Jayapura, Jubi – Leaflets calling on Papuans to support Indonesia were circulated in Merauke and Jayapura on 4 June 2015.
There were rumours that the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) was responsible for those leaflets in Merauke while GempaR was responsible for the calling in Jayapura.
KNPB spokesperson Bazoko Logo denied the rumours, saying that they were spread by “irresponsible people”.
“It indicated the fear of Indonesia towards the struggle of Papuan people. It was obviously propaganda. But today Papuan people are educated; therefore they just wasted their energy in doing any attempts against Papuans,” he told Jubi last week in Waena, Jayapura.
Logo said Papuan in regards to this propaganda, Papuan people must be aware and considered those who distribute the black leaflets were crazy people. “KNPB firmly said to the invader Indonesia for not using this out of date method. We are not living in the Stone Age anymore. However, KNPB also feel grateful due to those leaflets, it convince the Papuan people that what was fought by KNPB is truly true,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Merauke Regional People Parliament (PRD), Pankrasia Yem when contacted by Juby confirmed that around 6 o’clock in the morning, Merauke residents stunned to find the leaflets distributed by unknown people. “This morning, a guy told me so. He said he got it in front of Catholic Church at Kelapa Lima while jogging. For that reason, Merauke KNPB and Merauke PRD announced that it was not true because they never issued it,” he explained.
Based on the latest information received by Jubi, those black leaflets were distributed by unknown people in Jayapura using the name of GempaR Papua. It said “Support Jokowi’s Program Development in Papua. We are not Melanesians but we are Indonesians. Wear your alma mater jacket. Refuse the politicized KNPB, no more demonstration. Get ready with your pens. Let’s carve our better future for us, Papua Indonesia.”
Meanwhile leaflet in Merauke said “Prayer invitation on 4 – 5 June 2015 to support Papua development. MSG countries admit the progress on Papua development. Praise Lord for the blessings. Let’s keep our heart to create a prosperous Papua apart from the chains of poverty, ignorance and politicking. Let’s pray on 4 – 5 June 2015 for all the best for Papua in the future for us and our children. We are not Melanesians, we are Papua Indonesia,” (Arnold Belau/rom)