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Some parties fanning trouble in Papua

19th June 2012 | 5.048 Views
Some parties fanning trouble in Papua
Photo document of Papuan people. (ANTARA/Anang Budiono)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The National Police Commission (Kompolnas) suspects certain parties are bent on provoking conflicts in Papua.

"We call on the people not to be provoked by parties deliberately wanting to worsen the situation in Papua," said Edi Saputra, a member of Kompolnas in charge of Papua`s police office, here Tuesday.

He urged Papuans to give the police and military a chance to restore order and improve security in the region.

"We are sure the National Police (Polri) and the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) have been working hard to restore peace in Papua. Kompolnas is also sure the security officers are doing a good job, particularly the personnel at Papua`s police office," Edi said.

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Djoko Suyanto, is currently on a working visit to Jayapura, Papua to conduct meetings with local leaders and senior officials to ease tensions in the area.

The minister is being accompanied by chief of Indonesian Military (TNI), Admiral Agus Suhartono, National Police chief General Timur Pradopo and chief of National Intelligence Agency Marciano Norman.