Powes Parkop: PNG and Indonesia’s Government MUST Support Call for Legally-Supervised Referendum for West Papuans

West Papua advocate and National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, is renewing his call on the PNG Government to review its position on West Papua.

Parkop threw his support for a legally-supervised referendum for the local Papuans to decide whether they still want to be integrated with Republic of Indonesia or become an independent State.

The
NCD Governor said a properly supervised and legally conducted referendum in
accordance with international law will solve this crisis.

Parkop
is urging the PNG and Indonesian Government to take a bold stand and help the
closest Papuan brothers.

He made this call after an escalation of conflicts and
clashes which 16 labourers of West Papua were killed.