A PAPUA New Guinea Government minister, speaking as a private citizen, has said it is time PNG made a bold stand for the independence struggle of the mostly Melanesian indigenous of the Indonesian province of West Papua, PACNEWS reports.
Health minister Michael Malabag posted on social media site, Sharp Talk, Monday that "sooner or later PNG has to ... bring it before the United Nations Assembly”.
"Enough is enough,” Malabag wrote, stating that he was making his comments in a private capacity.
Malabag said: "The West Papua issue bugs me all the time.
"PNG has a number of advocates including Governor (Powes) Parkop.
"Indonesia is the biggest Muslim nation in the world and I can understand PNG diplomacy where it matters most but does it have to be like this all the time.
"Indonesia has encroached our homeland both in Western and West Sepik and that is a reality.
"I am a government minister but I
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