Suva , 28/5 ( Jubi ) – Papuan activist Sebby Sambom is surprised to read the news that three clans — Tabuni, Jikwa and Kogoya — dominate legislative seats throughout Papua.
Some people believed that the three clans are closely connected to the Papua Independence Movement but it is not true.
Earlier, chairman of the Papua Amber, Mega Petrodaz revealed that by the results of the study after the announcement of the names of candidates at the central , provincial, regencies and city levels, discovered that the three clans dominated the legislative seats.
“Although, they come from the same clans, the people who are fighting for Papuan independence never seek wealth from Indonesian table, “ Sambom said.
“They are not Kogoya – Tabuni , Wenda and Jikwa Tabuni who are speaking about Papuan independence, but they are people who want to accumulate wealth and forage by the colonial Government of Republic of Indonesia,” he added.
Sambom said Tabunis, Kogoyas, Wendas and Jikwas who are fighting for independence never ask the government of the Republic of Indonesia for anything. They still exist to fight for the political rights of the people of West Papua nation to achieve full independence.
Some of them are now members of the legislature and have no power to defend the rights of the Papua people , because the colonial money influence their thinking. They have become comfortable with the positions. Sambom cited as an example his friend , Yeke Melkias Gombo , who used to speak out for Papuan independence and had been sent to the Abepura prison.
His was even once forced by the police to take the paper that says Papua Merdeka and also to drink his own urine, the activist said. However, after becoming a member of the legislative period 2009-2014, he has become silent and never defended activists and also the people who were killed by the Indonesian military.
Sambom said other members of the Legislature are likely to do the same because they are only after money, wealth and women.
“We still exist for Papuan independence and still exist. Still, it is difficult to believe them, Papuan people who are members of the legislature.”
Meanwhile, Fakhabuk , another Papuan activist told Jubi via short message.
“We, Papuans what we do is always suspected of this or that group. It makes us unable to build our country freely.” (Jubi / Mawel / Tina)