1 Dec 2016

Indonesian rule hasn't fit for Papuans, says Jakarta group

From , 4:02 pm on 1 December 2016

A Jakarta-based group says Indonesian rule has so far not worked for West Papuans and that the country must address this as a core problem.

The newly-established Indonesian People's Front for West Papua this week declared its support for West Papuans to be granted a free and fair self-determination process.

One of the first non-Papuan groups in Indonesia to have organised, its spokesman Surya Anta said Indonesians were generally not well educated about what he describes as the illegitimate takeover of Papua.

Surya Anta of FRI West Papua

Surya Anta of FRI West Papua Photo: supplied