Police Asked to Use an Economic Approach

The Indonesian National Police is currently developing the best pattern to crush armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua. The National Police Commission (Kompolnas) recommends that the National Police use an economic approach.

“Creating prosperity and good communication,” said Commissioner of National Police, Poengky Indarti, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Poengky said there are various factors that cause security disturbances in Papua. Among other things, welfare, education, health, and development.

“That is still not evenly distributed when compared to brothers from other provinces,” said Poengky.

According to him, a number of factors have actually been overcome by the provision of special autonomy funds (Otsus) for the Papuan people. According to him, now there is a change for the better. However, the distribution needs to be improved.

“Well, it needs continuity so that no one feels forgotten,” he said.

Poengky also suggested that violations of the law committed by KKB members should be followed up with law enforcement. So there is justice for the victims.

“However, in serving in the field, there should not be excessive violence against the community,” he said.

Poengky said that the National Police were given the task of carrying out law enforcement operations and operations that were preventive, preemptive, and humanitarian in overcoming disturbances in security and public order (kamtibmas). The TNI, he said, was deployed to assist the Police, particularly in Operation Nemangkawi in Papua.

“For preventive and preemptive purposes, there is the Binmas Noken program which helps people improve their welfare, education, health, and economic independence,” he said.

Previously, the National Police was in the middle of drawing up the best pattern for Operation Nemangkawi in January 2022. The reason was that the elected Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, General Andika Perkasa, did not want to use a war approach to deal with the conflict on Earth Cenderawasih.

“Starting early January 2022, we will arrange new operations. Of course with the pattern that we will formulate in December (2021) with the TNI,” said Asops Chief of Police Inspector General Imam Sugianto when confirmed, Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Source: Medcom

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