goodmorningpapua.com – The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD asked the National Police and the TNI to take firm action against the Free Papua Organization and armed criminal groups (KKB) which are now included in the category of terrorism perpetrators.
Moreover, this group has become increasingly brutal in carrying out attacks and vandalism to the point of claiming victims of civilian groups in Papua.
“The government has asked the National Police, TNI, BIN and related officials to take quick, decisive and measured actions,” Mahfud said in a press conference at his office, Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Thursday, April 29.
Even so, the former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) ensured that the strict handling by the authorities would not have an impact on civilians. “Measured according to law in the sense that it does not target the public,” he said.
As for the decision to establish the KKB and its supporters as terrorists, Mahfud said, was in accordance with statements issued by a number of figures and institutions in Papua. Not only that, the government also saw the attitude of the KKBs who had committed more and more massive acts of violence and destruction in the Papua region.
“The government considers that organizations and people in Papua who commit massive violence are categorized as terrorists. So what was stated by the Chairman of the MPR, BIN, TNI, Polri, and Papuan figures who came here stated that they committed massive murder and brutal violence. , “he said.
Not only that, this labeling of terrorists, said Mahfud, is also based on the provisions stated in Law Number 5 of 2018. Where he said terrorists were anyone who planned, mobilized and organized terrorism.
Meanwhile, terrorism is any act that uses violence or threats of violence that create an atmosphere of terror or widespread fear that can cause mass casualties and or cause damage or destruction to vital strategic objects, to the environment, public facilities or international facilities with ideological motives. , politics and security.
“Therefore, we declare every violence, violent act that fulfills the elements of Law No 5 /2018 as a terror movement and legally we will immediately process it as a terrorism movement that is recorded in our legal agenda,” he concluded.