Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1) After observing Papua, MSG ministers to meet SBY


1) After observing Papua,  MSG ministers to meet SBY 
2) Pro-independence activists  reportedly arrested amid  MSG visit
3) OPM Admit Take 8 Weapons
4) MSG on fact finding mission


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1) After observing Papua,  MSG ministers to meet SBY 
Bagus BT Saragih and Margareth S. Aritonang, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Tue, January 14 2014, 5:20 PM

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is set to receive foreign ministers of Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member nations at the State Palace on Wednesday, says presidential spokesman for foreign affairs Teuku Faizasyah.
Yudhoyono will receive Fijian Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Papua New Guinean Rimbink Pato and Clay Forau Soaloi of the Solomon Islands at the State Palace, Faizasyah said.
“The meeting will be in the format of a courtesy call without the signing of agreements,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.
Faizasyah brushed off reports suggesting that Yudhoyono and the MSG officials would sign an agreement on noninterference in Papuan issues by the grouping.
Two other MSG members, Vanuatu and the Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS), a pro-independence group from French-ruled New Caledonia, were represented by special envoys.
The Pacific islands officials are in Indonesia to assess the application of the separatist West Papua National Council for Liberation (WPNCL) as an MSG member as mandated by the MSG’s 19th Leaders Summit in the New Caledonian capital of Noumea in June 2013.
The WPNCL, which is based in Vanuatu, currently has observer status in the MSG, as does Indonesia.
The delegation visited Papua, West Papua and Maluku provinces on Monday and Tuesday “to observe the development in the province and receive briefings on the implementation of the special autonomy by the local government”, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto told the Post on Monday.
Pato told Antara news agency in Jayapura that Papua New Guinea and other countries in the MSG, “I think, support Papua to remain under Indonesian sovereignty”.
Fiji’s Ratu Inoke said, “The visit will provide the opportunity to learn firsthand about the situation in West Papua and understand the aspirations of our fellow Melanesian brothers and sisters in Papua.”
“We fully respect Indonesia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and we further recognize that West Papua is an integral part of Indonesia,” he said in an official statement released by the Fijian government.

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2) Pro-independence activists  reportedly arrested amid  MSG visit
Bagus BT Saragih and Margareth S. Aritonang, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | | Tue, January 14 2014, 5:31 PM
At least 21 activists were reportedly arrested by the police when they staged a number of rallies during a visit made by the foreign minister of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to Jayapura, West Papua.
The demonstrators were urging the MSG officials “to take a closer look into the handling of human rights cases in Papua and West Papua by having discussions with some Papuan groups”, said one activist.
Jayapura Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Alfred Papare, however, claimed that his force only nabbed Markus Haluk, the coordinator of the demonstrations.
The other activists were reportedly immediately released.
The coordinator of rights group National Papua Solidarity (NAPAS), Zely Ariane, said that civil society voices were important in keeping alive the cause of promoting human rights.
“The government has always been paranoid of NGO moves to get international attention. They are afraid the world's eyes could directly view the state of human rights in Papua,” she said.
The visiting officials were Fijian Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola; Papua New Guinean Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato; and politician Clay Forau Soaloi of the Solomon Islands. Two other MSG member states, Vanuatu and the Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS), a pro-independence group from French-ruled New Caledonia, only sent special envoys.
The MSG Summit in June 2013 had been scheduled to decide on the application submitted by the the separatist West Papua National Council for Liberation (WPNCL) to join the MSG, but it was delayed, thanks to Indonesian lobbying to Fiji, the grouping's current chair.
“The outcomes of the WPNCL’s application would be subject to the report of the foreign ministers’ mission [to Indonesia],” the summit's communiqué reads.
Both WPNCL and Indonesia are observers to the MSG.
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A google translate of article in Bintang papua. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic.
Original bahasa link at



Wednesday, January 15, 2014 03:36
3) OPM Admit Take 8 Weapons
Jayapura - National Liberation Army - the Free Papua Movement ( TPN - OPM ) , through the Secretary -General . Anton Tabuni , said that his department had no trepidation and fear after 8 guns seized in police belong I glanced District , Puncak Jaya , Saturday ( 4/1 ) then .
" On 3 and 4 that we were operating and successfully seized eight guns , and all of it was ordered by Gen . Goliath Tabuni , " said Anton Tabuni via phone to Bintang Papua , Sunday ( 12/1 ) night .
The incidence of TPN - OPM managed to take eight ( 8 ) guns owned by members of the police , among others , 5 with type SS1 weapons , weapons with type 1 Moser , 2 guns with the AKs ( made ​​in China ) , in addition, they also took hundreds of rounds of ammunition .
" We wondered why the government of SBY did not hear our voice , we will continue to act if the Government does not recognize the sovereignty of Papua , we also regrettable statements about Papuan OPM officials , we are struggling , so we have to respect , " said Anton .
Knowing what is at risk , Anton megenaskan that it is not afraid and do not be afraid , " From the beginning we 've been struggling , Indonesian army and police always come looking for us , but we are not afraid , for the sake of Papuan independence , we did not flinch , " said Anton .

Actions and activities have been carried out TPN - OPM , even after the date of May 1, 2006 the TPN - OPM has made Congress even declared independence Papua.
" We are an independent state , since May 1, the TPN - OPM already proclamation , so the State of Indonesia must recognize it , respect it , and respect it , we 've set up our own country , so we ask SBY and Indonesia to immediately withdraw from Papua , "said Anton . ( bom/don/l03 )
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4) MSG on fact finding mission

13:49 Tue Jan 14, 2014

*Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign Ministers today met their Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa in Jakarta.
The MSG Ministerial Mission is on a Fact Finding Mission to Indonesia and its West Papua and Papua Provinces.*
A political group called the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation WPNCL has applied for membership to the MSG.
The delegation is led by Fijian Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Rimbink Pato from Papua New Guinea and two others.
Apart from visiting Papua and West Papua Provinces, the Mission will also visit various project sites and organizations to observe some socio-economic developments taking place in Indonesia.
The MSG hopes to develop cooperation in areas of common interest to both parties.

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