Foreign Fractions Are Behind Free Papua Issue, Councilor Says

Pro Indonesia Groups held a protest in front of Papua House Representative - Jubi
Pro Indonesia Groups held a protest in front of Papua House Representative – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Third Deputy Chairman of Papua Legislative Council, Yanni suggested that outsiders or foreign countries were behind calls for Papuan independence.

Further she warned about the game played by foreign parties by providing support to organizations voicing independence for Papua.

“Papua has natural resources abundantly. I am not sure if these foreign fractions were sincere in helping that organization. It must have other intention behind it. To theses foreign fractions we must be alert,” said Yanni on Saturday (4/6/2016).

According to her, many often mentioned in media social that several countries in Europe, Pacific and America endorse Papua’s separation from Indonesia.

“I am also sure it is connected with Freeport. The more criticism over Freeport, the more we undermine and disturb Freeport, the more disturbance we got in Papua because Freeport was established through a political deal,” she said.

She said there is a scenario played behind the existence of organization undermining the integrity of Indonesia. Therefore she reminded people for not being easily provoked and stay united.

“If people is united, we would not easily be compromised. I am sure there are foreign fractions behind all of these. Everyone wants a peaceful Papua. It’s our responsibility,” she said.

Meanwhile in his oration, Deputy Chairman of Bara NKRI Kumar said the Act of Free Choice (Pepera) is final. The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia or death is clear! Do not let such culprits for taking benefit and popularity from the world “freedom”.

“The security force was decisive. Only few people or groups expressed the voice of freedom. Indonesia has been independent since long time ago,” said Kumar.

Further he said no more distinction of ethnic, race and religion. But how all levels of society could live in peace on this land. The security force must be assertive towards few people or groups who express the voice of independence. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)