Archive for the ‘PNG’ Tag

PNG border crackdown detains 14 suspected of OPM links

(RNZI) The head of Papua New Guinea’s join security forces operation in Sandaun province around the border with Indonesia says 14 detainees are suspected of being members of the militant separatist group, OPM Free West Papua.

Operation Sunset Merona has been underway for three weeks with more than 100 people arrested and detained for alleged illegal movement across the border from Indonesia.

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Open letter to Andy Ayamiseba

Dear Andy, (If I may?)

Several days ago you wrote this comment:

“There are three sides of a story…..so, tell the Indonesian Government to open the gate in Papua and West Papua to foreign journalists so the truth could be identified, not mine or yours.”

About the gate to Papua, it is always open as you may see in the many reports on Papua directly from Papua. Hundreds foreign journalists and NGO activists with tourists visa have visited Papua. Jay Griffiths from UK said that it is not difficult to go there (Papua): buy a ticket, say you’re a tourist, and get your notebook out. Very simple, right? Continue reading