26/09/2021

Two Military Members Sentenced After Improper Action Against Papuans

Merauke – Two members of the Indonesian Air Force have been punished by the military authorities for committing inappropriate acts against residents of Merauke. The TNI Commander emphasized that the two members of the military are being processed under applicable laws.

The incident began with a commotion from a resident who was suspected of being drunk with a shop owner and involved two Indonesian Air Force personnel who intended to intervene, but the two members of the military took inappropriate action against the resident who was suspected of being drunk.

Responding to the misunderstanding incidents between the two members of the military and residents at a food stand, in Merauke, Monday (27/7/2021), the Indonesian Air Force expressed regret and apologies. This actions expressed that no excuse for military members or anyone if they break the law and harassing people.