Declaration for Supporting the Division of Central Papua, Citizens in Timika Take to the Streets

Hundreds of residents of Mimika Regency, Papua took to the streets to hold an action for supporting the establishment of a new autonomous region (DOB) for Central Papua. Mass also emphasized that the Timika area would be the capital of DOB of Central Papua.

The crowd moved at around 10.30 WIT from Timika City to the Mimika Regent’s Office. Each representative from the tribe/communion then gave a statement of support for the establishment of the Central Papua Province.

There were 18 representatives from each tribe in Timika who held a declaration of support for the Province of Central Papua.

“This action to take to the streets is a form of support for the government for the formation of the new autonomous regions of Central Papua with its capital in Timika,” said Karel Kum, Head of the Declaration Action Coordinator, Wednesday (13/4).

Karel claimed that the Amungme and Kamoro tribes agreed to place the capital city of Central Papua Province in Timika. He asked all parties to support and accept this plan.

“We accept the province of Central Papua, in Timika the price is fixed. Anyone who refuses to eat will be against the rules,” he said.

The three points of declaration of statements on behalf of tribal chiefs, youth leaders, village heads, institutions, forums for community organizations in the Meepago indigenous territory in Mimika Regency are as follows:

1. Support efforts to resolve conflicts in Papua in a dignified manner for the sake of achieving a Peaceful Papua.

2. Encouraging the resolution of the Papua problem by reconciliation and restitution towards a safe Papua.

3. Support the implementation of the Special Autonomy Law Number 22 of 2021 and the plan for the expansion of new autonomous regions towards a peaceful, secure and prosperous Papua.

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