Vanuatu’s PM breaks silence over West Papua and MSG move on Jakarta

Pacific Scoop: Report – By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Sato Kilman, has spoken for the first time since being voted back into office three weeks ago and the vote by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit on the West Papuan application for membership at their meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands, nearly two weeks ago. Kilman […]

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New twist in West Papua bid

UNITED Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) will only represent West Papuans living outside the province in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). That was the basis of their acceptance as observers in the MSG Leaders’ Summit in Honiara yesterday during the leaders’ retreat at the Heritage Park Hotel. On the other hand, MSG leaders accepted Indonesia’s bid to be an […]

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10,000 PNG citizens ‘lured’ across Papua border, warns Opposition leader

Pacific Scoop: Report – By Isaac Nicholas in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s Opposition Leader Belden Namah has warned that more than 10,000 PNG citizens from the Indonesian border area have moved across into West Papua and may next demand they move with their land to Indonesia. Namah, who is also the Vanimo-Green MP from near the Indonesian border, told a […]

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