West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for…

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has the capacity to resolve the issue regarding West Papua, says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Movement chairman Benny Wenda was yesterday invited to speak at the MSG leaders’ summit in Port Moresby…
KTT MSG, ULMWP Klaim Dapat Mandat OPM Wakili Papua

PORT VILA, SATUHARAPAN.COM – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), organisasi yang menaungi elemen-elemen pro penentuan nasib sendiri Papua, mengklaim pihaknya mengantongi mandat dari Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) untuk mewakili rakyat Papua di forum Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Pernyataan…

Members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) have conveyed congratulatory message to newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, MP Ralph Regenvanu. In a letter addressed to Minister Regenvanu, Spokesperson for ULMWP, Jacob Rumbiak stated,…
Indonesian minister wants Papua activists arrested

Indonesia’s Minister of Defence has called for members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be arrested when they return to the country. The pro-independence organisation has just concluded a summit in Vanuatu, where the UK-based activist Benny…
Wenda elected as new head of West Papuan liberation movement

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has elected the exiled independence leader Benny Wenda as its new leader. Mr Wenda effectively replaces Octo Mote who was the general-secretary of the Movement, which is West Papuans’ premier organisation for advancing…
Vanuatu gives West Papua group access to land, building

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will hand over the title to a plot of land with a building on it to the leaders of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua this afternoon. The ceremony to hand over the title…
Joe Natuman: We are All Melanesians

“We are all Melanesian,” said Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We regard it as an obligation to help one another.” Mr Natuman recounted the history of West Papua from post-WWII days, and remarked at the end that the…
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai: ULMWP Unity

“In order to maintain this level of engagement I ask that the United Liberation Movement of West Papua ensure there is a strong coordination of all the international activities. “I call for unity of resolve and action. Governments in the region…