INDONESIA ACCUSES VANUATU OF SUPPORTING SEPARATIST MOVEMENT IN PAPUA

The IDTToday.co reports the Indonesian government accuses Vanuatu’s motive of raising the issue of Papua to the United Nations (UN) not based on concern for human rights, but rather the country’s interest in supporting separatist movements in Indonesia. Indonesian Foreign Ministry Diplomat Rayyanul Sangaji said in his first right of reply session (1st Right of …

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Wiranto: Benny Wenda will be Arrested if he Returns to Indonesia

Indonesia’s Tempo reports coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Wiranto declared that he would arrest the leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda, if he decides to return to Indonesia. Benny is considered to be the instigator behind the widespread protests across numerous areas in Papua and West …

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Benny Wenda Criticizes Jokowi, Lauds Gus Dur in Papua

The leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, slammed President Joko Widodo saying despite his frequent visits to Papua, he did not solve any problem. According to Benny, the military presence in the region did not represent Jokowi’s stance. “No Indonesian President has understood Papua’s problems like Gus Dur,” said Benny …

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Indonesian Police, State Intelligence & Cyber Agency Team Up to Probe Foreign Involvement in Papua Unrest

The Indonesian Police, State Intelligence and Cyber Encryption Agency are currently investigating reports of foreigners supporting the Free Papua Movement (OPM). Police Chief General Tito Karnavian has exposed the involvement of some foreigner in the string of riots in Papua and West Papua. “We are investigating the suspects but we cannot spill it yet” said …

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