Fri, 05 Mar 1999

Who are the provocateurs?

Recently, we heard often the word "provocateurs", mostly said by a person who has huge power and authority in this country. Still we never understand exactly who the provocateurs are.

There is too much violence in this country, from Aceh to Irian Jaya. The burning, killing and other atrocities that have violated human rights have been rampant. And every incident is linked to provocateurs.

I believe it will be very difficult for the government to solve the violence-related problems in Indonesia if it just uses the word "provocateur" as a "scapegoat" but is never willing to prove who the provocateurs are. Therefore, out of genuine love for this republic, I would like to appeal to the authorities concerned to find the provocateurs and bring them to court.

Mr. Habibie, Mr. Wiranto ... What are you waiting for ... Prove the allegations!