2) Police Chief to Visit Papua, Following Unrest
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti along with Papua Police Chief Inspector General Yotje Mende depart for Tolikara, Papua on Sunday, July 19, 2015 following reports of clashes between Muslims and Christians.
It was reported that eleven people were injured and one primary school student was killed in the incident.
The tension in Karubaga, the capital of Tolikara regency, Papua, on Friday, July 17, 2015, began when Eid prayers a number of people pelted worshipers and shouted for them to break up.
Security forces then issued warning shots to the attackers. The praying congregation decided to dissolve themselves.
The incident occurred at around 07.30 Eastern Indonesia Time causing Muslims to disperse and sought shelter at a local military command.
The Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo was also scheduled to visit the troubled area and mediate the conflicting parties.
3) Victims of Tolikara Unrest Still Displaced
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A total of 153 victims in Tolikara, Karubaga, currently are still evacuated in a safe place, said Papua Police Chief Inspector General Yotje Mende.
"The victims were accommodated in a tent around Karubaga military resort command (Koramil)," he said in Jayapura late Saturday, July 18, 2015.
He said the victims currently are in need of assistance, especially clothes because they only have the clothes on their backs.
"We are still waiting for the complete data from the Tolikara Police on the victims, especially the gender and age because until now we have none," he said.
Based on the reports received during a meeting with the Tolikara Regent Wanimbo Usman, GIDI President Dorman Wandikbo, and regional leaders, as well as Papua Military Commander Major General Fransen Siahaan, fire had destroyed 53 kiosks which also used as homes and a mosque.
Papua Deputy Police Chief Rudollf Roja said two companies of armed forces consisting of police mobile brigade and army personnels have been deployed to Karubaga.
He said troops were sent to strengthen the limited local security personnel.