NZ film hopes to start West Papua conversation

A New Zealand journalist and film producer hopes her new short film about the plight of West Papuans will serve as the impetus for discussion about the situation in Indonesia’s Papua region. ‘Run it Straight’ depicts the decision by a rugby league club in Wellington to demonstrate their members’ support for West Papuans, who they consider fellow Pacific Islanders. The […]

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Luhut tells ULMWP to leave the country

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has told the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), which campaigns for Papuan independence, to leave the country, as it could pose a threat to the country’s territorial integrity. “They’d be better to join the MSG. Don’t stay in Indonesia anymore,” Luhut said, referring to the Melanesian Spearhead Group, a […]

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