Ricky Binihi |
Onews,-- Vanuatu’s next government, if a motion of not trust against PM Sato
Kilman succeeds in Parliament, will work more with the people of West
Papua and Vanuatu could cut diplomatic relations with Indonesia.
That was the message the dignitaries and sympathizers of the West
Papua cause heard when the Morning Star flag was hoisted at Vete’s
Headquarters in Port Vila to commemorate West Papua’s Independence since
Former Head of State Mr Kalkot Matas Kelekele, Melanesian Progressive
Party President and former Vanuatu Prime Minister, Barak Sope, the
President of the Graon and Jastis Party MP Ralph Regenvanu, former
Foreign Affairs Ministers MP Joe Natuman, MPP Malekula MP Sai Esmon, Dr
John Ondawame, West Papua outspoken leader Andy Ayamiseba, and members
of the Vete hierarchy were all present on December 1.
Former President Matas Kelekele who reportedly told the President of
Indonesia he still prayed for the Melanesians in West Papua said
"colonization by the Indonesians of West Papua is a sin.”
Vanuatu former PM Sope said the MPP does not recognize West Papua as
part of Indonesia and it will never do so and that "the struggle for
West Papua must continue because victory is certain.”
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Natuman said the relations between
Jakarta and Port Vila must be "terminated” because he alleged that in
the past two years Indonesia has provided funds to individual Vanuatu
politicians and not the Nation.
Four government backbenchers moved to join the Opposition that Friday
so when GJP President MP Regenvanu took the stage on Sunday he said the
government that will be elected on December 10 will ensure that West
Papua becomes a priority.
Members at the ceremony that was organized by former MP David Abel
and Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr Alul Ravue heard that after
the 51 years of struggle 600, 000 West Papuas have died and 7 Million
Indonesians have migrated to West Papua and have diluted the cause for
Independence of West Papua is coming.
Mr Shem Rarua who has been mandated by the West Papuan Council to
speak at the occasion announced that they have now decided to register
West Papua cause to the International Court of Justice in Hague and they
are confident Vanuatu’s brothers and sisters of West Papua will be
Orginal News:Vanuatu Daily Post