Clifford Faiparik for Asia Pacific Report in Port Moresby ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Powes Parkop. National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is pushing for Bougainville and West Papua to gain independence from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia respectively. Parkop said this in no uncertain terms during a West Papua.
Radio New Zealand reports: Vanuatu’s foreign minister, Ralph Regenvanu, has dismissed criticism from the Indonesian government for including the United Liberation Movement (ULMWP) for West Papua in its meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. In a statement, the Indonesian Ambassador to the UN strongly condemned Vanuatu’s action, claiming the country.
A group of UK parliamentarians have welcomed the handing over of the West Papuan People’s Petition to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. In a statement, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, representing parliamentarians from all of the UK’s major political parties, said: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua.