Lumintang, M.Hum. as promoter, Dr. Drs. Enos H. Rumansara, M.Si. and Dr. Bernarda Meteray, as co-promoters, and before also Prof. Dr. Drs. Dirck Veplun, M.Si, as the initial supervisor. Also the Examiners in this matter since the initial work in the form of a Proposal to become the final work. The dissertation for that needs to be called from the Uncen: Dr. Nomensen St. Mambraku, Dr. Drs. Agus E. Dumatubun, M.Si, Drs Johsz R. Mansoben, MA, PhD., Dr. Hendrik H.J. Krisifu, MA., Dr. Drs. Beatus Tambaip, M.Si., where also Prof. Dr. Richard Chauvel from University of Melbourne-Australia and Dr. Rupert Stasch from University of Cambridge-UK. They have been willing to spend time, energy and mind in reading and testing and writing for the feasibility of this dissertation so that now and then, it is worth continuing to develop, among others, starting from this book.
Besides that, the author also thanked Prof. Dr. Sri Heddy Ahimsa Putra from the Faculty of Culture, Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta who has been willing to give time and energy to read the draft dissertation proposal, and then give time to the author to discuss the writing of the dissertation. Also for distance guidance which is dealing by Reni Suwarso, Ph.D from CEPP Faculty of Social and Political Sciences University of Indonesia. In the meantime, thank also addressed to Dr. Marlina Flassy, S. Sos M, Hum who gave the initial example that directed the author to the stages of writing.
The infinite award the author addressed to Uncen’s Post-Graduate Director, Prof. Dr. Drs. Akbar Silo, M.Si, who has given encouragement and direction to the author in taking studies to the preparation of the dissertation and the realization of this book. Moreover, let the author express his gratitude to the Chancellor of Uncen in this matter Dr. Ir. Apollo Safanpo, M.T., who in his early term was personally present to guide this author’s Promotion Exams.
In the meantime, the author should feel indebted to Drs. Ana Nadhya Abrar, M.E.S., Ph.D. from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, who is willing to give the author time to meet privately in Yogyakarta and discuss the topic of research conducted by the author. Even Dr. Abrar and Wife Mrs. Ariska Setyawati, ST, MA have been willing to read the proposal and draft dissertation and this book is willing to provide corrections and written comments and even willing to become editor including working on lay-out of dissertation and also of this book.
Then also for Mrs. Ros Aronggear and her fellows at the Uncen’s post-graduate administrative staffs who always patiently served the author in the study process from 2014 to the time the author completed his dissertation and continued to this book. In the same mood, of course, thank for the cooperation and support of fellow classmates and those who are attached to and with doctoral programs at Uncen.
The author realizes that this success can not be separated from the prayer support delivered by the crutches at any time. That with the power that comes from God alone, my dissertation and thus this book can be completed. Of course the author also expresses his gratitude to the family, and friends who always give encouragement and motivate the authors in completing existing scientific works.
Finally the author realizes that the results of this scientific work may not perfect, so that all the criticisms and suggestions from various parties, the authors will accept with full understanding that “There is no ivory that is not cracked”. However, what is presented in this book is understandable for all communities in the Land of Papua and also in Indonesia, especially for those who serve humanity.




Papua Social Political Order

The attitude of the Papuan Nation

Spirit of Independence



Understanding Papua

Chapter 1

Patching along Papua cum Melanesia


The existence of Papua

The study results of Papuanistic and Melanesianology

On Melanesia

Closing Remark


Chapter 2

Manage Papua-Melanesia with the right platform



Federalism and Unitary in Indonesia

Federalism of Papua

Kampung or Desa as Locus and Focus

Closing Remark



An Endless Anxiety

Chapter 3

Constitution as a difference trigger


Constitution of Republic of Indonesia 1945

Constitution of FRWP 1999

Analysis of the RI Constitution and the FRWP Constitution

Historical Construction of the FRWP Constitution

Differences of Indonesian and FRWP


Closing Remarks


Chapter 4

Power waves of the World in the land of Papua


Prestige and the Power of the Great Power of the World

Prestige and the Great Power of the World against West Papua

Implications of Perception and Great Powerof the World

US and Global Interest

Potential Matters To Becomes Problem

Closing Remark



Author’s Struggle

Chapter 5

Searching for Identity


Early Experience of Political Engagement

Period of Year 1997 to 1999

Period of Year 2000 to 2010

Period of Year 2011 to 2015

Appears in the article titled Morning Star Rising? Indonesia Raya and New Papua Nationalism

Witnessing the Morning Star Fluttering

Regard OTSUS as Political Negotiation

Closing Remark



Towards Independence

Chapter 6

Searching for Identity


The Process of UDI of the Papuan Nation and FRWP

Understanding of UDI Papuans and FRWP

Stepping basic

Unit of Movement for M Papua

Stages of Dialogue and Series of Consultations with NKRI

Preparation and Implementation of the Third Papuan Congress

Liberalism Democracy in Procedures and Processes of KRP-3

UDI of Papua Nation and FRWP

The Internationalizing Processof UDI-Papua and FRWP

Opportunities for UDI of Papuan Nation and FRWP

The Latest Developments

Closing Remark



End Notes


About Author

Mario Coccia is a social scientist at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and visiting scholar at YALE University. He has been research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics and visiting professor at the Polytechnics of Torino and University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy). He has conducted research work at the Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), RAND Corporation (Washington D.C.), University of Maryland (College Park), Bureau d’Économie Théorique et Appliquée (Strasbourg), Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto), and Institute for Science and Technology Studies (University of Bielefeld). He leads CocciaLAB to investigate, with interdisciplinary scientific researches the determinants of socioeconomic phenomena, such as new technology, evolution of scientific fields, economic growth, human progress, etc. He has written more than two hundred papers in several disciplines.



Date of Publication

December 15, 2019

File Size: 4668 KB
Length: xxiii + 350 pages

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