Manokwari, West Papua (ANTARA) - West Papua Provincial Police Chief Inspector General Daniel T. M. Silitonga instructed the province's district police personnel to crack down on actions of certain parties that can potentially disturb public order on December 1, 2022.

In a written statement released on Wednesday night, Silitonga also urged district police stations in the province to step up security in their respective jurisdictions to prevent actions that are against the state ideology of Indonesia.

"In case of an action by a certain group that will potentially disturb public order, we will deal with it sternly in accordance with the law in force," he affirmed.

Silitonga noted that certain parties in Papua Land, including West Papua, still see December 1 as their historical day.

"I appeal to the people of West Papua to not join the activity that violates the rules and tends to turn into a criminal offense because the violator will be dealt with sternly," he remarked.

To that end, he called on social figures, customary figures, and youths to invite their followers to maintain a conducive situation in West Papua.

"The community continues to conduct its activity as usual and will not be easily incited by invitation to mark December 1. Let us create peace in the West Papua land," he remarked.

He urged people to immediately report to the police any activity going against the law of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia.

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Translator: Hans Arnold K, Suharto
Editor: Sri Haryati
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