KOMPAS.com – As the number of alleged attacks by an armed criminal group, or known as KKB, is increasing in Papua, the Indonesian military and police personnel have taken necessary actions to ensure the security of the people.
Papua Police deputy chief Brigadier General Matius Fakhiri even made a firm statement that the apparatus will not take the matter lightly and ready for open war with KKB.
Previously, the group challenged the apparatus for open war by distributing leaflets in the Intan Jaya district.
Meanwhile, from Jakarta, an official said that Indonesia and Tesla, the US automaker, are scheduled to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) on investment soon.
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Indonesian Military Says Ready for Open War with Armed Criminal Group in Papua
Papua Police deputy chief Brigadier General Matius Fakhiri said on Tuesday that the Indonesian military and police personnel were ready for open war with an armed criminal group (KKB) if they wanted it.
This remark was made after KKB challenged the apparatus for the open war via leaflets that circulated in the Intan Jaya district.
“I can assure that the military and police personnel are ready for the open war, we will face it,” said Matius in Jayapura.
“However, we don’t want any impacts to happen if we take firm and measured actions which can later be twisted by irresponsible people who want to see chaos in Papua,” he added.
He explained that violence has been escalated in Intan Jaya fueled by escalated political situations lately. In response to that, he said, the security apparatus must act wisely.
“The incident in Intan Jaya happens repeatedly and we must handle it wisely so that we can take necessary actions based on an appropriate lawful basis. We don’t want to repeat the mistakes in the past,” he said.
Indonesia, US Automaker Tesla to Sign Investment Deal Soon
Indonesia and Tesla, the US automaker, are scheduled to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) on investment soon, an official said on Monday, February 1.
“The plan is the team from Tesla and our team [Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry] will sign a non-disclosure agreement or NDA soon, maybe this week,” Jodi Mahardi, a spokesperson for Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told Kompas.com.
However, Jodi did not elaborate on further details regarding the investment plan. He only said that Luhut frequently talks with the team from Tesla.
“Mr. Luhut already talked with them five times,” Jodi added.
Jodi said the delegations from Tesla have canceled their visit to Indonesia this month due to the Covid-19 restrictions. They followed the policies of the Indonesian government who bans foreign nationals from entering the country as its Covid-19 caseload continues to climb.
Bali’s Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park Closes Temporarily
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, one of the popular tourist destinations in Bali, has been temporarily closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was made as part of the efforts to contain the coronavirus from spreading in the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The park began to close on February 1.
“The temporary closure aims to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic in Bali,” said the company’s General Manager of Marketing Communication & Events Andre Prawiradisastra, adding that it is also expected to maintain the safety of the employees.
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