Councilor Ruben Magay: OPM Is Now Taking A Track of Diplomacy


Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Council’s Commission I, Ruben Magay, said the Free Papua Movement is not using violence anymore but diplomacy to express their political aspirations.

“So the Free Papua Movement has ceased the fire. Now their level is upgraded. They might have used violence in the past, but not anymore,” Magay said on Saturday (31/1).

He said a group called by the security force as the Armed Criminal Group (KKB), Armed Civilian Group (KSB) or separatists are not the Free Papua Movement, but they are a group groomed by certain parties for their own interests.
“Groups called KKB, KSB and so on have economic motives. This damages Papuans, but it all will be uncovered,” he said.

At one occasion, the General Chairman of Baptism Churches Unite, the Rev. Sofyan Yoman said he was not sure about several numbers of the shooting incidents in Papua could be uncovered. Moreover, such a group called KKB by the security force could do violence at many regions of Papua
“Perhaps it’s an omission. These perpetrators are being protected, or we could say they are a protected OPM. So the Police and Military must have an internal reflection. If they are the real OPM, then they struggle in peace, through a dialogue,” he said at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)


You might also like