Ro Teimumu Kepa (IST)


Ro Teimumu Kepa (IST)

Ro Teimumu Kepa (IST)

Suva, 23/6(Jubi)- Social Democratic Liberal Party (SOLDEPA) Fiji declared the liberation of West Papua would be part of the important agenda of its political manifest which will be released next month.

The Party Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said the struggle of West Papuan people for independence is not forgotten. Melanesian people in Fiji are standing beside their struggle. “You are not alone. Our supports are growing for your problem. We are with you,” said Kepa on Sunday (22/6) in Suva, Fiji.

The statement said after the visit of the President of Indonesia to Fiji to speak in the 2nd Pacific Islands Development Forum in Nandi, Fiji on last Sunday (19/6). According to him, the President Yudhoyono did not raise the issue of West Papua in the forum, while the national media reported the purpose of his mission to Pacific for explaining some issues and a lot of misinformation related to West Papua.
“In the forum, the president reported not raise the issue of West Papua openly, although the national media cited his intention describing the problem of West Papua,” said Kepa. Therefor he thought the presence of the president of Indonesia in the forum was just a political diplomacy for keeping Papua as part of Indonesia.

“The goal is to grasp as much as possible the Pacific leaders to concern towards the Indonesian Policy to West Papua and to fight the increasingly international and regional pressures in supporting West Papua,” said Kepa.


For that reason, the Fiji Intelligent provided the high protection a week before the president’s arrival to anticipate the people’s movement to support West Papua in front of the President Yudhoyono.  Even the intelligent paid attention to the presence of the Fiji senior journalist, Netani Rika in the forum. The police banned him to the forum. “He is too vocal,” a secret agent sad to the Fiji Times by phone a day before the forum. (Jubi/PCC/ Fiji Times.Com/rom)

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