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Military Commander Apologizes to Papuans

Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian - Jubi

Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian - Jubi

Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian - Jubi

Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Major General Hinsa Siburian officially apologized to the people of Papua for unethical actions of soldiers, in a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the Indonesian military.

He said he hoped excesses would not occur in the future, and soldiers could focus on developing Papua.

“On the 70th anniversary, we Indonesian soldiers are also humans who are fallible, do bad things and hurt the people’s hearts. On this occasion I apologize,” Siburian said at the commemoration at Lapangan Silas Papare, Cenderawasih Regional Military Headquarters on Monday (5/10/2015).

In the speech addressed by The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo in his speech to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Indonesian Military and read by Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said the history has recorded the Indonesian Military was born from the ‘womb’ of the people. The Supreme Commander General Soedirman said the relation of Indonesian Military and the people were like the fish and water, which it could not live without water. It is said that people who bear, nurture and raise the Indonesian Military. At that point, the Military must affirm itself as people protector. It should not forget and harm the people. (Munir/rom)

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