By: Moses Walker )*
KST is increasingly acting by attacking civilians until there are casualties. Law enforcement against KST must be carried out as fairly as possible so that Papua can progress without any interference from separatist groups.
Separatist and terrorist groups (KST) are a chronic disease in Papua. This is because they have existed since the New Order era. The eradication of KST has become a mandatory agenda for TNI soldiers, because they dare to interfere with Indonesian sovereignty and invite the Papuan people to defect.
In carrying out its actions, KST does not hesitate to use sharp weapons to firearms. As in the tragic incident in Kago Village, Ilaga District, Puncak, Papua which was carried out in early March 2022. The attack occurred and claimed 8 lives. They are workers in the communications sector who will repair BTS towers.
KST continued to be hunted after the attack. This is because this is not the first time that they have attacked the Earth of Cendrawasih. A few days earlier they shot a TNI soldier in Beoga District, Papua, and shot Pratu Heriyanto in the neck.
Law enforcement against KST must be done for the security of the Papuan people. If they are still entrenched, people will feel scared when they move because they are afraid of being hit by stray bullets. In addition, KST must be arrested so that development in Papua continues.
KST has indeed been proven to interfere with development in Papua. They decided to shoot 8 workers who were going to repair the BTS tower, even though it was very important to support communication. If the tower remains damaged then the community will not progress, because communication is hampered and cannot use the internet.
Even though the internet signal is really needed because the students are doing distance learning again. They must open the gadget for a zoom session or listen to homework sent via WA. If KST fails to repair the tower, they don’t want the Papuan people to advance in the field of education.
In addition, KST has also disrupted the construction of the trans Papua road. This road is not 100% complete because the route is very long. However, KST members threaten the safety of the workers on the Trans Papua road so they have to be escorted by security forces.
Law enforcement against KST must be carried out fairly. The goal is for development in Papua to continue. If there are no KST disturbances, the construction of the Trans Papua road and infrastructure on the Earth of Cendrawasih will run smoothly without fear of threats from them.
KST could face up to 20 years in prison, or even life. The reason is because they committed premeditated murder of 8 workers at a communication company. This severe punishment was deemed appropriate because their actions were very detrimental. Apart from making the families of the victims sad, they also hinder development in Papua.
Even though the government is intensively developing Papua so that there is equality throughout Indonesia. Therefore, all KST members must be arrested so that modernization can run smoothly. Development is carried out for the betterment of the people, not for other interests as they accuse.
Although the Nemangkawi operation was renamed to Peace Cartenz, it did not mean that KST was left free. They still have to be arrested if they are proven to have committed an attack, because they are disturbing and disturbing the security of civilians. TNI soldiers continue to be on standby to keep the Papuan people safe.
Law enforcement against KST must be done so that the community is not disturbed by it. KST has gone beyond its limits by killing citizens continuously for no apparent reason. In addition, they also hinder development in the Cendrawasih Earth, both in the field of telecommunications and education. So it’s only natural that KST should be put on trial in order to realize his mistake.
)* The author is a Papuan student living in Yogyakarta