Indonesia Highlights: Indonesia Cancels Sending Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia | Salvage Operation of Indonesian Submarine Ends | Indonesian Police: JAD Militants in Merauke, Papua Made Multiple Attemp

June 4, 2021, 07.24 AM
Papuan Regional Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri. SUWANDIPapuan Regional Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri.

The Naval Attache to the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Senior Colonel Chen Yongjing, praised the monthlong coordination between the PLA Navy and the Indonesian Navy during their ultimately unsuccessful attempts to salvage KRI Nanggala-402 last May.

The salvage attempt collected documentation in the form of photos and videos and raised several parts of the KRI Nanggala-402. The finds have been handed over to Indonesian authorities.

KRI Nanggala-402 lost contact with its base in Surabaya, East Java on Wednesday, April 21, soon after it requested permission to dive during a live torpedo drill in the Java Sea. 44-year old Type 209 submarine was lost with 53 men on board. Their remains have not been retrieved.


Indonesian Police: JAD Militants in Merauke, Papua Made Multiple Attempts on Archbishop’s Life

Police in the Indonesian province of Papua has disclosed that 11 suspected Jamaah Anshor Tauhid (JAD) members nabbed by Detachment 88 counterterrorist unit in the town of Merauke on Friday, May 28 made multiple attempts on the life of the Archbishop of Merauke.

“The militants tried to assassinate Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, the head of the Merauke archdiocese, on at least two occasions,” said Papuan Regional Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D. Fakhiri of the group on Thursday, January 3.

The Archbishop reiterated Fakhiri. “The first [assassination] attempt took place on January 1, 2021, when I just arrived at Merauke to head the archdiocese. One of the terrorists, who was pretending to search for a boarding house [in the area], had a backpack on his person."

“Fortunately [my staff] did not take me directly to the [Archbishop’s] residence, but instead headed for a pilgrimage in Buti, where the first [Catholic] missionaries arrived in Papua.”


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