Beware of Propaganda from Papua Separatist Group

The separatist group will always spread their lies. There will be more propaganda from the Papua separatist group either by social media, open letters, protest, or pamphlets.

Separatist group in West Papua have been fighting to separate West Papua from Indonesia. Deception and lies have been commonly practiced to promote their political interests. The separatist group has been creating propaganda through various ways to influence and control public opinions and attitudes.

West Papua National Parliament’s (WPNP) propaganda suggests that the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit in Honiara on July 14, 2016 is strategic and helpful to uphold the prestige and the dignity of the Papuans. The propaganda also suggests for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to be acknowledged as a full member of MSG meaning that the Papuans is in similar level to other nations in Melanesia. The ULMWP demand will never happen because it is clearly political yapping by the groups that support Free Papua Movement with final goal to fulfill their own interests. ULMWP in MSG summit is only as an observer without any voting rights. ULMWP is an illegal organization and is not a state. Papua is Indonesia‘s legitimate territory, thus the voice of Papua will be represented by the official delegation from Indonesia.

The separatist group and their supporter keep spreading propaganda through anything. In 2009, a propaganda film was made “Forgotten Bird of Paradise” with the aim of spreading lies about West Papua and trying to create conflict in the peaceful land of Papua.

The greatest pretender Benny Wenda is still number one when it comes to spreading lies and propaganda. He proclaimed himself as the separatist leader in Papua. One of his biggest propaganda is telling the world that West Papua is suffering a real genocide before the silence of the international community. The truth is genocide in West Papua is never happened, whereas in reality Papua is quite safe and conducive. The separatist group will always spread their lies. There will be more propaganda from the Papua separatist group either by social media, open letters, protest, or pamphlets. The public must realize that Indonesian government cares and respects Papua, proven by the acceleration of infrastructure and human resource development in Papua.

Keywords: Papua, West Papua, Indonesia, Separatist, Propaganda, Politic, Government, Genocide, Melanesian, organization.

By: Bella R (Researcher MACDIS)

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