The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs instructed the Chief of the National Police and the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces to Pursue the Perpetrators of the Killing of Dozens of Bridge Construction Workers in Papua
By Political and Security Public Relations Office, 04 December 2018
Polhukam, Jakarta – the Coorodinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Wiranto, claimed to be furious with the killing of dozens of the bridge construction workers in Yigi District, Nduga Regency, Papua.
While in fact, these workers were carrying out noble work, namely contruction of the infrastructure for the welfare of the people of Papua.
“I think this is a very barbaric act, because our friends are doing work to build Papua, working on the construction of infrastructure, building bridges for the welfare of the people, for the needs of the people. What would this mean ? This means that they have served, fought, worked for the good of Papua, and were then shot down, killed, this is certainly a very disgraceful act,” said Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security Wiranto at the Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security in Jakarta, on Tuesday (04.12.18).
Therefore, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security has instructed the Chief of the National Police and the Comander of the Airmed Forces to conduct all-out efforts in the pursuit and hunting down of the perpetrators. Because, he said, the attempts made by the armed criminal group are to scare off and to make that development is not to be continued.
“Earlier on I had spoken with the Police Chief and Army Commander, to immediately mount an all-out pursuit to forestall the same from happening again. Their attempted efforts are to frighten off and to disrupt development work, but this in fact disturbs the interests of the Papua people,” said the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Wiranto.
The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, also emphasized that the actions of the armed group of criminals would not affect development in Papua. He asserted that development will continue because it is for the welfare of the people in Indonesia’s Eastern parts.
“Thereis no effect whatsoever, development will continue, it’s hard to believe that with such attempts development can be stopped. Thisconstruction work is for the welfare of the people of Papua, this developmentwork connects the arteries of transportation, the arteries of communication, tounite Indonesia, to provide welfare for the people in the outskirts of thecountry. This is in fact a very good andnoble mission, carried out by men in the field who indeed work in achieving such goal. Isn’t this good? “These people have volunteered their beings,their services are extraordinary, they have taken incredible risks, and that they now are killed, what kind ofbehaviour would this be ?” said theCoordinating Minister for Politics and Security, Wiranto.