The Engagement of Costan Oktemka and PKN for West Papua

Costan Oktemka

Costan Oktemka, a former West Papuan leader, was born on March 29, 1975. He is the Regent of Pegunungan Bintang from 2016 to 2021. During his first stint as regent, he was teamed with Decky Deal.

But since he stepped down from the regent’s seat, he has now joined the Partai Kebangkitan Nusantara, abbreviated as PKN. He said to support his ideals of helping to support the development of Indonesia and the growth of a healthy Indonesian political landscape.

Costan Oktemka and PKN (Partai Kebangkitan Nusantara)

Partai Kebangkitan Nusantara

Costan Oktemka, the former Regent of Pegunungan Bintang Regency, has finally joined the Nusantara Justice Party (PKN). Oktemka stated that his decision to join PKN was a call from the heart to work together to make Indonesia great.

“From the highlands of Bintangm, I believe there is a particular magnet to come to Jakarta,” he added. “This is a cry for everybody to join and fight to build this party.”

Meanwhile, PKN General Chairperson 1 Gede Pasek Suardika praised Costan Oktemka for his eagerness to join and glue Indonesian identity into its essence.

“He imparted several visions and missions” (Costan, red). “We have something in common as we battle for PKN in the future,” he said.

Plus for, you to know that the party created by followers of the previous chairman of the DPP, Anas Urbaningrum, is led by Gede Pasek Suardika.

The Nusantara Justice Party (PKN)

The Nusantara Justice Party (PKN) is a new political party that has arisen in the political landscape for the 2024 elections. Former Hanura Party Secretary General Gede Pasek Suardika’s party has registered as a candidate for the Indonesian KPU elections in 2024.

He also underlined that his party expects to proceed in three stages. The first stage is to get approval from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the second from the KPU RI, and the third from the national and regional legislatures.

Per the official PKN website, the PKN National Leadership headquarters are based at Jalan Ki Mangunsarkoro Number 16A, Menteng, Central Jakarta. The formation of PKN is pretty much new, having occurred on October 28, 2021, and aligns with the commemoration of Youth Pledge Day.

The party was originally known as the Karya Perjuangan Party. It was founded in 2008 in compliance with the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia’s Decree Number: M.HH-23.AH.11.01 of 2008, dated April 3, 2008. On October 28, 2021, the party was re-declared under the new moniker Partai Kebangkitan Nusantara (PKN) in Jakarta.

The Vision and Mission of PKN

There are at least nine visions and missions of the PKN, but in today’s post, we will point out three.:

First and foremost, to actualize a clean and authoritative government via democratic, transparent, and responsible state administration based on Pancasila and the Republic of Indonesia’s 1945 Constitution,

Second, to develop leaders who are devout, honest, fearless, firm, ambitious, and competent at carrying out their responsibilities, with an archipelago perspective.

Third, per Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, defending human rights and duties, as well as the rule of law, to achieve justice and legal certainty and preserve the lives of the people, country, and state.

So, PKN’s objective is to see Indonesia become a unified, sovereign, just, and wealthy archipelago nation.


Costan Oktemka and his new political party. With the emergence of these new parties, it can be projected that democracy in Indonesia is not dead and will support the development of a more political landscape in the future, both for the Papua area and for Indonesia as a whole.