Oxford City Council: Stop Provoking Conflict by Flying West Papua Separatist Flag – Papuan Lives Are at Risk

The Papuan people are growing more nervous every day as tensions between Free West Papua Separatist Group and Papuan Local Security Apparatus continue to mount. Rather than turning to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) policy for guidance on how to help Papuan, Oxford City Council have decided to provoke conflict in Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia: flying separatist flag at Oxford Council extension Town Hall building. Link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20002/your_council/1241/flag_flying_and_bell_ringing_at_council_buildings

Guess what? It’s not only instigated conflict but also created a misperception of UK Foreign Policy.

For Oxford City Council, flying West Papua separatist flag is not a big deal because they simply only support or sympathise to Oxford based Free West Papua Campaign. However, that is engaging in reckless policy that puts Papuan lives at risk. On top of that, Oxford City Council has continually shown ignorance in all sorts of matters concerning the situation in West Papua, especially regarding false news from Free West Papua Campaign.

It’s time for Oxford City Council to stop provoking conflict in West Papua and let the diplomats from the FCO do the peaceful engagement by supporting peace development in West Papua.

Nobody expects all members of Oxford City Council to know everything. However, we do expect representatives of Oxford people to be aware of the safety of the people who live far away from Oxford, which is something better than deepening conflict by flying separatist West Papua flag.

Please sign this petition asking Oxford City Council to stop instigating conflict by flying West Papua separatist flag!

 

Michael Gillard Special Investigation: Provoking Conflict by Supporting Separatist Propaganda

The “special investigation” BP in West Papua – Slow Motion Genocide, High Speed Profit, by Michael Gilllar is unreliable. The report discusses irrelevant matters insinuating ugly thing about Indonesia and neglects so many improvements in the last 20 years of Indonesia’s social and political reform.

In this article, I will discuss only one important matter that Gillard highlighted in his report.

The so called slow motion genocide is a term coined in 2013 by Jim Elmslie and Camellia Webb-Gannon, both Phd in their article A Slow Motion Genocide: Indonesian Rule in West Papua published in Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity. They argued that genocide is taking place in Indonesian-controlled West Papua only by a perception of a tight control against separatist movement. They said: “Explicit and implicit government policy has been consistently directed towards countering and eliminating Papuan attempts to create an independent state for their nation or enjoy political freedom on a par with other Indonesians. In this tightly controlled situation genocidal acts have been undertaken as government policy, effectively thwarting the Papuan nationalists in the era when information emerging from the province(s) could be tightly controlled”. Read more »

Richard Di Natale’s Political Propaganda Against British Petroleum and Indonesia

I see a lot of political writing that reads smoothly, has rhythm, but ultimately makes no sense. Richard Di Natale’s article: Green Leader Richard Di Natale Calls For BP Rethink On West Papuan Gas Field is one of them. In short, this article is a typical cheap propaganda based on unreliable sources to convince readers that BP should rethink their investment and project.  Read more »

The Sun: The 5,000 crooks we can’t deport (including Benny Wenda of Oxford ?)

The Sun

MORE than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been flung out of Britain are still here — with most claiming deportation would breach their human rights.

Figures show that 3,775 offenders who should have been sent back home were released from custody to live in communities.

More than 1,600 remained locked up after completing their sentence and 12 are missing after being released from court or referred incorrectly.

Home Secretary Theresa May, who wants to change the rules preventing deportation, said the problem lies with how British courts interpret Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Read more »

Pair Found Guilty Of Killing Police Officer

HOW ABOUT BENNY WENDA who is the prime suspect of the murder of two Papuan Policemen?

Two men, including a former Sinn Fein councillor, have been found guilty of the murder of Roman Catholic police officer Stephen Carroll in March 2009.

       

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Indonesian Soldier Killed by Papua Separatist Terrorist

An Indonesia soldier shot Thursday morning in Puncak Jaya, Papua has died, Indonesian Military (TNI) officials said.

First Pvt. Laode was rushed to Mulia Hospital in critical condition earlier today after a group of armed men highly likely separatist terrorist group opened fire on a military truck heading to Mulia, the capital of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district.

The soldiers ambushed by the attackers. Laode suffered a gunshot wound in the attack. The men then took his rife.

Doctors at Mulia Hospital transfered the soldier to Jayapura’s Marthen Indey Military Hospital for further treatment, but doctors were unable to save the man.

Indonesian Military officials are trying to determine who the shooters were, said Erwin Syafitri, commander of the Cendrawasih Military Command, which oversees military operations in Papua.

Separatist terrorist groups have been historically responsible for the occasional bloody clash between security forces and armed groups in Indonesia’s easternmost province, according to the Indonesian government.

 

 

Also Benny Wenda profits from Freeport unrest

A very nice article from Free West Papua

Self appointed Papuan rebel leader in exile Benny Wenda accuses everybody else from profiting from the alleged exploitation of the natural resources of the Indonesian provinces of West Papua and Papua, from the international companies such as Freeport that extract these natural resources to the Indonesian Government in Jakarta and the usual bugbear of the Indonesian military without admitting that without such tragic events like the death of a protester in a confrontation with police Wenda would have no cause to fight for.

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Teaching Kids to Hate

Can Maria Wenda be considered a loving mother if she teaches her children to hate others?

taken by Samsung digital

In West Papua many children from different ethnic groups are most friendly with other children surrounding them. They would express empathy amongst friends, the purity of childhood without worrying about the life which surrounds them and only one thing a child understands in a childhood life and that should only be “child’s play”.

Unfortunately, indifference in London of five Papuan children of Benny and Maria Wenda, an activist for West Papua, appalling behaviour for such parents to direct their children is this kind of environment. Using minors to chant in an abrupt way showing ugliness in vision of a child and behind the child you wonder if the child itself would understand in the obstacle concept of human rights. Much sympathy to the children as no knowledge would be known unless pursuance by an adult, who in this circumstance abuses the child’s mind in diversity killing their thoughts of being a child and early adulthood. Read more »

Stop De Slow Motion Genocide in West Papua

The campaign of “Stop De Slow Motion Genocide in West Papua” by Oridek AP and Insa AP in the Netherlands is not only mislead the Dutch people about the reality of democracy and peace in West Papua for the last 12 years, but also put together all unrelated different stories  of violence conducted by Free West Papua and Indonesian military. Read more »

OPM kill Indonesian police officer

Free Papua Organization (OPM) have killed a police officer near the The U.S. company Freeport-McMoRan’s gold and copper mine in the most-eastern Indonesia’s province, Papua.

Company spokesman Ramdani Sirait said the officer was shot Tuesday (07/02) within the working area of Freeport Indonesia. The area was closed as police investigated. Read WPPN