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Members of Security Forces Allegedly Sell Alcohol in Muara Tami

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Jayapura, Jubi – Based on research conducted by the Institute for Women and Children in Papua (LP3AP), excessive alcohol is one of the main drivers of the rise in domestic violence in Papua.

Many cases are reported and handled by LP3AP as an advocacy organization for women and children. The majority of domestic violence cases that occur is due to alcohol.

This fact was confirmed by Sofie Ayomi Sonata, one of the residents of Muara Tami District in the discussions held by the Women’s Movement Anti Alcohol and Drugs last Thursday.

She continued from year to year, there are Muara Tami people who died from consuming liquor.

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“We asked the mayor to step down and curb the practice of selling alcohol in Muara Tami as we know that liquor is not sold haphazardly in the stalls, “she added.

It should be acknowledged that the Regional Regulation concerning the control and supervision of the alcohol made by the government of the city of Jayapura in 2014 has not been effectively implemented.

Separately, Sefnat B. Layan, head of Rehabilitation of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Papua said BNN has complained to the government of the city of Jayapura.

“The sale of alcohol is also limited but not in the stalls because there are special places that are reserved for the sale of alcoholic drinks. If the liquors are sold in kiosks, the Jayapura city government should ban i because it has violated the existing legislation, “he said.

A resident of Muara Tami who refused to be named said that the circulation of alcohol in Muara Tami is always done by security forces. “Here a lot of armed forces and the police who sell liquor freely to the public. I ask their leaders to to curb their members, “he said.

Earlier, chairman of the Legislative Body of Regional Representatives Council (DPRD) Jayapura, Kristian Kondobua said regulations on alcohol regulation is different from Papua Province.

“If these cases are true then the circulation of alcohol must be stopped ,” he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Tina)

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