Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesman for the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) Sebby Sambom said his party had burned down Sentani New Market in Jayapura Regency on Friday, January 6, 2023.
"TPNPB special forces burned down Sentani New Market on January 6, 2023. We burned in accordance with TPNPB's order on December 1, 2021 that we will carry out a total revolution and expel all Indonesian immigrants in the Land of Papua," Sambom said on Sunday, January 8, 2023, forwarding a message from TPNPB special member Dorompet Jelemaken who had burned Sentani New Market.
According to the TPNPB, the economy is the thing that maintains Indonesia's position in the Land of Papua, therefore TPNPB burned the market.
"This arson was purely carried out by TPNPB under the leadership of Gen. Goliath Naaman Tabuni and Maj. Gen. Lekagak Telenggen. We are ready to take responsibility," he said.
Dorompet Jelemaken told Sambom that according to the TPNPB General Military Emergency Session at the Ngalum Kupel Kodap XV Headquarters on November 29-December 1, 2022, it was instructed that migrants must immediately leave the Land of Papua by 2023.
"The TPNPB troops burned down the market to expel illegal Indonesian immigrants," he said.
Sambom said that apart from Dorompet Jelemaken, there were five people with him who burned down the market. "This is a struggle to expel Indonesian colonizers on the Land of Papua," he said. (*)