MPR Deputy Chair Lestari Moerdijat said the conflict in Papua should be faced by instilling national values. According to her, this can foster a sense of unity to develop Papua.
“Various forms of violence in the form of killings, vandalism and attacks on the community and security forces in Papua are indeed very concerning. Moreover, the goal is not just to disrupt, but has led to efforts to disrupt the existence of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” said Lestari in her statement, Thursday. (9/9/2021).
Rerie, as she is called, views that the repeated ways of violence in dealing with any dissent in Papua must be prevented and anticipated. For this reason, he encouraged the central and regional governments to respond to these forms of dissatisfaction through intensive dialogue to find the root of the problems faced by the Papuan people.
She said various efforts to instill national values in the community and stakeholders in Papua must be carried out consistently. The values contained in the four national consensus such as Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika and the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) must really be understood and practiced in the daily activities of people throughout Indonesia, including in Papua.
In addition, the member of the NasDem Party High Council reminded the central and regional governments to be consistent in enforcing existing rules in order to create security and order in the easternmost part of Indonesia.
By consistently instilling national values in dealing with every nation’s problems, Lestari believes that the various challenges faced by the Indonesian people can be handled properly.
She also hopes that a number of incidents and conflicts that occurred in Papua can be resolved immediately by promoting the spirit of dialogue by practicing national values, so that development on Cenderawasih Earth can continue for the progress of Papua and the integrity of the Republic of Indonesia.