Former separatist of OPM swears allegiance to NKRI

"I want to help the district administration of Biak together with the local people to develop the district," Mika Awom said.
Biak, Papua (ANTARA News) - Former separatist of Free Papua Organization (OPM) in Biak Mikha Awom has handed over five pieces of firearm to police swearing allegiance to the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).

Mika Awom handed over the weapons to Biak police chief Adj. Sr. Com. Hadi Wahyudi S.Ik declaring allegiance of his family to the NKRI here on Tuesday.

He said he and members of his family wanted to cooperate with the district authorities to develop the district of Biak to improve the welfare of the local people.

"I want to help the district administration of Biak together with the local people to develop the district," Mika Awom said.

District police chief Hadi Wahyudi said he was pleased with the decision taken by Mika Awom and his family members.

The firearms were handed over in a cermony attended by the district authorities including police and military leaders.

Papua is still a security hot spot for the country where rebels are still hiding in the thick jungle seeking for independence of the countrys easternmost province.(*)

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