Jayapura, 08/01 (Jubi) – The Police Office of Papua showed their strict reaction on the shooting action towards the civilian in District of Puncak Jaya by the armed civilian group called the West Papua Liberation Army/West Papua Freedom Movement. As a reaction, they sent a squad of police brigadiers under BKO (-under operations order) from Jayapura Papua a few days ago.
The Head of Public Relations Division of the Police Office Papua, Kombes (Pol) Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono
, to the reporters, stated that besides sending a squad of the police brigadiers, the Police Office Papua also has sent a number of the police officers to Mulia for investigating the shooting case at that area.
“We have sent a squad of police brigadiers in one aircraft yesterday and after that, the police officers to Mulia, Puncak Jaya,” said Pudjo (08/01).
Pudjo said even though they have conducted several steps of security procedures, his party hopes to get the support from the local community as it would be helped in reveal the shooting actions that have been disturbed the community in Puncak Jaya.
“It’s a lot of input from the public to the police related to the presence of the armed criminal groups that often disturbing. We have already knew the names of the gunman and the group of executors and currently we are thinking about the execution strategy,” he said.
Regarding to the activity of the Mulia Airport after the shooting of the Susi Air plane while trying to land in Mulia, Pudjo admitted that currently the activity at the Mulia airport is back to normal, in favor of the actions of the local security forces.
Previously, as reported by Jubi, Tuesday (07/01), the West Papua Freedom Movement would not be never give up as easy as to make a statement. The issue of West Papua Freedom is about the struggle of the nation’s dignity and it’s not about the matter of getting food or drink. If the government decided for taking violence in order to end the struggle of the West Papua Freedom Movement, it would never be succeed. Then many victims will fall. Therefore, according to the General Secretary of Central Highland Student Association of Papua (Asosiasi Mahasiswa Pegunungan Tengah Papua Se-Indonesia), Markus Haluk, the Government of Indonesia should conduct the peaceful option. “Dialogue is one way that we should be conducted, however, if the government does not want this option, the way towards the Freedom Papua will be widely open for the Papuans, “he said. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/P. Maizier)