Jayapura, Jubi – The government should cancel plans to build the headquarters of Mobile Brigade (Mako Brimob) in Wamena, Papua, a community leader said.
“The local government must stop the construction of mako Brimob in Wamena, Jayawijaya because it is not beneficial for Wamena, ” a community leader from Wamena, Manuel Mulait, said at Jubi office in Waena last week.
Home Affairs Minister has said creation of new regencies and the construction of Mako Brimob would only burden the state budget.
The statement was published in one of the local newspapers in the city of Jayapura edition of December 29, 2014 when the President was in the city of Jayapura, while attending the National Christmas in Papau.
Mulait said, people in Wamena are still traumatized as they have been faced with a wide range of military operations since 1997 and even in the beginning of 2000 as well. So the plan to build Mako Brimob is not a solution to deal with the thieves.
He further said the development plan is veiled political game of the police to increase their business area and for the political interests in the future.
Meanwhile, Soleman Itlay, one of the student activists of Jayawijaya said, if the government insists to build it, there must be a dialogue with society. (Arnold Belau/ Tina)