How the United States Influenced Indonesia and the Netherlands Settle Dispute over Western New Guinea

203. Despatch From the Embassy in Indonesia to the Department of State0

No. 905Djakarta, May 26, 1959.

REF

  • Embassy Despatch No. 904 of May 26, 1959

SUBJECT

  • A Proposal for Settlement of the West New Guinea Dispute

[Page 384]

In Despatch No. 904 the Embassy submitted a recommendation that the United States abandon its present policy toward the dispute between Indonesia and the Netherlands over West New Guinea in favor of a policy of actively seeking a solution to the dispute.

In this despatch the Embassy submits a specific proposal for settlement of the West New Guinea dispute, including both a formula for settlement and a suggested method to be followed in obtaining approval of the formula by the two disputants. In summary, the two-part formula envisages (1) a special United Nations trusteeship over the territory for a limited number of years, at the end of which time sovereignty would be turned over to Indonesia, and (2) a bilateral agreement between Indonesia and the Netherlands providing for the payment by Indonesia of adequate compensation for seized Dutch assets and the removal of discriminatory restrictions against Dutch nationals. Steps to effect the settlement would be inaugurated by a General Assembly resolution calling on the two sides to negotiate the dispute, thereby giving the United States an opening to convince both sides to accept the proposed formula.

Part I—The Formula for Settlement

A satisfactory settlement of the West New Guinea dispute is possible only if each disputant receives what it considers to be substantial compensation from the other in return for concessions offered. The elements for mutual compensation can be found in (1) the Indonesian demand for sovereignty over West New Guinea, and (2) the Dutch demands for adequate compensation for Dutch assets seized by Indonesia and for the elimination of Indonesian discrimination against Dutch business, cultural entities, language, etc. A two-part settlement, accordingly, is required, one part covering sovereignty over West New Guinea and the other compensation for Dutch assets. The mutual lack of trust felt by both participants to the dispute makes it necessary that both parts of the settlement come into effect simultaneously, that each part be brought to completion at about the same time, and that execution of the two parts be linked. This can be accomplished through (1) a special United Nations trusteeship which would assume sovereignty over West New Guinea for five years, at the end of which period sovereignty would be transferred to Indonesia if certain conditions were met, and (2) a bilateral agreement between Indonesia and the Netherlands, by which the former agrees to the payment in installments of adequate compensation for seized Dutch assets, and further agrees to the progressive removal of discriminatory restrictions on Dutch enterprises in Indonesia.[Page 385]

A. The United Nations Trusteeship

A three-nation trusteeship, to include the Netherlands, Indonesia and a third power, would be established by the General Assembly and given the following terms of reference: To administer the trust territory of West New Guinea for a period of five years and to take measures during this period to effect the orderly transfer of sovereignty over the territory to Indonesia, the Dutch administering power to utilize this period to effect the withdrawal of its prior administrative apparatus, and the Indonesian administering power to utilize this period in making necessary preparations for the assumption of sovereignty. Transfer of sovereignty would be postponed if, at the end of five years, (a) the trustees were unanimously agreed that preparations were not complete, or (b) the United Nations made a finding that such transfer would, under then existing conditions, be a threat to world peace.

