30 Nov 2013

Any plans to free Papua from Indonesia won't be tolerated - Police Chief

8:44 am on 30 November 2013

Indonesia's National Police Chief General Sutarman says the country's police will take stern measures against those wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia.

General Sutarman told local media that police will take firm action against groups or individuals wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia because Papua is part of Indonesia.

The Indonesian government is paying more attention to Papua and has therefore set up the Unit for the Acceleration of Development in Papua and West Papua, UP4B, particularly to speed up infrastructure construction.

The police chief says with so much attention being diverted to the region, any intentions to separate from the Republic of Indonesia will not be tolerated.

The police chief has been on a working visit to Papua since Tuesday.

He signed a cooperation agreement with Public Housing Minister Djan Faridz in Sorong on Tuesday for the construction of 100 housing units for police officers stationed in Raja Ampat.

On Wednesday, General Sutarman visited the Papua Provincial Police office in Jayapura to meet the police officials stationed there.