General Chairman of the Central West Papua National Committee, Victor Yeimo - Jubi

Police Use Law Enforcement Operation as Alibi on Security Budget : KNPB

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General Chairman of the Central West Papua National Committee, Victor Yeimo - Jubi
General Chairman of the Central West Papua National Committee, Victor Yeimo – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) stated the idea of legal security operation launched by Papua Regional Police is merely an alibi to seek allocation for security funds.

“No need to create a new operation for security budget. Isn’t it the operation occurred everyday?” said KNPB Chairman Victor Yeimo on Wednesday (23/3/2016).

He believed the security personnel used the last and recent shooting incidents as an excuse to get the additional budget for security.

Yeimo also suspected the security personnel were also retained the insurgent group led by Lekakha Telenggen who shot four civilians on last week. “They put up a fight, but on the other hand, their resistance was being used by Indonesian Military and Police to obtain bargaining power on security project,” he said.

Papua Regional Police is currently organizing a law enforcement operation to be conducted in three regencies, which they call as Black Triangle. Those are Puncak Regency, Puncak Jaya Regency and Lanny Jaya Regency.

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“It is not certain when the law enforcement operation would be conducted due to permission and further guidance from commanding officer. But the most important is the plan design has been started,” said Papuu Police Chief Inspector General Police Paulus Waterpauw in Jayapura.

He said, in doing the law enforcement operation, the Police will collaborate with the Military.

Lekakha Telenggen did not decline or confirm the accusation on his group over the shooting incident. However, he stated ready for taking responsibility if his group did the shooting.

“I am ready taking responsibility of the shooting over those four construction workers if my men did it,” he said. He also confessed to shot 78 military and police personnel up to now. (Victor Mambor/rom)

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