Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Legislators from Tolikara, Puncak Jaya and Puncak Regency, Orwan Tolli Wone reminded the Tolikara community to remain calm after Tolikara-related election affairs riots at the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) last week.
He said the protests of Tolikara people in Kemendagri last week which led to rioting, was not something to be imitated. The Tolikara community should not be affected by any issue from any parties.
“What’s happening in Jakarta should stay in Jakarta, Tolikara people do not need to be affected, the elections are over, and the decision of the Judicial Court is final,” Orwan said on Sunday (October 15).
According to him, different political views are reasonable, but that does not necessarily mean society should be split because of that. It is time for the community to cooperate in supporting all development programs in the region.
“Even so, I hope the security forces are alert to anticipate the various possibilities that will occur in Tolikara, the three candidates who joined Tolikara’s election should calm their supporters,” he said.
After the riot in the Ministry of Home Affairs, as many as 11 people from Papua were arrested and now reside in Metro Jaya Police Station.
Head of the Komnas HAM Office of Papua Representative, Frits Ramandey, who visited dozens of Papuans last week, confirmed their condition are good.
“From the statement of one of the detained Papuans, Endi Wonda, since being arrested, he and his colleagues are treated as they are, There is no sign of violence,” Frits said when contacting Jubi, last weekend.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)