Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

After Tolikara Incident, Councilor Urges Replacement of Local Police Chief

Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

Papua Parliament office in Jayapura (IST)

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Council demanded  that the local police chief be replaced following the Tolikara incident on 17 July 2015.

The member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council for Politic, Legal and Human Right Affairs, Emus Gwijangge said the incident should not have happened if  security forces were ready to anticipate security disturbances.

“I regret it. This incident happened due to the negligence of security forces in Tolikara. It is a crime, do not be misinterpreted and directed to the issue of SARA (ethnicity, religion, race and inter-group relations),” Gwijangge told Jubi via email on Monday (20/7/2015).

According to him, for decades the inter-religious communities in Tolikara are living in harmony. There’s never been a friction between them. “So I wish the Papua Police Chief to replace the Tolikara Police Chief because he was not able to provide security to the people and prevent the unexpected incident to be happened,” he said.


He also reminds those who do not know about the incident directly to not give a comment and create the confusion. “People also need to stay calm and not being provoked by misleading issues,” he said.

Earlier, the Chairman of GP Ansor Papua and West Papua, Amir Madubun said Tolikara incident shouldn’t used as political commodity by certain parties. He said there is no conflict between religious groups in the entire land of Papua.

“I appeal all Muslims, especially the youth leaders and Islamic organizations in Indonesia to be restraint and not be provoked by media coverage that seems judging the incident was the conflict of race and religion,” said Madubun. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)


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