Sentani, 3/7 (Jubi) – Local residents who tore the Indonesian flag in Nimboran Sub-district had no connection with the celebration of OPM’s anniversary and took the action to get attention, Jayapura Police Chief said.
“They had three request. First, they asked about the meaning of Pancasila and the Constitution 45, second they did not allow people from Sabang to Merauke rising the Indonesian flag, and the last one, they did not allow people rising the morning star flag in Grimenawa. They called themselves as the Independent Nimboran Group,” the Adjunct Commissionaire Police Sondra Siagian said to reporter in Sentani on Thursday (3/7).
The group consists of twelve residents of Nimboran Sub-district led by a local resident with initial JW. He was considered physiologically unstable and always had the same request that is asking about the meaning of Pancasila and the Constitution 45.
“Related to this incident, the police have questioned 7 persons while 5 persons are being sought because they have destroyed the state symbol with the charging maximum five years. However, the police are still investigating the one who ripped the flag,” said the Chief.
Earlier, on Tuesday (1/7) at around 9.30 Papua time, it was reported about 12 Nimbokrang residents led by JW moved from the old hut toward to Nimboran Sub-district office to celebrate the OPM’s anniversary. But once they reached the office, they dropped the flag and ripped it. After doing it, they left the scene and went to the forest. (Jubi/Alberth/rom)