The trusteeship would operate under the following general and specific conditions:1.The administering powers will take over the administration of West New Guinea from the Netherlands government one year after passage of the resolution establishing the trusteeship. (Comment: The one-year interval is necessary to allow the Netherlands time to amend its constitution to permit a transfer of sovereignty and to give both countries an opportunity to conclude a bilateral compensation agreement.)2.Administration of the territory will be placed in the hands of a commission consisting of two members appointed by each of the three administering powers plus one ethnic Papuan member representing the West New Guinea populace, the latter selected by majority vote of the other members of the commission. Decisions of the commission will be by majority vote.3.The commission will appoint subordinate civil officials to operate the various administrative, security and welfare bureaus of the territorial government. At the outset these subordinate officials will be the Dutch incumbents. In making subsequent appointments the commission will draw up and will follow a schedule by which Dutch officials are progressively replaced by Indonesian nationals and ethnic Papuans over a period of four years. At the end of a four-year period, subordinate administrative personnel will be entirely Indonesian/Papuan. All subordinate officials appointed by the commission must have the approval of at least one of the two Indonesian members.4.The commission will establish training schools, provide for on-the-job training, and make available other necessary facilities for training Indonesian nationals and ethnic Papuans in the various branches of civil administration, security, welfare and health services, etc.5.At the end of five years the Dutch and Indonesian members of the commission will report to the commission the satisfactory conclusion of measures undertaken by prior agreement of the two powers to adjust the status of Dutch nationals and of Dutch business and cultural enterprises in West New Guinea and in Indonesia. Upon the receipt of such a report, the commission will surrender its responsibility for administration of the territory to the Indonesian government except in case of postponement as noted above.6.If such a report by the Indonesian and Dutch members is not forthcoming at the end of five years, the commission will continue to administer the territory until such time as the Indonesian and Dutch members report agreement over the future status of the territory.7.All expenses incurred by the commission will be borne by the Dutch and Indonesian governments, each paying an equal portion thereof.

The identity of the third nation of the trusteeship would be subject to certain limiting criteria: It should not be one of the former colonies or strong anti-colonialists among the Afro-Asian states, any of whom would be considered by the Dutch as unduly favorable to Indonesian interests; to meet similar Indonesian sensitivities, it should not be either a Western European nation or Australia; it should not be Japan because of its wartime association with West New Guinea; and, in our interests, it obviously must not be a Soviet bloc country.

The United States itself is an obvious candidate for the third trust power. This may, however, be inadvisable. The third trust power will, in effect, be the actual governing power in West New Guinea during the trust period, and will be in the position—particularly during the earlier years—of deciding between opposing Dutch and Indonesian views. Its decisions may at times create strong reactions in the Netherlands and, especially Indonesia. As the United States is already labeled as the chief external enemy by Indonesian leftists, it appears unwise to place us in a position whereby we will provide a standing target for communist propaganda and agitation for five years, particularly as the PKI would use our inevitable “adverse” decisions on the commission to drum up support among other nationalist groups for its anti-American campaign. A further consideration is that United States participation in the trusteeship would bring forth the most strenuous efforts by the Soviet bloc to frustrate its establishment and defeat its objectives. Soviet opposition to the trusteeship can be expected in any event, but its intensity would be increased by direct American participation therein.

The most suitable third power in the trusteeship, accordingly, is one relatively remote from the dispute and one belonging neither to Afro-Asia, Western Europe or the Soviet bloc. Among countries meeting [Page 387]these specifications, the most appropriate may be: Turkey, Mexico, Canada.

B. The Compensation Agreement

At the time the General Assembly passes a resolution establishing the trusteeship, Indonesia and the Netherlands would initiate bilateral negotiations leading to treaty or other form of agreement covering (1) the payment of compensation for Dutch enterprises seized by Indonesia, (2) the elimination of discriminatory restrictions on Dutch commercial and cultural activities in Indonesia, (3) the status of Dutch interests in West New Guinea at the conclusion of the trusteeship period, and (4) the re-establishment of normal trade and consular relations between the two countries.

Points two, three and four could be handled in a relatively simple manner by clauses extending to Dutch enterprises and Dutch nationals in all fields the same rights now enjoyed by the enterprises and nationals of other countries in Indonesia, and by an Indonesian commitment to revoke progressively all conflicting laws and regulations over a stated period of time.

The major point, that of compensation payments, presents more of a problem. The key to an ultimate solution would be mutual agreement on arbitration in all cases resulting in a deadlock. The exact formula by which a figure for compensation is reached in the case of individual enterprises might best be left up to the negotiators. Agreement on certain guide-lines, however, would be obtained from both sides as a part of the over-all West New Guinea settlement. They would include the following:1.Acceptance of present market value as the criterion in fixing compensation.2.Delegation of the task of setting actual compensation figures for individual enterprises to a binational commission of financial and economic experts, whose decisions would be final.3.Establishment of a simple and specific procedure for submission to arbitration of those individual cases in which the binational commission is unable to reach agreement, the arbitrator or arbitrators to be designated in advance. (Comment: A special arbitration board with, perhaps, a Malayan as the chief figure might be the best arbitration procedure, but this would be decided by the principals.)4.Once a specific compensation figure is set for each individual enterprise, a schedule of installment payments would be drawn up in such a manner that the final payment coincides with the termination of the trusteeship over West New Guinea.

