Dudung Bans TNI Apparatus From Killing KKB, Ex Kabais: Once Ordered, They Will Be Able
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JAKARTA - Former Head of the Strategic Intelligence Agency (Kabais) Soleman B. Ponto supports the statement by the Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) General Dudung Abdurachman who forbids his soldiers to think about killing armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua.

Although TNI officers have the principle of "kill or to be kill" when faced with an attack, they will certainly obey orders from their superiors.

"I believe that the TNI is the most disciplined person. As soon as he is ordered, he will walk. Even if he is dead, he is still in line," said Soleman in a virtual discussion broadcast on Youtube medcom id, Sunday, November 28.

Moreover, Soleman views that Dudung's instructions also came from the direction of the TNI Commander General Andika Perkasa. According to him, Andika does not want to solve the problem in Papua by killing.

Soleman then gave an example of the TNI's attitude when on duty against the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). At that time, an order was issued from the TNI Commander and continued by the Army Chief of Staff for the soldiers to stop armed contact with GAM.

"This is because of my experience in Aceh, how was the order of the TNI Commander, at that time Pak Hendi Hartono was continued by the KSAD, they were silent. Even though they were harassed, shot, they could restrain themselves. do that," said Soleman.

Former Head of the Strategic Intelligence Agency (Kabais) Soleman B. Ponto in a virtual discussion broadcast on Youtube medcom id

As previously reported, TNI General Dudung Abdurachman directed soldiers in conflict areas to prioritize the security of the Papuan people from threats and intimidation by the KKB.

The briefing was carried out in the agenda of his visit to West Papua, including the Kasuari Kodam to meet face-to-face with soldiers serving in Eastern Indonesia.

"For soldiers who work in conflict areas like Papua, don't think about killing armed criminal groups (KKB), but think about how to carry out the state's duty to protect Papuans who are currently being intimidated by armed radical groups," said KSAD Dudung in the Kodam hall. XVIII Cassowary, Manokwari.


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