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“Indonesia said, ‘The Papuans are our citizens but they are your people’, referring to their rightful place in Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)."
Paula Makabory of ULMWP makes the statement at the end of their weeklong meeting in Port Vila last Sunday.
She alleges Indonesia’s statement is clear that Jakarta recognises West Papua’s rightful place in MSG.
With the count down now on towards the opening of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, next week, the confidence is also rising among Leaders of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua that all Melanesian member countries are now more than ready to vote West Papua to full membership of MSG.
Paula Makabory says, "The MSG nakamal is the right place to sort out our problems so West Papua must be accepted into this nakamal to sort out its problems”.
Makabory also touched on the current land development on the border with Papua New Guinea for palm oil and children reportedly dying in large numbers of measles. “The urgent focus now is for Melanesian leaders to recognise and act decisively to safeguard the right for Papuans to live on their own land in their own country,” she says.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST/PACNEWS
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