KNPB while held a rally in Timika - Suplied

KNPB Support Three Issues of PIF Secretariat

KNPB while held a rally in Timika - Suplied

[/media-credit] KNPB while held a rally in Timika – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Committee said it fully supported three main issues put forward by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat at a leaders’ meeting to be held in Papua New Guinea next month.

“We made a statement to indicate our support. We support Papua to join MSG and Papua issues in PIF leaders meeting,” the Secretary of Central KNPB Ones Suheniap said in Waena, Jayapura on last weekend.

He said of the three issues driven, KNPB is more concerned with the issue of decolonialization. Papua’s status of observer obtained in MSG Summit in Honiara last month has proved Papua as a nation, which should prepare itself to become an independent nation.

He further said KNPB earlier also stated its rejection against some national and international companies in Papua since those companies have triggered a number of human right violations in Papua. “It’s time to fight the American and Indonesian capitalism in Papua,” he said.


Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor on phone conversation to Jubi on Saturday (8/8/2015) said the PIF Secretariat had three recommendations submitted by several civil society coalitions at Pacific Region. The recommendation would be discussed on next week in the Committee Forum held at Suva, Fiji.

She told the Pacific leaders would be asked to consider the situation in West Papua and openly to express their concern on human right violations as well as to enforce the settlement of differences between the parties in peace.

“Three agendas that possibly would be recommended are including the fact-finding mission to West Papua consist of the ministers of Pacific countries, encouraging West Papua to get into the list of decolonization and providing a sanction to the Indonesian private and State companies that are proven doing the human right violations,” Dame Taylor said. (Mawel Benny/rom)

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