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Selasa, 01 Desember 2009

Raja from Papua Dies

On the 29th of november 2009 one of the most important rajas of Papua died:Raja Ismail Bauw.
Like his father Raja Ibrahim Bauw:ruled from 1946 and died 1994 , he was an important political leader in Papua.
In the begining of the 1960-ies,when there was the matter of Papua would join Indonesia finally;he tried to keep Indonesia one,so not all kind of independent states in the former Dutch East-Indies.
His son Crownprince Ismail Bauw was then the sub-district chief of the Fak Fak area.
Already soon the crownprince took over the political leadership of his father.
Raja Ismail Bauw as a young politician was in the beginning very much in favour to keep Indonesia one, But later in his more older and mild years he also could understand the ideas of Papuan people, who wished more autonomy for the area.
A big part of his life he was political active. In 1999 he was still the candidate for the local parliament.
The historical grown role of the rajas in Papua is still functioning as a part of the social system.
Before they were under the paramount rule (sometimes at least nominally) of the sultanate of Tidore in the North-Moluccans. The representative of the Tidore sultan in Papua was the raja of Lilinta on the island of Misool in the Raja Ampat islands (before the west coast of Papua).
Locally the raja of Lilinta was represented by the raja of Rumbati, who also was a paramount raja in big parts of the Onin, or Bomberai peninsula.During the course of the history several parts of the Rumbati principality became independent principalities themselves.
Raja Ismail Bauw was already sick for some time.
May his sole can take part in the eternal peace and that his succesor will be a leader with wisdom.


D.P. Tick gRMK
I. Festivana

3 komentar:

Anonim mengatakan...

Dear readers;

I am very sorry to say,that I made a big mistake here,that I hereby want to excuse myself for officially.
Inded on that date a person with that name died,but it was not the raja of Rumbati,but another member of this dynasty with the same name.

I feel very sad,that I have done such a hugue mistake.
Please,forgive me all.

Yours sincerelly:
D.P. Tick
One of the makers of this website.

Anonim mengatakan...

Dear all;

Sorry for the confusion.After the death of the last ruling raja of Rumbati;Raja Ibrahim Bauw;in 194;no new raja was named officially.His nephew,the influential local politician Ismail Somali Bauw;became main represnetative of the dynasty.
More info follows.

Salam hormat:
DP Tick

Anonim mengatakan...


Sorry for the toyasl confusion,but now I have received the info directly from the dynasty.Raja Haji Ibrahim Bauw died in 1994.His succesor(I do not know now from which date)was his nephew RM Ismail Samali Bauw.This nephew was installed selected officially by the traditional council of Rumbati.
He died 29-11-2009.

Thank you.

Salam hormat:
D.P. Tick