June 8, 2013, Reuters, By Michael Taylor and Yayat Supriatna
JAKARTA, June 7 (Reuters) – A government-led investigation into the tunnel collapse that killed 28 people at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc’s copper mine in Indonesia should not take three…
The security forces broke up a rally called by the KNPB to support West Papua’s application for membership of the MSG. Since early this morning
police stood guard at the University gate in Abepura.
Below is a google translate of article in Jubi. Be-aware…
West Papua needs permission from Indonesia to join MSG: Ambassador -
Indonesian Ambassador to Vanuatu, Nadjir Riphat Kesoema, has said West Papuan Leaders should have asked for permission from Jakarta first if they wanted to apply for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
West Papua confirms natural right to join MSG -
“We are natural Melanesians and we do not need any permission from Indonesians to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) but the Indonesian Government knows that Indonesia cannot survive economically without West Papua.”
Likely Indonesia out, West Papua in -
If Vanuatu national leaders, and some top brass in the opposition, mean what they say of the support to the West Papuan cause, towards self-determination, Indonesia will likely be voted out, and West Papua will be voted in, as observer to the Melanesian Spearhead group at June 2013 MSG Meeting in New Caledonia.
Global campaigner seeks freedom for West Papua -
Global campaigner for the Freedom of the country and people of West Papua Benny Wenda wishes to thank the Government and Chiefs and people for allowing Vanuatu to be used as the beacon of hope in the Pacific for helping the people of West Papua to maintain their fifty-year old call for self-determination.
Wenda has made the above statement in his first press conference in the Chiefs Nakamal this week.
MSG summit in Noumea chance for West Papua to be heard – lobbyist
Posted at 16:51 on 11 June, 2013 UTC
A Vanuatu based lobbyist who has pushed for West Papua to become a member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group for many years says next week’s…
Nicholas Jouwe, 86, accepts Indonesian rule in West Papua
Papua New Guinea shares the island of New Guinea, world’s second largest, with two Indonesian…
Fiji leader meets West Papuan self determinatiion group
Suburban Port Vila bus, Vanuatu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Fiji Prime Minister and chairman of…
The shooting of one of West Papua’s independence leaders, Kelly Kwalik, has opened up new opportunities for a negotiated resolution to that troubled territory’s long-running problems. Kwalik was one of two senior commanders of the Free Papua…