Sorong: The Sorong police in West Papua are investigating the case of vandalism and attack on Domine Eduard Osok Airport during a riot in August 2019.
According to the law enforcement agency, police investigators continue to focus efforts to trace those allegedly responsible for assaulting and vandalizing the airport's terminal facilities, while individuals involved in other violent acts had faced questioning.
"We have been handling 11 suspects in the August rioting case. In the near future, their case will have been submitted to the Sorong city prosecutor’s office to be processed at the district court," Sorong Police Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms. Mariochristy P. S. Siregar stated here on Friday, December 2019.
Papua and West Papua have come under the radar of both the Indonesian and foreign media after a spate of violence broke out in several parts of these two Indonesian provinces in August and September 2019 in the upshot of the Surabaya incident and fake news.
In response to this issue, a Papuan priest appealed to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to hold dialog with the representatives of all Papuan community groups to find solutions to crucial problems in the province.
"We are optimistic that the dialog would be held during his second leadership term," Esmon Welilo, a priest and concurrently chairman of the Interreligious Harmony Forum (FKUB), stated. (Antara)