Head of Agats Bis Village, Agats District, Asmat Regency, Willy Samberubun, assessed that the government’s policy to change the status of the Papuan Armed Criminal Group (KKB) to a Papuan Separatist Terrorist Group (KST) was the right step.
“They (KSTP) have been very disturbing to all circles. Not only migrants, we OAP also feel that their actions are beyond humanity, so there needs to be serious attention from the central government to KSTP who have done things that are detrimental to us Papuans,” he said, Sunday, August 22, 2021.
He also considered that legally, all KSTP’s actions were proven wrong and needed to be eradicated by the security forces, the TNI-Polri. “They are people who reject the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. In general, we coastal communities support the Indonesian government’s action to label the KKB as KSTP,” he said.
In addition, Willy also appreciated the government’s efforts to extend the special autonomy policy in Papua. He also hopes that this policy can help raise the standard of living of the Asmat community, especially those who inhabit Kampung Bis Agats.
“Here, most of their livelihood is trading (immigrants), so it is better for special autonomy in our village to work together with traders around the Bis Agats village. So that the traders, who are mostly immigrants, also feel prosperous,” he said.
He also asked that the Otsus policy should be widely disseminated so that the public understands about the policy which was made for the needs of the community. Local governments can also explain to the public about government programs that use special autonomy funds.
“As we have seen, the construction of a church in Kampung Bis Agats uses special autonomy funds, distribution of marine work tools (boats and nets) and construction of houses for the OAP community,” he said.
Regarding the expansion of South Papua Province, he also expressed his support. However, he hopes that all parties need to review various aspects before deciding to carry out regional expansion.
“It is necessary to review regional development through the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) so that it is right on target and improves the welfare of the community,” he said.