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16 May 2011


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Some people argue that self-determination for Papua is illegitimate according to the UN’s international principles.

The reason why the UN ignored the right of people to govern themselves and secession from their current states is to maintain international peace.

Self-determination for Papua sounds like a castle in the air for most Indonesian nationalists. However, there are several key points, which may act as a potential time bomb.

Eventually, the failure of special autonomy, invalidity of the 1969’s act of free choice, and the ignorance of indigenous basic rights will blaze the trail for international intervention and support.

I believe that self-determination may be the last resort resolution for Papuans.

These comments have been drawn from a longer article that will be published in PNG Attitude tomorrow - KJ

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