Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesperson for the Papua Peace Network (JDP) Cristian Yan Warinussy said he was concerned about the arson of 53 kiosks in Waghete Market, Deiyai Regency, Central Papua Province on Monday, December 12, 2022. He hopes that residents will not be easily provoked by unclear issues.
On Monday, a group of people set fire to a kiosk in Waghete Market, allegedly triggered by a dispute between local residents and one of the sellers in the market.
Watinussy urged the public not to resort to violence and prioritize law enforcement in resolving disputes by reporting to the police. He said it would prevent disputes from escalating into new conflicts. "The police can conduct investigations to find the truth in the dispute," he said.
Warinussy said the Papua Peace Network always encouraged a dialogue approach as a way to resolve socio-political conflicts in the Land of Papua. His party also encouraged the Deiyai regent and the Deiyai People's Council along with religious leaders in Deiyai to seek a peaceful resolution to the dispute that occurred in Waghete.
The Papua Peace Network also urged local law enforcement officials to take legal steps to protect everyone in Deiyai by processing the people allegedly involved in the arson with the Criminal Procedure Code. (*)