Back to the Roots
The political disturbances in Papua must be dealt with quickly but cautiously. The resolution of the conflict must target its roots.
PERSECUTION and racial discrimination towards Papuan students in Malang and Surabaya cannot be justified for any reason whatsoever. Those responsible must be prosecuted. Justice needs to be upheld, not only to assuage the anger of the Papuans, but also to bring about a deterrent effect.
The constitution guarantees all citizens equality before the law, no matter what their ethnicity, religion, race or other identity. The authorities have an...