goodmorningpapua.com – A TNI AD Chief of Staff (KSAD) General Dudung Abdurachman commands his soldiers to be kind and compassionate to the Papuan people.
This was conveyed by him while giving a briefing to TNI AD soldiers, Persit KCK and Task Force Battalion Battalion PR 328/Dirgahayu at the Raider Battalion Headquarters 754/ENK20/3 Kostrad, in Timika, Papua, Tuesday 23 November 2021.
“Don’t even think about killing, you have to love the people and you have to show compassion to the Papuan people. You have to be kind to the Papuan people, don’t hurt their hearts,” said Dudung.
He mentioned that his visit to Papua, especially to the Timika region this time was in order to visit the Operations Task Force in Papua to listen to various inputs from soldiers and find solutions to overcome the difficulties faced by soldiers in conducting operational tasks in Papua.
Dudung stated that TNI soldiers must be able to embrace armed groups so that they can return to the Republic of Indonesia.
“The task force does not have to fight the KKB, but they need to be embraced with a pure and sincere heart, because they are our brothers. Success in their duties is not measured by getting weapons but how our brothers can come to their senses and return to the NKRI,” he said.
Dudung advised his soldiers that they serve in Papua for the sake of serving the nation and state, as well as protecting and guarding the Papuan people.
The benchmark for the success of a TNI soldier’s duties, he said, is if they are loved, loved, proud and admired by the Papuan people.
“When you finish the Task Force and the people cry for you because they still want you to work and live with them, it means that you have won the hearts and sympathy of the Papuan people,” he said.
After giving briefings to TNI AD soldiers in the Timika area, he continued his working visit to Jayapura, the capital city of Papua Province.