*** 50 Years since the Act of free Choice ***

“it was just a whitewash. The mood at the United Nations was to get rid of this problem as quickly as possible, Nobody gave a thought to the fact that there were a million people there who had their fundamental human rights trampled. Suharto was a terrible dictator. How could anyone have seriously believed that all voters unanimously decided to join his regime? Unanimity like that is unknown in democracies.”

– Chakravarthy Narasimhan, the U.N. undersecretary general who handled the Act of free choice.

Indonesia claims sovereignty over West Papua with the 1969 Act of free choice. It has since been widely accepted that Indonesia’s claim to rule West Papua is based on fraud and lies and that the Act of free Choice was illegal under international law.

For a full legal analysis of the Act of free choice please read this report.
https://www.ilwp.org/…/West_Papua_and_the_right_to_self-det…

West Papua has a legal right to self determination, decolonisation and independence if the people freely and fairly choose it.

An internationally supervised referendum on independence is the peaceful and dignified solution for West Papua.

#SelfDetermination
#Referendum
#FreeWestPapua

A peaceful prosperous future await us if we overcome fear!

Today was a milestone for the campaign for Free West Papua. Accompanying the Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Mr Benny Wenda we meet with Prime Minister Hon. Manaseh Sogovare of the Solomons and the Opposition leader Hon. Mathew Wale.

Both leaders are strong advocates of the plight of our people of West Papua and the for the campaign for Free Papua. We come away hearten by their conviction and sympathy for our people of West Papua.

We left them with a message and plea to be courageous, brave and fearless!

Fear has been the basis of policies of all the countries for the last 57 years including Indonesia and this policy has failed to solve the crisis in West Papua nor has it improve the lives of our people. It’s a failed policy!

When we overcome fear, be courageous and fearless we will secure a more peaceful and prosperous future that will benefit our region including Indonesia.

Tonight we meet with all the Activist from the West Papua Solidarity network; Wansolwara network for West Papua and civil society leaders and activist. We both feel inspired and confident that the campaign for Free West Papua will reach a tipping point soon.

We salute you all our people of the Solomons!

RIP kaka Dai John Tekwie ~ Turut Berduka Cita atas berpulangnya Kaka Dai John Tekwie ke pangkuan Bapa di sorga

Tahun 1999, dua kali pertemuan saya secara pribadi dengan almarhum kk Dai John Tekwie seorang yang pernah menjabat sebagai Gubernur Sandown Province. Beliau juga adalah anak adat kampung Lido, Vanimo Propinsi Matahari terbenam Papua New Guinea.

Hari ini mendengar kepergian beliau untuk selamanya sejak kemarin dulu ke pangkuan Bapa disorga.

Kamipun turut berduka cita dan merasakan kehilangan salah satu sosok pemimpin terbaik Papua New Guinea. Aro sayang, walaupun kaka Dai pergi, secara pribadi kamipun akan mengenang semua peran beliau dalam perjuangan bangsa orang Papua Melanesia hari ini.

Dukungan besar almarhum kaka Dai John Tekwie bisa saya gambarkan sedikit disini.

Dua kali pertemuan dengan beliau saat itu tentu mengajarkan kami bahwa kaka Brother tuan John Tekwie adalah seorang anak adat yang punya hati besar mendukung Papua Barat Merdeka.

Pertemuan pertama di ruang pribadi kantor Gubernurnya di Vanimo (Pertemuan tertutup dengan almarhum John Tekwie). Pertemuan kedua di kampung Ambai alias kampung Lido sebutan masyarakat kampung Lido Vanimo karena dukungan beliau dan keluarga besar kampung Lido kepada kami saat mengatur beberapa kali pertemuan Nonviolent Training Workshop berlangsung di perbatasan Vanimo dan Port Numbay. Demikian pelayanan rohani lainnyapun beliau dan masyarakat kampung Lido memberikan dukungan yang besar senantiasa.

Tapi sayang belum berakhir perjuangan Papua Barat Merdeka hari ini. Almarhum kaka Dai John Tekwie pergi meninggalkan keluarga dan kita semua. Ada rasa suka cita tersendiri saat kita bersama waktu itu tahun 1999 di kota Vanimo. Kini kau pergi untuk selamanya meninggalkan pesan moral itu dibalik suasana duka. Pesanmu”Free West Papua adalah kerinduan kita semua”.

