Plans to Delay Elections

The West Papua Revolutionary Army is planning to distribute the ninth Indonesian Legislative Election, which is set to begin tomorrow.

The WPRA under the command of Matias Wenda, told EMTV that all ten provinces in West Papua, will boycott the elections tomorrow. This is part of their ongoing campaign for Freedom from the Indonesian rule.


They also said, reports on the planned military raid by the Indonesian soldiers on villagers, on the PNG side of the border, are not true.


According to sources in Vanimo, the Wutung Border Post will be closed for an indefinite period. Villagers are advised not to go gardening, and traditional border crossers are discouraged to cross the border.


The ongoing campaign for freedom started in 1964, is still continuing today. Many lives have been lost in this bloody battle but the West Papuans are not giving up.


They said, they just want to be free like other Melanesian countries. “We are tired from the Indonesian rule,” they said.


Meanwhile, more soldiers from the PNG Defence Force have been deployed to Vanimo from the Moem Barracks in Wewak, to patrol the border.

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