Sentani, Jubi – Demonstrations by local organizations and community groups are leading to national disintegration, said Second Deputy Chairman of the Jayapura Regional Legislative Council.
In a statement, Second Deputy Chairman Kornelis Yanuaring urged the local government to take assertive action against these demonstrations, saying they have been disruptive to many parties.
“Local governments should not just stay and let this problem to persist. An assertive action should be taken to overcome this problem because it has victimized many things, both lives, prosperity and other public facilities,” Yanuaring told Jubi at the Jayapura Regional Parliament’s Secretary Office on Friday (3/6/2016).
He also said the local government should make coordination with the Regional Heads Communication Forum because the forum is an instrument which is able to formulate and find solution to keep the Jayapura Regency safe and secured.
“Indonesian Military, Police, District Attorney, Court as well as Regional Legislative Council are included into the Regional Heads Communication Forum. This forum could be applied to solve the problem that soon or later could disturb the national integrity and unity,” he asserted.
At separated place, Jayapura Regent Matius Awoitau said the Papua Provincial Government should take an assertive action as well to counteract this situation. “What was currently happened is people conduct demonstration on their purpose, it means, as local government, we could do nothing. The Provincial Government should also take an assertive action to prevent people in doing demonstration as soon as possible,” said the regent. (Engelbert Wally/rom)