Part II—The Method for Obtaining Settlement

In attempting to bring about a settlement of the West New Guinea dispute, the United States faces a particular problem in that the current intransigence of both participants all but precludes a direct approach to [Page 388]either. Should the United States approach either side directly with the foregoing proposal, we lay ourselves open to the charge that we are promoting the surrender of what that side considers its just and inalienable right. To avoid this danger the Embassy suggests the following course, admittedly tortuous but with greater prospects of success:1.A resolution would be submitted to the General Assembly calling upon both the Netherlands and Indonesia to undertake further negotiations toward settlement of the West New Guinea dispute and related issues, its text carefully drafted to show complete impartiality toward both sides. It would not be introduced or sponsored by the United States but by a group of non-European states. Among likely candidates are the Philippines, Malaya, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil—the last particularly useful because its sponsorship would indicate wider support for the resolution than was received by the 1957 resolution.2.While the resolution is pending in the General Assembly, the United States would approach the Dutch government. Pointing out that the resolution appears to have a good chance of passage and that we will find it difficult to recommend that friendly non-European members abstain, we would take the opportunity to suggest that the time had come for a re-examination of the entire West New Guinea issue as it affects our mutual interests in Indonesia and NATO. We would then put forth the most persuasive arguments for a final settlement of the dispute in accordance with the formula described in Part I, ultimately presenting the Dutch with the formula itself for study. We would assure the Dutch that, should the formula be acceptable to them, we would make a major effort to induce the Indonesians to accept it, to the extent of applying quiet pressure if necessary.3.Should the Dutch reply that their internal political balance or the temper of their populace precludes the voluntary surrender of sovereignty over West New Guinea, we would then propose the following: that the Dutch vote against the pending General Assembly resolution and attempt through other public means to defeat it; if the resolution passes despite their efforts, that they then announce their reluctant decision, as loyal members of the United Nations, to accede to the demand for negotiations notwithstanding their opposition to it. The formula could then be represented as the best obtainable under the circumstances.4.While the formula is being discussed with the Dutch, the United States would also approach the Indonesian government. Pointing out that passage of the pending General Assembly resolution would be assured by our open or tacit support, we would affirm our interest in finding a solution to the West New Guinea dispute and our conviction that both sides must accept a compromise. We would then put forth a suggestion [Page 389]for settlement in accordance with the formula, making the point that any other course on which they may embark to obtain West New Guinea would in all likelihood take them at least the five years envisaged in the formula. We would assure the Indonesians that, should the formula be acceptable to them, we would make a major effort to induce the Dutch to accept it, to the extent of applying quiet pressure if necessary.5.(a) Should both the Dutch and the Indonesians signify general agreement with the terms of the proposed formula, the West New Guinea resolution would come before the General Assembly and be passed with United States support.(b) Should the formula be definitely rejected by either side or by both, the United States would abstain on the resolution, making no effort either to aid or to block passage. This eventuality would mark the defeat, for the time being, of our attempt to achieve settlement of the dispute, but the proposal would be in the hands of both governments for later second thoughts.6.Should the settlement pass the stage described in 5 (a), we would suggest a conference of Dutch and Indonesian officials at the Prime Minister or Foreign Minister level at a neutral site—preferably Washington—where they would agree formally to the proposal, petition the General Assembly to undertake action on the trusteeship agreement, and set the time and place for the beginning of negotiations toward drawing up the compensation agreement. The United States would assist informally at this conference but would have no official role.

