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MPR speaker urges firm action against KKB in Papua

Antara News - June 7, 2024

Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo urged the Defense Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) to catch members of the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) who shot a soldier in Yahukimo, Papua Highland.

Bambang expressed his condemnation of the shooting incident and urged the TNI and Polri to take firm action against the KKB.

"I urged police officers, assisted by TNI units, to immediately pursue and restrict the movement of the perpetrators as well as take firm and measured action against the KKB," he noted in a statement on Friday.

He also called on the government to adopt a firm stance in dealing with the KKB, which continues to repeat its acts of violence that result in victims.

"They also created chaos and disturbed the security and comfort of the local community," Bambang pointed out.

He emphasized the need to identify root causes of the conflict through in-depth study and take appropriate solutions.

Bambang also urged all relevant stakeholders to jointly develop strategic steps for dealing with the KKB in Papua.

"It can be carried out through a collaborative and holistic approach, especially in maintaining and improving the security and welfare of the Papuan people," he stated.

The KKB members shot a soldier from a military district post in Dekai, Yahukimo, Papua Highland, on Thursday, injuring him on the left thigh.

Head of Information Center of the Papua Military Regional Command XVII/Cenderawasih, Lt. Col. Candra Kurniawan, stated that TNI and Polri officers are pursuing the perpetrators.

Source: https://en.antaranews.com/news/315525/mpr-speaker-urges-firm-action-against-kkb-in-papu