Numbers of military official from Free Papua Movement surrendered after witnessed the massive development in West Papua
Numbers of the National Liberation Army (Tentara Pembebasan Nasional – TPN) of Free Papua Movement (Organisasi Papua Merdeka – OPM) eventually surrendered to the Republic of Indonesia. Indonesian Armed Foces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – TNI) described that the OPM militia have seen the massive development done by the indonesian government and they feel that their group has been used by some personal agenda of the leader from certain opposition group.
Chief of Information for the Cendrawasih Military Command of West Papua, Lt. Col. Inf. Muhammad Aidi further explained that those OPM Militia observed from the distance while the development of many infrastructure underwent.
Through the teritorial military operation, TNI conducted the activities of farming, developing the access for the transportation, building roads, and provide medical and health services. OPM Militia have seen the benefit from this peace teritorial operation carried out by TNI, and they thought that after all years fought for OPM, they did not get any benefit and life improvement from their organization. This circumstances had changed their course and finally decided to come out from the jungle.
OPM propagation of the idea that the Papuan had been invaded by the Indonesian govenrnment and did not received an equal portion of development allocation of funding, but after witnessing the realization of development plan, many of OPM militias started to think that those propagation are not the same in reality. Earlier, Commander of the Liberation Army of Free Papua Movement (TPN-OPM) Yapen Kris Nussy aka Corinus Sireri with his men surrendered on Tuesday (08/15/2017). Corinus realized that his groups had been deceived by OPM certain group in Papua who claimed their struggle would result in Papuan independence.
Corinus concludes that his struggle for the last 20 years to be useless. The struggle is only just reap the hatred of the people of Papua at the end.
Source : https://news.detik.com/berita/d-3603083/opm-serahkan-diri-tni-mereka-lihat-pembangunan-papua-makin-maju