Jayapura, Jubi – Various violent incidents that occurred in Papua under Inspector General (Pol) Yotje Mende as Papua Police chief raised questions about his performance, said Emus Gwijangge, member of commission I of Papua Legislative Council on Politics, Governance, Security, Law and Human Rights.
Gwijangge said the shooting case that killed four students in Paniai and wounded dozens of civilians on December 8, 2014 and then, cases of mass dissolution of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Yahukimo are examples of Mende’s poor leadership.
“The case of Mimika which is the shooting of civilians in Dogiyai by unidentified person (OTK) as mentioned by police, and the latest incident is in Tolikara. In the incident, there are 12 people shot, 11 wounded and one 15-year-old teeneger, Toni Wanimbo, died, “Emus Gwijangge said on Wednesday (22/07/2015)
He urged the police chief and the local military chief to be replaced because they have failed to provide security to the people, and put a damper on the situation.
“That need to be clarification is Musholla was burned, as a result of the fire that burned several stalls and spread to Musholla, not burned. I was there, so I know. People do not intend to burn Mushola . During this time, there was never a religious issue. This is negligence on the part of security, “he said.
He said, media should not exaggerate Tolikara incident. Media should not only highlights the fire and ignore to cover the shooting of civilians.
“Why media only reported the fire problem. Though there are 11 people were wounded by shot and one child of 15 years died. If problems burning buildings, government can wake up. But the value of human life is way important, “he said.
Member of Commission I of the DPRP Laurenzus Kadepa said, due to exaggerating news, Papuan students and people of Papua who live outside Papua are threatened. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)