West Papua: Divide and Rule
Below is an article written by Willy Mandowen and published by Radio
The Papua Presidium Council says the name change of the Indonesian
West Irian Jaya was created in 2003 as the first of several proposed new provinces out of Papua province.
Its name change has been approved by the provincial legislative council.
But the Presidium, which was established to negotiate an end to
The Presidium’s Jayapura secretary, Willy Mandowen, says the false division of Papua into several provinces is a violation of Special Autonomy Law which the presidium has rejected.
“It’s only a matter of divide and rule because they dare not to implement what they implemented on the people, which is the Special Autonomy Law. They continue to divide the people with the purpose of ruling them. These are very divisive policies.”