Conclusion

As stated in Despatch No. 904, the Embassy believes the foregoing proposal for settlement of the West New Guinea dispute to be feasible and to avoid certain of the pitfalls which otherwise will threaten United States efforts to solve the issue. Should this particular proposal be found impractical by the Department, however, the Embassy strongly recommends that steps be taken as soon as possible to draft an alternative proposal.For the Ambassador:
John W. Henderson
Counselor of Embassy for Political Affairs

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 656.56D13/5–2659. Secret. Drafted by Ingraham. Jones transmitted despatches 904 (Document 202) and 905 in despatch 925, June 1, which reported his concurrence with the conclusions and recommendations reported therein. He concluded: “Our position of neutrality has served its purpose. It is time we developed a formula to remove this major irritant to Indonesian relations with the West.” (Department of State, Central Files, 656.56D13/6–1550)

Source: https://history.state.gov

Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi: Semua Komando Wajib Bersatu di dalam WPA

Dari Markas Pusat Pertahanan, Kantor Sekretariat-Jenderal West Papua Army (WPA), Gen. Amunggut Tabi menyerukan kepada semua panglima Komando dan Komandan Gerilyawan Papua Merdeka dari Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPN PB), Tentara Nasional Papua Barat (TNPB) dan Tentara Revolusi West Papua (TRWP) untuk bersatu-padu membangun organisasi dan profesionalisme West Papua Army (WAP) di bawah Komando Panglima WPA Chief General Mathias Wenda.

Sebagai lembaga profesional yang telah berdiri dan bergerak berpuluh-puluh tahun, jauh sebelum kelahiran organisasi politik United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) dan Pemerintahan Sementara West Papua, maka kami menghimbau kepada semua Komando agar mempesatukan diri dan menyusub barisan.

Dalam militer kita hanya mengenal komunikasi satu arah, yaitu dari Panglima ke bawahan, tanpa pertanyaan, tanpa ragu-ragu, apalagi tidak ada bantahan. Karena pertanyaan dan bantahakan adalah periaku politisi dan politikus, yang tidak terdapat di dalam DNA militer di manapun di seluruh dunia.

Selain itu sejak pengangkatan Panglima Komando WPA tanggal 1 Mei 2021, maka siapa saja dan di mana saja kita berada, yang merasa diri Tentara yang berjuang untuk Papua Merdeka wajib menyatukan barusan, dan melakukan persiapan-persiapan untuk mengikuti dan tunduk kepada perintah serta Disiplin Militer West Papua Army.

Selaku penanggungjawab administrasi organisasi militer Papua Merdeka, kami serukan kepada semua panglima Komando TPN PB, TNWP dan TRWP untuk

  1. Mendata dan melaporkan semua Struktur Komando
  2. Mendata dan melaporkan daftar nama Pasukan, lengkap dengan pangkat dan Batallion Registry Number (BRN);

Mengingat dengan segera perlu dilakukan penyesuaian dalam rangka percepatan Pembentukan Badan Pertahanan dan Keamanan Pemerintahan Sementara West Papua, sebagai pelaksanaan mandat Undang-Undan Dasar (UUD) ULMWP 2020 yang telah ditindak-lanjuti dengan Instruksi Presiden Nomor 1/2021 tentang Percepatan Pembentukan Badan Pertahanan dan Keamanan.

Segala-sesuatu terkait dengan West Papua Army dapat dikomunikasikan ke Sekretariat-Jenderal WPA di army@westpapua.army

Dikeluarkan di: Markas Pusat Pertahanan
pada tanggal: 13 Mei 2021

Sekretaris-Jenderal,

Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPA
BRN: A.DF 018676

Amunggut Tabi: WPA Sudah Lama Siap Mengamankan Kebijakan Pemerintah Sementara ULMWP

Dari Markas Pusat Pertahanan (MPP) West Papua Army (WPA) melalui Sekretaris-Jenderal Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPA menyatakan menyambut dengan gembira dan telah siap dalam waktu cukup lama untuk mengamankan segala kebijakan Pemerintahan Sementara United Liberation Movement for West Papua (Provisional Government of the ULMWP) yang telah diumumkan Presiden Pemerintahan Sementara H.E. Hon Benny Wenda dan telah siap mengamankan pelaksanaan Undang-Undang Dasar Sementara (UUDS) ULMWP yang telah disahkan Komite Legislatif ULMWP dalam KTT Komite Legislatif III tanggal 18 Oktober 2020.

