Sunday, December 7, 2014

1) West Papua groups agree to form united front

2) This results in Vanuatu Symposium; Three Great Unity faction in the National Agency ULMWP


1) West Papua groups agree to form united front

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West Papua's bid to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group is one step closer, after delegates at a meeting in Vanuatu agreed to form an umbrella organisation to represent their interests.
Earlier this year, the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation put forward a campaign to join the regional group, but the bid was knocked back because of a lack of a more representative bid.
The chair of Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee, Pastor Allan Nafuki, says this has been resolved with an agreement on Saturday to form the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.
Pastor Nafuki says the group will be made up of the KNPB, the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation and the Federal Republic of West Papua.
"Under that heading they will make an application to be submitted into the MSG. In January, they're coming back to Vila to complete the application and then that will be sent to the June MSG meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands."
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2) This results in Vanuatu Symposium; Three Great Unity faction in the National Agency ULMWP
By: Oktovianus Pogau | Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - 14:02 pm | Viewed: 854 times

VANUATU, --- Results symposium in Saralana, Port Villa, Vanuatu, has spawned a national political entity called Unitied Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), or in Indonesian called Unity Movement for the Liberation of West Papua.

Sebby Sambom, one of the Free Papua Movement activists who participated in this symposium emphasized that all political leaders also agreed to declare a mutual agreement called the "Declaration on West Papua Saralana 2014".
The declaration was signed by Dr. Rex Rumakiek of West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), Edison Waromi of representatives of the Federal Republic of West Papua (NRFPB), and Bucthar Tabuni of Parliament West Papua (PNWP).
This symposium also democratically elect five people to run ULMWP leaders, namely, Octovianus Mote sebaga Secretary General, Benny Wenda as spokesman, and three members, namely, Jacob Rumbiak, Rex Rumakiek, and Leonie Tanggahma.
"Although there is a long discussion, but we have agreed to establish ULMWP. The agency was born after pertemuaan held approximately six days, "said Sambom.
According Sebby, all leaders of political factions in West Papua sees unity is considered very important step, because it is perceived as a way to save the people of West Papua to extinction.
"We are important to unite because the Vanuatu government since 1980 until now still provide full support for the nation of Papua Melanesia, where they risked esteem Nations and Peoples Vanuatu for their brothers and sisters in West Papua," said Sebby.
According Sebby, any decision which has been agreed by all the leaders of West Papua, must be accepted and can be implemented, because the agreement is generated on divine intervention to save the people of West Papua from the hands of the Indonesian occupation.
"The function of the national agency set up to conduct diplomacy at the international level, including the verification of the application will compile the Melanesian Spearhead Group membership for West Papua," said Sebby.
Sebby said, five people will also think about the long steps, namely, fighting Papua issue to Pacific Island Forum (PIF), and the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations (UN).
Former Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Barack Sope, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Joe Natuman, and a number of indigenous community leaders witnessed the signing of the declaration Vanuatu participate Saralana, who also witnessed the entire symposium.
Final signing this declaration held a traditional ceremony chaired by the President of the Council of Indigenous Vanuatu, where grateful for the three groups of West Papuan struggle can be put together by the Melanesian brothers and sisters of Vanuatu, on December 6, 2014, around 15:30 local time.
Oktovianus POGAU

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