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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Democrat Party Associate Chairman Anas Urbaningrum said here on Tuesday his party condemned any party that supports separatism in Indonesia.
“Especially if it is done by legislators from other countries, such as Britain,” Urbaningrum told ANTARA in response to the establishment of an international parliamentary caucus on West Papua which supportedly included members of the British Parliament in London.
He said the move was a serious violation of the principle of mutual respect for a country`s sovereignty.
“It also shows that they are immature and do not understand politeness in international relations,” Urbaningrum, a former chairman of the Association of Muslim University Students (HMI), said. Continue reading
No country supports Papua separatism, says presidential spokesman
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal stated here on Tuesday that no country supported separatism in Papua.
“Not a single member country of the United Nations supports separatism in Papua so that Indonesia`s position in the matter is solid,” he said at the president`s office. Continue reading
JAYAPURA, Indonesia, Oct. 16 (Reuters) – About 2,000 people
rallied in the capital of Indonesia’s Papua province on
Thursday, calling for independence for the remote, resource-rich
area in the far east of the country.
Shouting “freedom,” some protesters carried banners saying
“Review the act of no choice in 1969,” referring to a disputed
vote that led to Papua being formally incorporated into
Indonesia. Continue reading
(Papua Story) – An Apparently Unimportant Event: Launching of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua in the UK Parliamentary House on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. An opening reception performance will be held at the Parliamentary Square as manipulative attraction to take attention of Members of Parliamentary.
Drawn from a liar of co-director of Free West Papua Campaign Richard Samuelson, this historic blunder of political pressure features Indonesian asylum seeker artists brought to the UK several years ago. Included are such amateur as Benny, Maria Wenda, and Mambesak.
For complete information please visit International Parliamentarians for West Papua
Very important environmental news from REUTERS Wed Oct 8, 2008 8:13am EDT
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia must do more to save pristine rainforests in Papua from destruction, particularly with plans to open up huge tracts of land to develop palm oil plantations, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
The rapidly expanding palm oil industry in Southeast Asia has come under attack by green groups for destroying rainforests and wildlife, as well the emission of greenhouse gases. Continue reading
I feel so sad when an activist of Free West Papua Campaign asked me to stop writing in my own blog because my position is in opposite to the Oxford based Free West Papua Campaign. I also feel sorry for Richard Samuelson attitude because he has been running away from my challenge to explain his position in Free West Papua Campaign. We as papuan are very pleased that there is sincere attention from foreign citizen like Samuelson. However, we should be sure that the attention will create a better understanding. In contrast to the people expectation, Richard Samuelson is always provoking conflict without even thinking about the consequences.
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