Pembentukan pemerintahan sementara ialah konsekuensi hukum yang logis dari proses upgrade nama kepemimpinan dan sistem organisasi ULMWP yang telah terjadi dengan perubahan-perubahan bylaws ULMWP yang telah terrposes secara bertahap sejak tahun 2017, yang kini memuncak dengan pengesahan UUDS 2020 Republik West Papua pada 20 Oktober 2020.

Pengesahan UUDS ULMWP 2020 ini mengandung konsekuensi hukum logis lanjutan, yaitu mewajibkan Komite Eksekutif ULMWP untuk mensahkan UUDS ULMWP dan membentuk pemerintahan, maka telah berlangsung sidang Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi (KTT) Luar Biasa ULMWP yang telah mensahkan UUDS ULMWP tanggal 29 Desember 2020.

Atas dasar pengesahan UUDS ini dan sekaligus pengusulan dan pengukukan H.E. Hon Benny Wenda sebagai Presiden dan H.E. Rev Edison Waromi sebagai Perdana Menteri, maka telah sah dan berlaku Undang-Udanng Dasar West Papua 2020 untuk wilayah politik dan huku West Papua, yang adalah wilayah bekas jajahan Belanda bernama Nederland-Niuew-Guinea, bekas pemerintahan UNTEA – PBB bernama West Irian, bekas jajahan Indonesia berturut-turut bernama Irian Barat, Irian Jaya, Papua, dan Papua dan Papua Barat.

Dengan pengesahan UUDS dan pembentukan Pemerintahan Sementara ULMWP, maka semua pihak dimintakan untuk tunduk kepada kesepakatan bersama, tunduk kepada Undang-Undang. Dengan demikian siapapun yang bertentangan dengan UUDS ialah musuh bangsa Papua yang harus dihadapi dengan arif dan bijaksana. Semua pemimpin bangsa Papua sama-sama mendukung kebijakan bersama ini dalam rangka mengakhiri penderitaan rakyat.

Gen. Tabi mengatakan,

Era perjuangan untuk melepaskan diri dari belenggu kolonialisme telah berakhir dengan pengesahan UUDS dan dengan pembentukan pemerintahan sementara ULMWP. Sekarang dan ke depan ialah era perebutan kekuasaan dari tangan penjajah. Oleh karena itu isu-isu dan agenda serta percakapan di antara orang Papua yang bersifat perjuangan harus dihentikan. Sekarang kita bicara mengenai merebut dan mengkleim kemerdekaan yang telah kita raih dan yang dianulir secara sepihak oleh NKRI.

Mulai sekarang kita harus tunduk kepada UUDS ULMWP, dan melupakan udang-undang penjajah asing, yang datang untuk merampok, mencuri, meneror, memenjarakan, menyiksa, dan membunuh. Kita harus melupakan Undang-Undang iblis dan mulai menjalani kehidupan sehari-hari dengan UUDS ULMWP yang didirikan dengan nama Allah Bapa, Allah Anak dan Allah Roh Kudus, yaitu Tuhan Yahwe

Gen. WPA Amunggut Tabi

Di akhir briefing, Gen. Tabi menyatakan,

WPA sebagai alat negara telah siap dan mendukung pengesahan UUDS ULMWP dan pengumuman pemerintahan sementara ULMWP, dan memintakan kepada Presiden dan Perdana Menteri untuk segera menyusun kabinet.

Gen. WPA Amunggut Tabi

Gen. A. Tabi: No More Unconstitutional Moves

From the Central Headquarters of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), in the names of God Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Most High Commander in Chief of World Revolutions at all times, in the name of the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom, knowledge and power, Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi invited all Melanesians from and in West Papua to celebrate 1 December 2020 as the historic National Awakening Day for West Papua as a collective entity called Papuan people, West Papua nation-state and New Guinea crown pigeon as our national state emblem.

