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Australia Urged to Act Against Melbourne Trespassing Protester
Indonesian Foreign Afairs Minister, Retno LP marsudi. TEMPO/Yohanes Paskalis
Sunday, 08 January, 2017 | 11:16 WIB
Australia Urged to Act Against Melbourne Trespassing Protester

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi has urged the Australian authorities to act against a trespassing protester who climbed on to the roof of the Indonesian consulate-general in Melbourne and displayed a West Papuan flag.

Retno also hoped that there would be a legal process against the perpetrator.

In a statement on Saturday, Retno said Australian authorities must complete investigations and legally process the “crime perpetrator”, describing the intrusion as “absolutely intolerable”.

“The incident is a criminal act that cannot be tolerated at all,” she said,

A video of Friday’s protest shows a man scaling a wall to enter the consulate and climb on the roof to show the flag before climbing down again.

“Australia has the obligation and responsibility to immediately process this lawfully and to ensure the security of all Indonesian missions in Australia,” the Minister added.

Retno said she had been in touch with the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, on Saturday to ensure the incident was being investigated and legal process followed.

VINDRY FLORENTIN

 



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