Sunday, June 14, 2015

1) Minister of Defence: Back up AD Standby for Papua

2) Vanuatu MP confident he has numbers to topple government


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1) Minister of Defence: Back up AD Standby for Papua
 Author: Admin MS | Sunday, June 14, 2015 07:15 Reads: 582 Comments: 10

Defense Minister Gen. (ret) Ryamizard Ryacudu (right) and Commander of Marine Corps Major General A. Faridz Washington (left) shake hands after the appointment of the Secretary of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu as honorary citizens of the 34th Corps of the Navy in Apple Fields Hartono Cilandak Marine Kesatrian , Jakarta, Tuesday, November 9, 2014. Photo: CNN Indonesia / Adhi Wicaksono

Jakarta, STEP MAGAZINE - Minister of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Gen. (ret) Ryamizard Ryacudu to members of Battalion 303 Faithful Until Death in Garut, West Java, on Friday (12/06/2015) reaffirms its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Indonesian state, including Land Papua.

Indonesia edition reported by CNN Friday, June 12, 2015, asking the raider Ryamizard reserves the Army Strategic Command (AD) standby if at any time should plunge into Papua, facing the West Papuan independence movement that is struggling and come back with a victory.

"Papua problem solved by dialogue, but if it is needed to be prepared. If there are rebels, you are there. Had to win. If you lose, the losers were the nation," he said.

Rymizard obsessed with Japanese soldiers in World War II who chose to die rather than surrender. To the raider, Ryamizard told him about the events Iwo Jima.

Raider battalion is a unit of special forces infantry in the Army. These forces have a variety of special skills such as counterterrorism and antigerilya with air raids. (SAL / 014 / CNN / MS)
2) Vanuatu MP confident he has numbers to topple government
Updated 40 minutes ago
Vanuatu's opposition leader says he is confident the opposition has the numbers to pass a motion of no confidence in the Sato Kilman government this week.
Mr Kilman took government on Thursday after the then-opposition ousted the previous government of Joe Natuman in its own motion of no confidence.
But less than 24 hours later, Edward Natapei submitted his own motion with the parliament's speaker, which will be voted on on Thursday.
Mr Natapei says he submitted it because a change in government to a Sato Kilman regime will affect the country's recovery from Cyclone Pam.
"It is our concern that this recent change in government could delay the implementation of Pam's recovery programmes, which will affect the donor partners' confidence in assisting Vanuatu. We feel that with a new government and people in place who are not familiar with it, it could just cause further delays."
Edward Natapei has also denied that Cyclone Pam has started to be used by MPs for political gain.

3) Member countries confirmed for MSG

Five Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have confirmed their participation in the upcoming meeting to be host by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.
Besides these five members of the MSG countries, Indonesia will also participate as usual as an observer, whereas West Papuan presence is an effort of membership plea within the MSG.

Speaking to this paper, William Soaki from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that preparation is well underway, as they are polishing up their work to ensure facilities are ready for the MSG delegates that will arrive in the country early next week.

Soaki also said that attendance of Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers from these member countries are now confirmed and their arrival schedule would be made available early next week.

He further stated that all MSG meetings will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel.

The MSG summit will show Fiji Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his delegation, Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman and his delegation, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his delegation, Socialist National Liberation Front (FLINKS) of New Caledonia with the host country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his envoy.

“Meetings are expected to start on the 18th of June to 24th of June,”Mr Soaki stated.


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