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23. September 2006, 25. September 2006
TNI Commander: beware of efforts to internationalize Papua
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Defense Forces` Commander
Marshal Djoko Suyanto said here on Wednesday Indonesia must watch
out for efforts of foreign non-governmental organizations to raise
the Papua issue at international forums.
Foreign NGOs accused for lobbying UN to separate Papua from
Indonesian military sees a number of foreign non-government
organizations have actively lobbied the United Nations in an effort
to get support for breaking away Papua province from Indonesia,
military Commander Air Marshal Joko Suyanto said here
The commander said that the NGOs had asked bishop Desmon Tutu from
Africa to jointly seek support from the international body.
"I get information from our representative in the UN that some NGOs
have begun persuading bishop Desmon Tutu to help them lobbying
Papua case in the UN," he said.
The commander cited that the bishop was a very famous and
influential leader in the United Nations.
"We must be alert on the move of the NGO's that use famous people
for their goal of breaking Papua from Indonesia," he said.
Indonesia excluded three Australian television crews last week due
to enter the easternmost province of Indonesia illegally.
The vast province of Papua was incorporated into Indonesia in 1969
under a UN-backed vote by community leaders after Jakarta took over
the province from Dutch colonial rule in 1963.
But, the international rights group have criticized the UN vote
process as unfair.
Papuan rebels have campaigned for more than 30 years to break away
A draft letter which your government could send to the United
Nations to end the colonization and genocide of West Papua.
To the United Nations General Assembly,
We call for the United Nations to now resume its decolonization
obligation in relation to West New Guinea by facilitating an act of
self determination in compliance with UN GA Resolutions 1514 and
1541, and the "New York Agreement" of August 1962 as noted in UN GA
We understand that the Republic of Indonesia being a member of the
United Nations did support UN GA Resolutions 1514 and 1541 in
November 1960; but under United States pressure defied those
Resolutions in August 1962 by signing an agreement which both
acknowledged West New Guinea's status as a colony and provided for
an eight year delay of self-determination.
Although colonial control was transfered to Indonesia from the
Kingdom of the Netherlands without consent of the people of West
New Guinea, the colony's name should have remain on the UN list of
Non Self-Governing territories, and Indonesia requested to continue
supply of information under Article 73e of the United Nations
Charter as the Netherlands had been doing since the 1950s. It is
with great regreat that reading UN Resolution 2504 we observe no
act of self-determination has yet taken place, and that the IMF and
World Bank funded transmigration program moving almost a million
foreign nationals from Asia to this Pacific island nation now makes
Term 18 of the New York Agreement essential to any fair act of
self-determination. Specifically "eligibility of all adults, male
and female, not foreign nationals to participate in the act of
self-determination to be carried out in accordance with
international practice" must be assured.
We again ask for the United Nations to end its forty four year
moratorium on the decolonization of West New Guinea.
Peta Sejarah - Papua - History Maps
West Papua / HISTORY
History: Summary of Early Indonesian History
UN Scandals in West Papua History
By Sem Karoba (PDP Facilitator for Europe)
West Papua history line
West Papua: Historical timeline West Papua: Historical timeline
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