Wednesday, February 5, 2014

1) Andrew Johnson responds to What Peter Cosgrove Thinks About Indonesia:

1) Andrew Johnson responds to What Peter Cosgrove Thinks About Indonesia:
2) Political Attitudes KNPB For the 2014 election

1) Andrew Johnson responds to What Peter Cosgrove Thinks About Indonesia:
Peter Cosgrove has displayed good diplomatic tact discussing 'rub points' and while asking questions such as 'Can any of you remember a protracted period when Indonesia, its actions and concerns and thus its relationship with Australia were not major issues?' Yet I remain concerned that Mr Cosgrove, nor our Ambassador to Indonesia, nor DFAT are realists about the history and economic value of our relationship with Indonesia.
Mr Cosgrove refers to 'its move to independence', which is the interpretation most texts give to the 1946 to 1949 conflict, yet the Dutch in 1946 had already declared at the UN that the region was a non-self-governing territory entitled to self-government and whose progress towards self-government Holland would report to the UN each year. Though there were Dutch opponents (business/church), the Hague by listing the region as a non-self-governing territory had set it on an inevitable course to independence. In my view Sukarno's war was not for his countrymen but was to retain his own position of authority and benefit. 
Indonesia is not among Australia's top ten trade partners and despite sixty years maturity and being the largest recipient of Australian aid, Indonesia still expects our media and public to muzzle our discussions in Jakarta's favour. And when evaluating our security interests shouldn't we be honest with ourselves that Indonesia invaded East Timor in 1975, attacked Mayasia during the 1960s, invaded West New Guinea in 1962, and the federation which the UN endorsed in 1949 was attacked by one of its own states which subsequently declared the federation void and that the region had voluntarily decided to join the state called the Republic of Indonesia.
Good relations with any nation is desirable, as is a stable and prosperous world, but should Australia be aiding Indonesia at the expense of our own or our other neighbours' benefit?
Many West Papuans celebrate the arrival in 1855 of the first Dutch missionaries who began teaching the Dutch sciences, by the 1930s Papuan graduates were replacing the Dutch and before the Japanese military arrived in 1942 many people in West New Guinea had been debating their need to unite as a nation. During the 1950s Australia realised the eastern half needed the help of the western Dutch half of the island, not because of the mineral wealth now being mined by US and UK interests, but because West Papua had developed the social skills & cohesion which a successful Melanesian state would need. 
After sixty years Indonesia remains a volatile and militant neighbour sensitive to comments by our media and members of our public. We have a choice, Peter Cosgrove and our Ambassadors can continue a diplomatic dance for another sixty years for questionable security or economic benefit, or at risk of Jakarta's ire we could help our two closest neighbours reach their social and economic potentials.
It is tragic that PNG was denied help of West Papua, a territory that formed electoral rolls in the 1950s and held its first national elections in January 1961. It is tragic that corruption and short sightedness still rule in PNG, but readers of The Interpreter as well as DFAT might do well in re-evaluating if there is still benefit for Australia if West Papua gains its independence. 
Against Australia's interests the history of West Papua has been obscured since 1962. Indonesia did not win the invasion in 1962, its men were arrested and shipped back to Indonesia but in 1961 a American proposal for West Papua to become an UN trust territory was hi-jacked by the NSC which argued that America could benefit if it used the UN trusteeship system as means of giving Indonesia access to the territory. Chapter twelve of the UN Charter defines the International Trusteeship System and trusteeship agreements, and in 1962 Holland and Jakarta signed such an agreement which was then approved by the US and Soviet allies at the UN in General Assembly resolution 1752 (XVII).
Australian and Papuan interests have suffered for fifty years while we have been unaware of the significance of resolution 1752 in context of Chapter XII of the UN Charter. The fact is that West Papua since 1962 has been a UN trust territory for which the UN is legally required to promote 'self-government or independence'. The only reason Indonesia and other nations have been benefiting from the territory's wealth instead of our neighbours who would have natural trade and defence interests in common with us, is because nobody at the UN has yet told the Trusteeship Council about General Assembly resolution 1752 by adding it to the Council's agenda.

A google translate of posting on KNPB web page. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. 
Original bahasa link at

2) Political Attitudes KNPB For the 2014 election

February 04 , 2014 By : admin Category : News , Press Release

Political activity colonial Indonesia over Papua is illegal and foreign activity . Numbai surrounding West Papua to Merauke , from Raja Ampat to Baliem ( Star Mountains ) and from Biak Island to Adi is a new colony of Indonesia , which keabsaannya not final under international law .

