An entry in the Crocodile Prize
PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum
Award for Essays & Journalism
SINCE the decision by Peter O’Neill to support Indonesia’s bid for associate membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) there has been wide criticism of PNG for neglecting West Papua in favour of Indonesia.
Like many Papua New Guineans who believe in freedom, peace, unity and justice I view this decision with great concern.
This deal with Indonesia does not give prominence to the West Papua cause. Instead it only works in favour of Indonesia to thwart any complaints that might arise within MSG countries regarding its inhumane treatment of West Papuans.