Jakarta, Jubi/Antara – Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said the rioting in Karubaga, Tolikara, Papua province, was not motivated by ethnicity, religion, race and intergroup (SARA) issues.
“The incident in Tolikara is not about racial issues, but rather the action of members of the community who were upset and emotional,” said Tjahjo said via short messages received by Antara in Jakarta on Monday (20/07/2015). Therefore, he asked the interfaith community in Tolikara to rebuild it together.
“It could be as proof that tolerance in Tolikara is better or even the best,” he said.
On Monday, the minister flew to Papua to hold dialogue with a range of communication forum of regional leaders (Forkompida) local, religious leaders and community leaders.
He also will provide assistance to the process of building the mosque instead of a mushala (small prayer house).
Previously, Tjahjo appealed to all communities, especially in Tolikara and its surroundings, to not be provoked during Eid al-Fitr 1436 H.
“People do not need to be emotional and provoked by the situation. Be on guard against provocateurs. Be sure that the security forces are able to resolve the issue quickly and well, “Tjahjo added.
He explained the ranks of the political unity of the nation and the entire Indonesian continue to coordinate with local intelligence and security forces linked to resolve the conflict in one of the districts in Papua.
“I believe the ranks of the political unity of the nation will be able to improve coordination of intelligence both at the center and in the regions ‘short fuse’,” he said. (*)