NBCNEWS, Former National Commissioner for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) for the period 2012-2017 Natalius Pigai hopes that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) chooses a Dayak son to become the Head of the National Capital Authority (IKN) in Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan.
Pigai said that the selection of Dayak figures was to break the stigma about the ‘Nusantara’ as a segregative and disintegrative gulf.
“Cornelis & Teras Narang, PDIP, Governor for 2 Periods, Son of Dayak origin, qualified if he is not appointed as Head of IKN then it will begin to be proven what I said (if) The word “Nusantara” is a dividing fence, segregative, disintegrative,” tweeted Pigai using the Twitter account @NataliusPigai2 quoted by NBCNEWS on Saturday (22/1/2022).
Cornelis is a former Governor of Kalimantan from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-Perjuangan), while Teras Narang is a former Governor of Central Kalimantan, but now sits as a member of the DPD RI Central Kalimantan (Central Kalimantan).
He also quotes the Kanayan Dayak cultural greetings, namely fair ka talino, bacuramin ka saruga, basengat ka jubata which means being fair to fellow human beings, reflecting to heaven, the breath of life comes from God.
Previously, the former National Commissioner for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) made striking comments regarding the naming of ‘Nusantara’ for the State Capital (IKN) located in Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan (Kaltim).
He considered that the choice of the word ‘Nusantara’ which was the new name for IKN caused problems in what was happening in his homeland in Papua. According to him, the name was the reason that many people were killed there.
Because, he said, the name Nusantara often led to conflicts that led to the killing of many people there. Pigai also referred to an article he wrote in 2020 with the same title, ‘Nusantara’.
“2020 I have written a scientific article about “NUSANTARA”. In Papua, many people have been killed because of the word “NUSANTARA”, “Pigai wrote, quoted from his personal Twitter account @NataliusPigai2, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/1/2022).