Aro sayang… Kamipun turut berduka-cita yang mendalam atas kepergian almarhum kaka Dai John Tekwie selamanya. Tuhan memberkati

Dokumentasi foto kaka Dai John Tekwie di pantai kampung Lido dan pelayanan rohani saudara saudari pemuda gereja Bethel Pentakosta Dok VIII dari Tim KKR tahun 1999 oleh Pdt Indra Karubaba melayani ibadah dan diterjemahkan oleh saudara Jonah Wenda di kampung Lido, Vanimo, PNG.

Source: Facebook.com

Take Back PNG, Give back West Papua, Richest black Christian nation

By all means, not possible unless West Papua is self governance.

Economic prosperity in PNG is not determined by happens in Australia and New Zealand but by what happens in the ASEAN.

Australia cannot be relied on if PNG intends to become the richest black christian nation in the region, let alone the world because it has made itself become a multi cultural country and its economy thrives on multiculturism, and for Australia to support a one race, one religion, richest country in the world immediately automates thick unseen wall of offensive unspoken rejection by Australia, and all those countries that propogate and practise multiculturism.

Same for New Zealand but or both countries put together.

Therefore in order for PNG to become the richest black Christian nation, PNG must by all purpose and intent under the Prime Ministership of Hon, James Marape, the very person who personified the idealic dream…ensure West Papua is free to self governance.

Prime Minister must ensure a Melanesian country exist on the same thing piece of the Melanesian island, of a thousand tribes and lunguage, customs, rituals, chants, songs and dance from Sorong to Samarai is healthy living ornament.

Only then will be PNG have a realistic hope of being the richest black Christian nation in the world. Self Governance of West Papua is the bridge between Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Phillipines etc…

Yet another white elephant so to speak is the Chinese influence in PNG through the world provision of its money lending.

Indonesia is concern.

China is still upset with Indonesia of the massacre of Chinese people in Makassar, Medan and the island of Lombok. Chinese traders traders of Islam religion have coming to Indonesia from 1400 BC onwards, and their presence on these Javanese resulted in these killings.

Suffice to suggest there is long standing dislike.

China dont like Indonesia per say, and to the extent that feeling is mutual, so Chinese friendship with PNG by virtue of the Exim Banks loan does not sit well with Indonesia, because if PNG asks the Chinese to flex its #SoftPowerapproach in the ASEAN community for West Papua to free and self governance, in order for PNG to attain its status as the richest black Christian nation in the world.

Indonesia prefers it is the one that provides economic reprieve to PNG, but PNG asked China instead.

Prime Minister James Marape will fail to attain his dream of making PNG the richest black nation in the the world if West Papua is not self govern.

Source: Facebook.com

Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi Expresses Condolences for the Death of John Talu Tekwie
Condolences to the Passing Away of John Talu Tekwei
Condolences to the Passing Away of John Talu Tekwei

In an official statement, from the Central Defense Headquarters of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), an affiliate Command of the West Papua Army (WPA), Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi expresses “Deep Condolences” to the passing away of WPRA’s great fellow and one of the key players within the independence movement of the Republic of West Papua within the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

Gen. Tabi explains that “Sandaun Lost a Leader and West Papua Lost a Voice” because the Late Takwie has been very strong supporter of West Papua as he himself is partly a West Papuan blood and he has been supporting West Papua since his childhood.

According to his son, before he died, he said many times

Vanimo – West Papua, Vanimo – West Papua, Vanimo – West Papua, Vanimo West Papua, Vanimo, West Papua, until he stopped breating.

One of the General Tabi’s high ranking officials also received a text message in the morning, saying,

Hi Good Morning. Let the people back home know that I am arriving at Vanimo Airport tomorrow morning. Please tell our brother-in-law organise vehicle to pick me up at Vanimo. I am going home.

Gen. Tabi also explains there has been a series of meetings held between himself representing WPRA – WPA and the Late Tekwie, discussing the possibility of setting up WPA Central Defense Headquarters in Papua New Guinea.