Buchtar Tabuni Call for Prayer to Welcome Vanuatu’s New PM

Bucthar Tabuni - Jubi
Bucthar Tabuni – Jubi

Jubi – The chairman of the National Parliament of West Papua (PNWP) and board member of United Liberation Committee for West Papua Movement (ULMWP) appealed to all members of the Regional Parliament (PRD) and the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) across Papua to pray and congratulate Vanuatu’s new prime minister, Sato Kilman.

“I appeal to the honorable, the leadership and members of the PRD 23 and 28 throughout the country KNPB West Papua to immediately take action by praying and congratulating Mr Kilman order to continue to maintain the position of Vanuatu to stand with the struggle for self-determination of the people of West Papua,” Buchtar Tabuni said on his personal Facebook wall on Tuesday (16/06/2015).

Tabuni also liked to thank Joe Natuman, Vanuatu’s former prime minister, who has helped facilitate the reunification of West Papua’s independence movement.

“To the former prime minister, Joe Natuman, we would like to thank you for your political stance that has helped to facilitate the unification of West Papua independence movement in West Papua last year and gave birth ULMWP Vanuatu and register it to the secretariat of MSG, so that the application is in the hands ULMWP current leadership MSGto be discussed at the summit in Honiara, Solomon Island in two coming weeks, “he wrote.

As reported previously by Jubi, Vanuatu has changed its prime minister in a move that will destabilize relations Pacific countries’ with Indonesia and West Papua.

Vanuatu Prime Minister, Joe Natuman has been overthrown by members of Parliament of Vanuatu on Thursday (11/06/2015) and replaced by Sato Kilman who was fired as foreign minister last week.

Three members of parliament turned from Natuman in order to overthrow the government.

This change could potentially affect on consideration of the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit in the Solomon Islands June 18 later. In a summit of the leaders of the MSG will be discussed also the application filed by the people of West Papua through the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) Indonesia has gained observer status and wants to increase it to associate member. (Arnold Belau/ Tina)