Thursday, August 6, 2015

1) Army chopper shot at in Papua

2) 1965 Massacre Seminar Cancelled After Intimidation
1) Army chopper shot at in Papua | August 06 2015 | 8:06 PM An Indonesian Army helicopter was allegedly shot at by an unidentified person in Papua on Thursday.

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Wuryanto said that one bullet-sized hole was found in the body of the helicopter. No casualties were reported.
However, the bullet itself has not been found.

Wuryanto said the helicopter was delivering goods to Army officers in Jila district, Mimika, Papua.

“At 7.55 a.m., the helicopter was approaching to land, but because of bad weather, it did not land,” Wuryanto said.

When the helicopter decided to return to its post in Timika, the pilot felt that something hit the left side helicopter.

Upon inspection, an officer found one hole, which was similar to what would be left by a bullet, near the fuel shell.

Wuryanto said his team was still investigating the incident. (ika)(++++)


THURSDAY, 06 AUGUST, 2015 | 21:50 WIB
2) 1965 Massacre Seminar Cancelled After Intimidation
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A seminar on 1965 massacre in Salatiga, Central Java, was cancelled following an act of intimidation and terror. "The event will be postponed until undetermined time," said the Head of 1965 Massacre Victims Research Institute (YPKP 65), Bedjo Untung, on Thursday August 6.

“Some local organizations called for the locals to wage jihad and attack the seminar,” said Bedjo. He added that prior to the seminar, social media was filled with hatred messages, showing communist flag near the seminar site.

“I have confirmed with the committee and such news was nowhere near true. It was a mere manipulation and provocation,” he said. "We are fighting for the rights of the victims of massacre, asking the state to reinstate their rights."

The incident is the second thing to happen to YPKP 65 in the past six months. Previously, YPKP 65 meeting in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, shared the same fate as the locals forced it to end.


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