Friday, 24 May 2013 | 21:52
OPM Coordinator of the National Defense Military, Lambert
Pekikir, stated that voicing protests to the U.K. for supporting
OPM would be meaningless.
Friday, 24 May 2013 | 21:38
The prosecutors charged Brig. Wijaya, the suspect that sparked
the attack and arson on the OKU Police Department, with second
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 | 13:23 WIB
Military Commander Accuses OPM of Shooting Trigana Plane
TEMPO Interactive, Jayapura, Papua:The XVII/Cenderawasih Military Commander Maj. Gen. M. Erwin Safitri has accused the Free Papua Organization (OPM) for shooting down the Trigana Air aircraft in Mulia Airport, Puncak Jaya. “Such actions have disturbed the public and, for us, there should be no such thing as armed civilians. Those [perpetrators] were armed OPM members and we will use arms to deal with them,” Erwin told reporters in Jayapura on Tuesday.
However, Erwin added that his squad will try its best to apply persuasive approach to the shooters. Erwin mentioned Goliat Tabuni who has been suspected of taking refuge in the forest. Earlier, Goliat has been named as the general of the National Liberation Army. Goliat’s son was shot to death by the military some time ago.
Meanwhile, the Papua Police stated that they are still on the hunt for the perpetrator of the aircraft shooting which killed Papua Pos reporter Leiron Kogoya Muliambut and left four others injured. Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Bigman Lumban Tobing said the police are assisted by the Indonesian Army (TNI) in the search.
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