Papua Regional Secretary, Herry Dosinaen - Jubi

Papua Government Urges Minister to Cease Provocative Statements

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Papua Regional Secretary, Herry Dosinaen - Jubi
Papua Regional Secretary, Herry Dosinaen – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government urged the Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Panjaitan to stop making statements that provoke anxiety in Papua.

Papua Regional Secretary Hery Dosinaen on Monday (21/3/2016) in Jayapura said as a minister Luhut must think before giving any statement, because it could have a huge impact on the people.

“Before making statements, all public officials must think them over. Do not make statements that raise anxiety or huge reactions,” he said.

According to Dosinaen, if security operation in Papua should be materialized, the Central Government must sit together with all stakeholders in Papua. “We don’t know about the information yet. But regarding to this issue, we must sit together. There shouldn’t an emotional statement for a moment,” he said.

Mentioned about the shooting incident in Sinak, Dosinaen said the governor has expressed deep condolence for the victims’ families. “Governor is very concerned about the shooting, because it was occurred when the regional government was intensively building the infrastructure development to connect the land transportation access between regencies in the highland area,” he said.

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Earlier, Papuan councilor Laurenzus Kadepa reminded Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan to not exaggerate the traumatic over indigenous Papuans. He said the minister was overreacted. Moreover the shooting perpetrators in Papua are never revealed. It was frequently identified as unidentified people, insurgent group, Papua Free Movement, separatist and so on.

“But for sure it would increase the traumatic over indigenous Papuans. How many civilians have been the victims, and now how many people would become the victims if the operation was done,” he said. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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