West Papuan leader taken into custody in dramatic arrest

Activists say Buchtar Tabuni, seen as a mastermind of recent protests, was forcibly taken into custody by armed troops A West Papuan independence group has accused the Indonesian police of “abducting” a leading West Papuan activist in a dramatic arrest…
ULMWP: Strong Support from Pacific Islands

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak greeted with emotion the strong support from some Pacific leaders – particularly Tonga and Vanuatu. Papuan tribute to Tonga “We are happy that it has taken the 50th session of…
West Papua – the Next East Timor

The Indonesia’s “Look East” Diplomacy entails stepping up on its propaganda against United Liberation Movement For West Papua or ULMWP. This is legitimated by the proposition that to go against ULMWP is for the best interests of the People of…
UK High Commissioner Arrives

By Dan McGarry Vanuatu rolled out a unique welcome yesterday to Karen Bell, the newly-arrived High Commissioner to Vanuatu. The first ever all-woman honour guard to welcome a foreign dignitary paraded for Ms Bell on the State House lawn. As God…
West Papuan forces unite in historic moment on path to independence

WEST PAPUAN military factions have united under the political leadership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), in a historic declaration announced today. The Vanimo Border Declaration, which sees three groups come together as the West Papuan Army,…
West Papua rebels unite to form new army

Armed rebel groups in Indonesia’s West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command. A release from the office of the chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, says it’s the…
West Papuan Liberation Movement applies for full MSG membership

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…