Bobii: INDONESIA CAUSES DELAY IN MSG FORUM DECISION ON WEST PAPUAN MEMBERSHIP

by Selpius Bobii in Abepura Prison, West Papua

21 December, 2013

Opinion / Analysis

In June 2013 the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Djoko Suyanto invited the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to send a delegation to visit Indonesia(1).  At the 19th Summit of the MSG on 21 June 2013 the MSG leadership determined that the question of the application for MSG membership by West Papua would be decided at the latest within 6 months of that meeting, following receipt of a report on a visit to Indonesia by the MSG member Foreign Ministers.

It is now 6 months to the day since that decision was made and yet the MSG Foreign Ministers have not yet visited Indonesia due to the lack of certainty concerning the invitation from Indonesia.  It is now clear that Indonesia’s supposed invitation was but a political snare to delay the MSG leadership’s decision regarding West Papua’s application for MSG membership.  Meanwhile Indonesia has been busy throughout this 6 months lobbying and making offers to the individual MSG member states in order to influence the outcome of that decision.

Indonesia is extremely sly and cunning in the way it plays its ‘Indonesian puppet’ politics. It was with the very same slyness that enabled Indonesia to succeed in annexing West Papua into the Republic of Indonesia in the 1960s and which has enabled Indonesia to maintain its hold on Papua ever since. Indonesia has undertaken all possible means to influence the international community such that West Papua to this date remains within the region of RI’s power, and Indonesia’s invitation to the MSG in June 2013 was but one of RI’s political strategies to that end.  It was an intentional ploy to cause Papua’s efforts to become a member of the MSG to fail.

From the time news was heard of Indonesia’s invitation to the MSG, the indigenous Papuan community already knew that Indonesia would not follow through in fulfilling its commitment to enable the MSG visit to Jakarta and Papua; and that has now become a reality.  Meanwhile almost all of the member nations of the MSG have fallen right into the snares set by Indonesia, allowing themselves to be manipulated so as to meet Indonesia’s purpose of defeating Papua’s application for MSG membership.

Indonesia has not only tricked the Melanesian nations individually in this way and has tricked them as a united body in the MSG regarding the supposed invitation, but has at the same time deceived the international community in regards to the same. So many have been hoping and waiting for the outcome of this matter, many of whom have made sacrifices to uphold truth, justice and dignity of the West Papuan people.

Indonesia’s deceit of the MSG Forum in this way just serves to heighten the perception in the international community and for some of the MSG members that Indonesia as a state is chronically lying to the world. There have been endless occasions when RI has wilfully lied in order to maintain its hold on West Papua within Indonesia and so many have been deceived by Indonesia’s cunning and sly ways in this regard. The tragic consequence being that as a result many parties have chosen to ignore the urgent humanitarian problems in West Papua, problems the ramifications of which are most horrifying indeed. Problems that Indonesia for 50 years has gone to great efforts to hide from the world.  And so determination of the legal and political status of Papua according to international law has also been delayed.

Discussions in relation to the human rights violations and the legal and political status of the West Papuan nation at the 19th Summit of the MSG in Noumea, gave a breath of fresh air and new hope to the indigenous community of West Papua. To a people who have been under the cruel colonial domination of Indonesia and its allies for over 50 years. It is dearly hoped that this new hope born of the 19th MSG Summit will not just elapse like the passing of time; and that it will not be brought down by the many offers made by the Indonesian government and its allies to the MSG member states.  Rather the Melanesian people of Papua hope and pray that the stated commitment of the 19th MSG forum will be upheld and defended, seeing West Papua given full membership at the MSG and consequently of the Pacific Islands Forum.  Such that in time the problem of Papua can be dealt with by the official mechanisms of the United Nations and the nation of Papua become independent and set free from all forms of tyranny, oppression and enslavement.

The commitment of the MSG Forum at this time is indeed being sorely tested. Will the MSG leadership have the courage to decide in the near future to make West Papua a full member of the MSG without having to wait for a report from a now much delayed visit of the MSG member Foreign Ministers to Indonesia? Or will the MSG leadership delay that decision and succumb to the influence of the cunning politics of Indonesia and its allies?

The indigenous community of Papua and those in the international community who care about the fate of West Papuans, are following the political wake from the last MSG Summit. All are awaiting a decision of certainty on West Papua’s application for MSG membership as a first real and effective step towards eventually bringing the problem of the legal and political status of West Papua to the mechanisms of the United Nations.  As the people of Papua have not struggled for more than 50 years  to take something that rightfully belongs to another, but rather to have the sovereign independence of the people of Papua recognised by the world.

Footnotes:

1. That invitation was conveyed by Suyanto when he met with the Fijian Prime Minister (at that time the Chairperson of the MSG) in Suva, Fiji. 

Selpius Bobii is the  General Chairperson of Front PEPERA.  This article is written from Abepura Prison, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

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4 thoughts on “Bobii: INDONESIA CAUSES DELAY IN MSG FORUM DECISION ON WEST PAPUAN MEMBERSHIP

  1. I am left in wonder how this fierce flagrant determination of this Indonesian government in their sly ways and means of continuing their violent oppressions, be it in military sweeps, or be it planned massacres upon the Indigenous land-owners and the multitudes of tribal village people, in the lands of Papua/West Papua.
    Where stand the United Nations in regard to this widely known of slaughter and genocide?

