Papua Must Serve as Model for Religious Harmony

Gubernur Papua Lukas Enembe, SIP., MH

JAYAPURA, – Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe has stated that all parties in Jayawijaya must practice self-restraint and not be provoked by baseless rumours.

The statement was made by the governor in reference to a letter opposing the construction of a place of worship, namely the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency, on 25 February 2016. The letter, which contained nine points, is assumed to have been sent by one of Wamena’s local communities.

“The construction of a place of worship must be in line with existing regulations, as well as take into account the views of the local community,” said the governor on Tuesday (1/3).

The governor added that Papua must serve as the model for religious harmony for other provinces.

The Tolikara case has been resolved. We must not allow another case in Wamena spark a conflict at the national level,” he added.

Related to this, the Papua Province Regional Leaders’ Communications Forum held a meeting at the Papua Police Headquarters in Jayapura.

Also present during the meeting was Governor Enembe, Regional Representative Council Speaker, Yunus Wonda, Region XVII/Cendrawasih Military Commander Major General Hinsa Siburian, Jayawijaya Regent, Wempi Wetipo, as well as several religious leaders.

Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw stated in his speech that his party will hold a discussion in order to find a mutually acceptable solution to the problem.

“The results of this meeting’s discussion will be conveyed to the Papua Regional House of Representatives,” stated Paulus. (FMLC)


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