The KKB acts of violence in Papua recorded 46 cases

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Evacuation of two victims of the KKB shooting from Sugapa to Timika, Monday (14/9). ANTARA / HO / Public Relations of the Papua Police

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Jayapura (ANTARA) – During 2020, the armed criminal group (KKB) had committed 46 acts of violence in various regions of Papua Province.

“The KKB violence killed nine people, including four people, including members of the TNI-Polri,” said the Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Police Chief Commissioner Ahmad Kamal, in Jayapura, Tuesday.

He stated that 46 cases were recorded, including 31 cases of shooting contact with TNI / Polri. One of the cases was the shooting of two motorcycle taxi drivers in Sugapa which occurred on Sunday (13/9), which was also carried out by KKB.

The two victims, namely Laode Anas Munawir (33) who was shot injured by the navel and a cut above the forehead, and Fathur Rahman (23) who was shot wounded in the right arm, and was in a stable condition.

Currently, it is not certain which KKB group carried out the shooting of the two victims. “Investigations are still being carried out because according to reports received, Intan Jaya Regency is a route area for KKB members,” said Kamal.

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Notes:

A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.

Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

During the Abdurrahman Wahid administration in 2000, aside from changing the province name from “Irian Jaya” to “Papua”, Papua gained a “Special Autonomy” status, a political compromise between Papuans and the central government.

The political will of politicians in Jakarta to proceed with the implementation of the Special Autonomy was formalized in 2001 with the special autonomy law.

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