Daily Archives: July 14, 2010

West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda interviewed on national UK television news

Meridian Regional News, UK
Watch the television news report here

David Cameron is enjoying a surge in popularity. Not with his constituents or even in Britain but thousands of miles away in one of the most unlikely places.

An unexpected meeting with tribal leader, Benny Wenda, in his Oxfordshire constituency has led to the Prime Minister being hailed a hero in West Papua, part of Indonesia with a population of nearly 3 million.

Benny Wenda has been given political asylum here in Britain after he was jailed for demonstrating for his country’s freedom from Indonesia. He now hopes David Cameron can make the West Papuan dream come true. He’s been talking to our Features Editor Reshma Rumsey .