Sorong, Jubi – The Sorong Police has banned the use of what they called "Papuan separatist attributes", such as the Morning Star flag, in convoys celebrating the World Cup.
Sorong Police chief Adj. Sr. Come. Iwan P. Manurung emphasized to all World Cup fans in the area not to carry or fly the Morning Star flag as a form of euphoria.
"Such actions will be processed in accordance with the law," Manurung said in Sorong on Saturday, December 3, 2022, as quoted by Antara.
According to him, the 2022 World Cup event in Qatar has nothing to do with politics. He appealed to people not to ride the euphoria as a way to promote a separatist ideology.
"We warn you never to bring the Morning Star flag in World Cup convoys. If that happens, we will not tolerate it," he said.
The police chief said there had been a moment recently when, during a convoy celebrating the 2022 World Cup in Sorong City, two people were found carrying the Morning Star flag.
"To the soccer fans in Sorong, we urge you to conduct convoys in the manner allowed. Avoid things that are contrary to the rules that apply in our country. Let us maintain a safe and peaceful situation in the Sorong society," said Manurung. (*)