Jayapura, 28/2 (Jubi) – Bazoka Logo, a new spokesman of West Papua National Committee ( KNPB) officially declared that Wim Medlame is no longer as a spokesman. It was informed to reporters at Prima Garden Caffee, Abepura, Jayapura on Friday afternoon ( 28/2).
“The change was made because Wim Medlama is in a police wanted list. So that, through the special meeting of KNPB council, Wim’s position as a spokesman is replaced,” said Logo.
He continued KNPB still demands for a referendum even though provincial government, Papua Peoples’ Assembly Council (MRP) and central government persuaded us not to.
“ A referendum chapter on Draft of Special Autonomy Plus submitted by provincial government to central government is subjected for the political elites’ interests only,” Logo stated.
Related to this, KNPB urged the government, firstly do not use this issue for position, race, and the sake of eating and drinking of political elites only ; secondly, West Papua People demand a referendum which is to use their political rights to determine their future through international mechanism; thirdly, the referendum issue is pure from West Papua People; fourthly, West Papua People from Sorong to Merauke are preparing for self – determination and the last, Indonesia government in Papua and West Papua to not claim the referendum issue as if the government issues.
Chobabe Wanimbo, one of the members of KNPB added that the struggle for a referendum in West Papua is based on ideology and history of West Papua.
“KNPB as a medium of national struggle will have fighting for a referendum in West Papua ,” Wanimbo said. (Jubi / Aprila/ Tina)