  2. Bung admin, anda bikin malu saja kaum intelektual Papua lainnya!

    Tiap negara punya cara sendiri mempertahankan kedaulatan bangsanya!

    Papua mau merdeka?
    Silahkan jika mau seperti kaum Indian yang hancur oleh pelarian Inggris akhirnya jadi lah Amerika!

    Atau Aborigin saja yang tidak ada kabarnya di Australia sana!

    Kalian pikir Amerika, Australia, Belanda mau support Papua merdeka buat apa??

    Karna kasian dengan ‘dongeng’ sedih kalian yang di aniaya RI?!

    Semua karna kekayaan alam Papua!!

    Mereka tidak perlu kalian, tetapi kekayaan alam Papua yang mereka butuhkan!!

    Mengaca sana di Timor Leste, minta merdeka yang ada kekayaan alam satu-satunya di Selat Timor di kuasai Australia!
    Negara paling miskin di Asean!
    Negara paling korup!
    Negara dengan perebutan kekuasaan serta konflik suku!

    Jangan sebut nama Yesus jika mata anda buta tidak bisa melihat fakta!
    Jangan sebut nama Tuhan jika ada uang yang di cari miras, perempuan dan palak orang!
    Jangan sebut Kristen jika sedikit-sedikit palang ‘tanah adat’!!

    Indonesia berikan orang Papua sebebas-bebasnya atur pemerintahan Papua!
    Bahkan jadi Mentri sekalipun jika anda kompeten!
    Namun apa?
    Masyarakat kalian sendiri yang jadi pejabat cuma tau KORUPSI!
    Sekarang saja sudah Korupsi habis-habisan, apalagi kalau merdeka??
    Muka gila ini tanah Papua tidak akan lebih baik dari sekarang!!

    Tokoh kalian di bunuh??
    Siapa suruh separatis?
    Siapa suruh tembak sana sini?
    Siapa suruh bunuh anggota?

    Anda manusia?
    Dendam tidak jika teman, saudara atau keluarga kalian di bunuh??
    Tentara juga manusia yang tidak luput dari dendam sehingga lepas kendali!
    Jadi tindakan sepihak mereka benar?
    Tidak!
    Tapi itulah manusia!
    Bukan robot!

    Jangan lupa bung pembantaian pendatang, dari IBU HAMIL, ANAK-ANAK SAMPAI BALITA di Wamena!
    Kalian boleh bantai PENDATANG, terus pendatang tidak boleh BANTAI anda?!!
    Tidak akan ada ASAP jika tidak ada API!!!

    Tidak akan ada konflik jika orang Papua mau berusaha, belajar, bekerja dan berdoa!
    Tapi pada dasarnya kalian mau enaknya saja!!
    Kalian pikir tanah banyak, ah jual saja asal dapat uang beli miras dan cari ‘paha putih’!!
    Uang habis, tanah habis ya PALANG!
    Kalah di pengadilan, sudah MERDEKA saja jadi bisa dapat kembali semua plus ada bangunan sama mobil!

    Itu GOBLOK namanya!
    Gimana kalian mau maju jika pola pikir bar-bar seperti itu?!

    Sudahlah tidak perlu kalian Munafik pakai bawa HAM segala macam!
    Jujurlah pada diri sendiri, saya 30 tahun bung di Papua!

    Papua masih hutan tidak ada apa-apa saat saya injakkan kaki di sini!
    Kasihan para pejuang asli Papua lihat generasi mudanya memiliki pemikiran BOBROK seperti anda.

    Indonesia sudah berikan masyarakat Papua kebebasan sebebas-bebasnya, tergantung anda sekalian menjalaninya.
    Tapi karna PAMALAS, MENTAL KORUPTOR, MENTAL PAMABUK, MENTAL MAU HIDUP ENAK TAPI TRA MAU SUSAH!
    Jadi minta Merdeka saja!
    Sungguh jika mampu di ubah pemikiran masyarakat Papua tidak seperti di atas, saya yakin tidak ada yang minta MERDEKA dan mereka akan malu sama sifat dan watak mereka yang dulu.

    Maaf bung jika kasar, tapi kalian terlalu BEBAL jika di beritahu baik-baik.
    BACALAH, PAHAMI, RESAPI dan BERCERMINLAH…

    Hidup NKRI . . .
    NKRI HARGA MATI ! ! !

    1. Ini bukan negara Anda, dan itu bukan tanah Anda. Menghormati hak rakyat Papua Barat untuk memilih sendiri, dan tidak membunuh mereka karena ingin memiliki suara. Jika Anda tidak membunuh orang Papua untuk secara damai mengekspresikan diri mereka sendiri, maka orang lain tidak akan membunuh keluarga Anda, setelah Anda membunuh mereka.

      Jangan mau dibunuh? Dapatkan neraka keluar dari Papua dan kembali ke negara Anda sendiri.

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