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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 17:47 WIB

Victor Yeimo : OPM Threats of War Were Exaggerated

Chairman of West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor Yeimo - Jubi

Chairman of West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor Yeimo - Jubi

Chairman of West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor Yeimo - Jubi

Chairman of West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor Yeimo – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – The Chairman of West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor Yeimo, said threats of an open war allegedly made by OPM leaders Enden Wanimbo and Puron Wenda were exaggerated.

“It was intentionally blown up by the Indonesian media. It’s an intelligence operation to dismiss and obscure the peaceful struggle of West Papuan people in their support for the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) to become a member of Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG),” Yeimo told Jubi on Tuesday (26/5/2015).

Further, he said the claims were an attempt to cover up the murders, intimidation and arrests against the West Papuans in their current nonviolent activities.
“As usual, the paid journalists have been used as countered. Their used a tactic to manipulate the issue of West Papua’s struggle to become a member of MSG with violence. Therefore it becomes a reason for MSG to refuse the ULMWP’s application,” added Yeimo.

Yeimo explained the declaration of war by OPM leaders in any Papuan regions wasn’t new. Without the declaration, the Papua Free Movement and Indonesian Security Forces in Papua are actually at war at any place and any time. “I hope the West Papuan people to keep focus on the current agenda of the national struggle,” said Yeimo.

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The Papuan figure Filep Karma who is serving 15 years in prison for raising the morning star flag in 2004 earlier told the news was a hoax blown up by media. “We have to be careful. It’s a hoax blown up by journalists. We don’t know what the purpose is and who’s behind it. We have to learn to identify who’s the real journalist and who’s the agitator,” Filep Karma told Jubi on Monday (25/5/2015). (Victor Mambor/rom)

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