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Jakarta Post

Security personnel asked to leave Papuan school because they frighten students

  • Benny Mawel

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Tue, December 31, 2019   /  08:30 pm
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Papuan People's Assembly member Siska Abugau (‘third right’) shakes hands with Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw during a meeting on Dec. 30 in Jayapura.(Jakarta Post/Benny Mawel)

Members of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP) and the Timika Catholic diocese have asked local authorities to remove security personnel from YPPK Titigi elementary school because the school will soon be back in session. They said the presence of security personnel at the school, located in Suguapa district, Intan Jaya regency, has frightened teachers and students. RD Yance Yogi, a priest from the Timika diocese assigned to Titigi, said the church expected the Indonesian Military and the National Police to be pulled out of the elementary school building, as it was a public facility managed by the Catholic Church. "The Catholic Church requests that the Indonesian Military and the National Police dismiss their personnel from the building," Yogi said on Monday, as reported by Several Papuan People’s Assembly representatives from Intan Jaya, P...