Jayapura, Jubi – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) expressed condolences over the death of former Vanuatu Prime Minister Edward Natapei.
The people of Papua held traditional mourning ritual at Maria’s cave in Buper Waena, Jayapura City on Saturday (1/8/2015) to express their sorrow over Natapei’s passing.
“People of Papua today showed the mourn on their way. We should express it to people of Vanuatu,” the Secretary of Republic Federal of West Papua (NRFPB) Markus Haluk said.
Spokesperson of West Papua National Parliament, Simeon Alua similarly said the people of Papua should express deep condolence over the former Vanuatu leader due to his merit towards political movement in Papua.
“I express my condolence. He deserved a respect. He has also struggled for the fate of our nation until he died. He should get respect. He had fight for our nation abroad,” he said. (Mawel Benny/rom)