“West Papua independence movement has already legalized a provisional constitution to rule above all interests and this law is the supreme commander of all independence movements and organisations. The Legislative Council of the United Liberation Movement for Wet Papua (ULMWP) has passed the Provisional Constitution in October 2020.

We have now entered into a new era of our independence movement: organised, unified, modern and constitutional government that leads our independence movement.

No more factionalism! No more stigma of separatists! No more branding of illegal groups or trouble-makers! No more law-breakers! It is time now to call Indonesia and her troops as illegal, trouble-makers and illegitimate representation of our Melanesian will and aspirations.

West Papua Army is now a legal combat troops to free a colonised territory of West Papua and hear peoples.

Let us unite as a people, with one goal: to free West Papua, to free Indonesia, to free Melanesia, to free the world from colonialism and from environmental crises.

says Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi, one of the Commands of WPA

The isle of New Guinea has the answer to global environmental problems. We Melanesians in West Papua have the legitimate experience and knowledge to contribute to the world.

December 1st, 1961 is the day where our national flag, national anthem and state emblem were officially installed, recognised by the colonial governments of both the Netherlands and Australia.

We invite all Melanesians in West Papua and from West Papua, to act according to the rule of law, subdue ourselves, our differences and our struggle to the constitution, set aside our differences, unite ourselves with one spirit: One People – One Soul!

All the praise, worship and honour to Him only! Let us surrender to His Plan, His Power and His Protection!

Issued at Central Defense Headquarters,
On date: 30 November 2020
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Signed

Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPRA,
BRN: A.DF 018676

Saatnya Bangsa Papua Bersatu untuk Kemenangan oleh Tuhan

West Papua Army (WPA) silakan bergbung dalam Peperangan Rohani melawan kerajaan Iblis hari ini: Indonesia

Fast, Pray and Praise

Oleh Selpius Bobii

FAKTOR PENGHAMBAT UTAMA DALAM PERJUANGAN INI ADALAH BANGSA PAPUA TIDAK BERSATU.

Bahtera Papua sedang terkatung-katung di Samudera karena sepanjang perjalanan perjuangan ini terjadi perebutan NAKODA (pemimpin).

Walaupun demikian, syukurlah bahwa perjuangan bangsa Papua sudah menggema sampai di ujung bumi. Bersyukur juga bahwa doa ratap tangis bangsa Papua sudah didengar Tuhan dan pada waktu-Nya bangsa Papua akan dipulihkan.

Momentum yang sedang bergulir ini adalah saat yang tepat bagi para pejuang bangsa Papua untuk rekonsiliasi dan konsolidasi bersatu.

Persatuan kita adalah kekuatan kita.

Tinggalkan ego organisasi, ego pribadi dan segera berhenti saling serang menyerang antar organ/ faksi dan sesama pejuang.

TIDAK LIHATKAH: “MAMA PUPUA TERUS MENANGIS INI?”

ORGANISASI hanyalah sebagai MOBIL dan AGENDA sebagai JALAN, bukan sebagai tujuan. TUJUAN AKHIR PERJUANGAN KITA adalah Merdeka Untuk MENEGAKKAN HARGA DIRI dan menghadirkan Kerajaan Allah di Tanah Papua.

Marilah kita membawa perjuangan bangsa Papua ke dalam rencana dan kehendak Allah.

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Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi: WPA Fokus Satu Arah, Satu Bidikan: NKRI

Menanggapi berbagai kritikan atas langkah ULMWP mensahkan Undang-Undang Dasar Sementara (UUDS) Negara Republik West Papua (NRWP), di mana para perwira yang ada di rimba New Guinea memberikan ancaman dan teguran kepada ULMWP dan gerilyawan yang bersatu dengan ULMWP dalam West Papua Army (WPA), Gen. Tabi menanggapi dan mengatakan,

Kita ini orang Kristen. Ayah dan ibu kita orang Kristen. Kita dikandung dan dilahirkan dengan doa-doa Kristen. Kita dibesarkan dan menjadi pemimpin dengan bimbingan Panglima Mahatinggi Komando Revolusi semesta alam sepanjang masa bernama Yesus Kristus, Tuhan, Raja, Hakim Mahaagung dan Raja Damai”.