Democracy ( procedural ) style neo - colonialism Indonesia is only able to hypnotize people of West Papua in every General Election ( Election ) , but failed to guarantee the freedom of the people of West Papua to self-determination . Jargon " Democratic Party " Indonesia in West Papua , clearly aims to : ( a) Delivery agents of colonialism ; ( b ) Strengthening the Indonesian colonial system , (c ) and the hegemony of neo - colonialism in Indonesia.

Democracy colonial system that has created such living arrangements Papuan people scattered , discriminatory system of life , which Konsumeristik Lifestyle , Health and Education are Materialistic , Social individualistic , hedonistic culture , the Opportunistic Politics , liberal economy , religion exploitatif .

In the uncertain condition , the people of West Papua were herded into perspective require - colonial democracy and make the people of West Papua practical part, especially the political elite party becomes a slave who submitted accepted practice of colonialism . They just become - and used - dolls colonial helpless and resigned to accept all packets politicization of Jakarta .

We are witnessing Special Autonomy (Autonomy ) is imposed as a solution , then blasted and thwarted Jakarta with other policies , and is currently trying to " patched embroidery " again with Autonomy Plus ( Government of Papua ) . At the same time , the price of the Papuans mocked when MRP , DPRP , and the Governor of Papua do not have any authority , powerless , ignored , or simply used as a puppet ruler ballpark is subject to the orders of Jakarta .

Mental "think " and mentally " slave " does not exist in the history and culture of the Papuans . It was only in the history of Indonesia vs Dutch colonialism and the present practice is applied in West Papua as colonies . Civil administration in Papua and Jakarta is only a puppet control procedures taken by the Indonesian military in Papua .

Election 2014 will be an excellent hunting neo- colonialism and capitalism in West Papua . Neokolim will put the interests of agents of local and national authorities in securing kepentingnya . What remains of the colonial agenda of the bloody conflict just for the sake of the integrity of colonialism and capitalism . People just satisfied with the utopian promise of the presidential candidates and the candidates Colonial . Furthermore, continued occupation , repression continues, the destruction continues .

Indonesian colonialism will not care about democratic rights , namely the right to elect and be elected . Therefore , repressive measures , engineering and manipulation of voting rights had been started since the implementation of the Act of 1969 in West Papua , and the practice of democracy are dilapidated that is still being applied . Oligarchy of power becomes apparent when the colonial regime held by the Indonesian military General who had a record of human rights violations in Papua later .

Political rights of the people of Papua in Indonesia Election colonialism did not mean to legitimize colonial rule over the land of West Papua, Indonesia . Public participation in elections is not a collective consciousness of the people of Papua . But in real , is a manifestation of the colonial hegemony forcing Papuans to , like it or not , like it or not , enliven the uncertainty of hope .

Aspirations of the Papuan people should be tested in a common democratic process and thorough , specific to a referendum of the people of West Papua . It was to examine the ideology and nationalism and Indonesian Papua . Because without political legitimacy based on nationalism and ideological values ​​on redundant alias kakekatnya meaningless . That is , the Papuans who go to the polls but not based on the ideals and ideology of Indonesian nationalism was useless . That is precisely the symbolism of democracy .

Therefore , the Government of Indonesia and Papuan local elites who are unmoved in Indonesian elections should stop giving utopian expectations , because it is not possible colonizer and the colonized prosperous life together to build the colony . The colonized must be given the space and the right to choose their own destiny . The practice of democracy in the independent nation-state will rise significantly when people make choices based on their own ideology and nationalism .

Referendum for West Papua is the only path that must be held supreme democracy . Indonesia must understand and adults to do the will of the decolonization of the territory of West Papua colony . Colonialism had to be abandoned . England prove it to a referendum in Scotland in September 2014 . Gone are the days to maintain the status quo in the style of 18th- century western colonialism .

- Election of Indonesia in 2014 , the people of West Papua is a party interests colonialism , capitalism and militarism Indonesia in West Papua .
- Election of Indonesia in 2014 , the people of West Papua is illegal before the right of self-determination for the people of Papua is done through a referendum .
- Election of Indonesia in 2014 , the people of West Papua is a political farce , and the symbolism of democracy is not meant to guarantee the future of the nation of Papua .
Boycott is a universal right guaranteed by international law . The referendum is a democratic mechanism that is universal in practice the right of self-determination as guaranteed by international law .

" We Must End "

Jayapura , February 4, 2014


Victor Yeimo

Chairman KNPB

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