TANA TORAJA - The shooting of teachers from Toraja namely Oktovianus Rayo (43) and Yonathan Renden (28), which occurred in Beoga, Puncak Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia, suddenly received serious attention from the West Toraja Student Association (IMTB), Sunday (11/4/2021).
The shooting is known to have taken place on a different day where Oktavianus Rayo, was shot on Thursday morning (8/4/2021), while Yonathan Renden, was shot on Friday (9/4/2021).
For the incident, the IMTB organization also mourned the incident, which found out that in April there were two Torajans who were killed and both a teacher.
For us, said Jurgen Sampealang, as the IMTB Organizational Advisory Body, killing a teacher is tantamount to eliminating the civilization of education in this country.
"For that, we condemn acts of terrorism like this, we cannot just ignore it, " growled Jurgen.
To law enforcers, still Jurgen, his party hopes that the Police will always provide security and comfort for the immigrant communities in Papua.
"We also hope that all the brothers and sisters of the Toraja people in Papua will always be united and remain vigilant, " he concluded.
On behalf of the organization and one of the founders of the 12 founders of the IMTB organization, Jurgen condemned the perpetrators of the shooting, and also asked the government to immediately raise the status of the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) to become a Terrorist group so that the government could eradicate this group using terrorist laws.
In line with that, the General Chairperson of the IMTB, Anto said, if the incidents that often occur in several areas, especially in Papua, cause victims and this time the victims are Toraja people.
"We, as citizens of the Republic of Indonesia, what is meant in the 1945 Constitution article 1 paragraph 3 states that the State of Indonesia is a State of Law, so every citizen of the Republic of Indonesia has the right to legal protection, " said Anto'.