Jusuf Kalla: Social Approach Required to End Papua Conflict

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  • Indonesian Vice President visited the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital, Jakarta, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, following a stabbing in Banten on the same day earlier.  TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    Indonesian Vice President visited the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital, Jakarta, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, following a stabbing in Banten on the same day earlier. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaFormer Vice President Jusuf Kalla assessed that the government must consider the social approach as one of the ways out to settle the conflict in Papua.

    “We need to implement a social effort and better education,” said Kalla during a press release after being honored with Hamengku Buwono IX Award at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM, Yogyakarta, Thursday, Dec. 19.

    According to Kalla, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had so far conducted various efforts to develop the country’s easternmost province, which is known as Bumi Cendrawasih.

    However, resolving the conflict through a social-based context is necessary so that Papuans can feel benefits from the development that affects their lives.

    To date, Kalla said that the development project in Papua has already been remarkable even though it is still often considered inadequate. “So there is a social problem that we must look out in this Papua case,” he added.

    ANTARA