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17 January 2014

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I can see the approach that the Australian and the Melanesian Government are undertaking to befriend and learn their ways and means in a diplomatic way.

However, I am confident that, the Freedom Campaign For West Papua will not take another fifty (50) years for Indonesia to see a repeat of "East Timor".

It's advisable that they grant freedom to West Papua NOW or they suffer their repeated dose of humiliation in a world that is more open and free with the advent of ICT.

You would also expect that PNG would be at the forefront in championing West Papua's cause.

Imagine if Western Australia was invaded by a country like Indonesia. The other states would do their utmost to free her. (Then again, it's only WA I suppose?).

If Indonesia is not a potential threat to PNG, as some commentators here seem to believe, why is PNG so careful not to offend them?

The West Papuans quest for independence goes back before the Indonesian invasion. Back then they called themselves Papua Barat and they had a flag similar to the Morning Star. The Dutch offered encouragement in the same way that Australia supported PANGU.

Apart from Vanuatu and the governor of the NCD, Powes Parkop, no one in PNG seems to care (and Martyn of course, who flies the Morning Star on his website).

The world should be ashamed at the acceptance of the behaviour of indonesia in West Papua. In particular the Australian Government who has been very much aware of the treatment of West Papuan citizens since the 1960's.

Even last year the foreign minister went to indonesia and praised the indonesian government on the way they were handling the problems in West Papua.Was she kidding.

Look up the Australian secret files and become aware of the situation before making such an uninformed statement.

I did not give indonesia a capital letter as they don't deserve one.

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