The Persatuan Islam (Persis) Muslim group, which has a stronghold
in West Java, has guaranteed the safety of churches in the province
following the Tolikara tragedy in Papua. Persis West Java chapter
vice-secretary Dadang Fahmi urged every Persis member across the country
to do the same thing. “We understand the Tolikara issue is not a
religious issue, but there are parties that would like to divide
Indonesia,” Dadang said after addressing around 400 Persis members at
the West Java legislative building in Bandung on Thursday.