Provocation to cause anarchy continues in Papua: Wiranto

Provocation to cause anarchy continues in Papua: Wiranto

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto held a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday (Sept 5, 2019) to inform about the latest post-riot situation in Papua and West Papua. (ANTARA/Zuhdiar Laeis/sh)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said some parties are still trying to provoke people in Papua and West Papua to continue their anarchic actions in the regions.

"There is still provocation, incitement of the people to create anarchy," Wiranto said at a press conference here on Thursday.

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The military and police conducted a meeting with local leaders and some elements of the society in Biak Numfor, Papua, on Wednesday (September 4), where all the parties agreed to prevent provocation by certain parties to commit violence.

"So, if you have heard about plans of anarchic actions, that is part of the provocation," he added.

However, he continued saying that security personnel and the local governments have called on people to maintain restraint from such actions.

The situation in Papua and West Papua has been under control and people have returned to their daily activities.

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"Yesterday, I said that shops and traditional markets, offices, gas stations have all reopened, telecommunication, electricity have returned to normal, although we have to distribute water to some areas," he said.

Schools have resumed activities and Internet access has been recovered, Wiranto said.

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