A few days ago, Lanny Jaya Papuans in unison declared a peaceful Papua. This activity received wide appreciation as a form of mutual rejection of separatist ideology which has been a source of conflict in Cenderawasih Earth.
Peace is something that is desired in many places, including in Papua. Unfortunately, however, there have been disturbances ranging from independent Papuan organizations and separatist and terrorist groups. People are afraid of their terror because it has often caused casualties.
Indigenous Papuans do not remain silent if there is violence from the Papuan Separatist and Terrorist Group (KST). Those from various districts gathered at the main Pilamo Honai, Lanny Jaya and declared peace. In addition, they also support the expansion of the region on the Earth of Cendrawasih. This declaration was led by the Head of the Goa Balim District.
The community also declared Papuan unity and hoped that peace would always occur every day. They love their homeland and it is proven by synergizing with the government when building infrastructure and natural resources. The community is aware that development must be supported by civilians in order to be successful. They can be co-builders or architects, as well as a variety of other positions.
The community is also grateful that the government has built Papua beautifully. Currently, Bumi Cendrawasih already has an international airport, a handsome bridge that has become a tourist destination, and various other infrastructures. If there is peace then the infrastructure will be maintained safely because it will not be damaged by separatist groups who are always emotional and envious of its beauty.
The peace declaration shows that the community does not want to deal with rebel groups such as the Free Papua Organization (OPM) and KST. They are aware that joining a separatist group will not make them happy and will increase peace. On the contrary, the OPM and KST messed up peace in Papua.
KST has repeatedly shot civilians and killed people on the grounds that they were spies for the police. Of course, this action cannot be allowed because it has entered the realm of a criminal case. Moreover, it was the teachers who were attacked so that KST was very cruel, because it was tantamount to not approving progress in the field of education.
When there is a peace declaration, it shows the solidarity of the Papuan people, especially in their anti-separatist stance. They love Indonesia and recognize that Papua and West Papua are an official part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. The people are also proud to be Indonesian citizens because indeed we are made up of various ethnic groups and different cultures, but are united by peace.
If there is a rumor abroad that says that the people want independence, it is a big mistake, because they have a deep sense of nationalism in their hearts. There is no such thing as the federal republic of West Papua because it is illegal in the eyes of the state and is not supported by the citizens. They were anti- defection and felt that KST had gone the wrong way and was misled by hatred.
It is hoped that the declaration of peace will be carried out in other areas in Papua, so that it will further show that the people on Earth of Cendrawasih really love their country. They have a high sense of nationalism and do not want to be deceived and persuaded by separatist groups. Peace is the key to progress in Papua.
The Papua Peace Declaration made by Papuans in Lanny Jaya shows that the people on Earth of Cendrawasih are loyal to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and do not want to support separatist groups. They want Papua to always be peaceful so that people’s lives will be more peaceful. the loyalty of the Papuan people is very valuable because they prove that they love Indonesia.
Rebecca Marian, the writer is a Papuan student living in Jakarta