Agama Kristen tidak mengajarkan semua yang dipertanyakan. Semua ancaman, semua benci-membenci, semua teror, itu ajaran terorisme ada dalam agama apa? Ada dalam budaya siapa? Ada dalam realitas kehidupan bangsa mana?

Melanesia tidak! West Papua tidak! orang Kristen tidak!

Jadi, kami di Markas Pertahanan Tentara West Papua, bersama Panglima Komando WPA saat ini tidak mempermasalahkan dan tidak pernah menyalahkan siapa-siapapun, anak-anak Papua itu aset bangsa jadi kami tidak perlu menyalahkan apalagi mengancam mereka. Itu akan menghibur penjajah dan mereka akan bersujud-sembah melihat kita saling memarahi, apalagi memusuhi.

Ajaran agama Kristen, kita sebagai orang Kristen diajarkan (1) “Kasih” kepada Allah, dan (3) kasih kepada sesama manusia seperti (2) kasih kepada diri sendiri. Itu rumus matematika absolute, tidak dapat diganggu-gugat. Jadi, kalau ada yang menebarkan kebencian dan kata-kata yang memecah-belah, maka kita doakan dan kita ampuni, kita doakan agar Roh Kudus menjamah hati mereka, pikiran mereka, roh mereka.

Geenral Amunggut Tabi melanjutkan bahwa bilamana ada suara-suara kebenciran, serangan-serangan kepada pribadi kita atau kepada organisasi orang Papua, maka itu harus dilihat dalam satu kerangka, yaitu kerangka perjuangan Papua Merdeka. Dalam kerangka itu, maka yang tidak senang dan yang memusuhi perjuangan itu juga hanya satu pihak, yaitu NKRI, dan satu orang yaitu orang Indonesia.

Tidak ada satupun orang Papua yang sepenuhnya dan sesungguhnya mencintai NKRI. Dasar cintanya apa?

Gen. Tabi melanjutkan bahwa kita mencitai semua orang di dunia, termasuk orang Papua dan orang Indonesia, akan tetapi kita menentang NKRI, karena NKRI itu kerajaan iblis yang nyata hari ini.

Negara Kesatuan Republik Iblis (NKRI) adalah negara modern milik pribadi ibilis yang berasaskan ketamakan oleh keakuan dan ketakutan, kebencian oleh karena keakuan yang penuh nafsu dan kekerasan yang dipicu oleh ketakutan, lantaran tida percaya kepada diri sendiri dan kepada sesama.

NKRI identik dusta, NKRI identik dengen pecah-belah. NKRI identik dengan kebencian. NKRI identik dengan teror dan intimidasi, pembunuhan orang Papua, yang adalah manusia ciptaan Allah menurut rupa dan gambar Allah. Siapa yang mengancam, meneror dan merusak gambar Allah, ia akan dirusak oleh Allah sebagai pemilik rupa dan gambar itu sendiri.

Yang harus dilakukan ULMWP dan WPA ialah menabur kasih, membesarkan kasih dan menebar kasih dengan kepada semua orang, baik orang Papua maupun orang Indonesia. Orang Indonesia harus diselamatkan kepada Yesus Kristus, dan orang Kristen Papua bertanggung-jawab untuk itu. Caranya ialah pertama-tama melepaskan West Papua dari cengkeraman NKRI, lalu orang Papua akan bebas bergerak menyebarkan sayap penginjilan dibiayai dengan uang negara untuk menginjili dan meng-Kristen-kan seluruh wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Iblis, menjadi Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia, mulai dari Sumatera sampai Bali.

WPRA: “Happy 44th Birthday Papua New Guinea!”

The West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), from the Central Defense Headquarters, the Secretary-General Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi says

“Happy 44th Birthday Papua New Guinea!”

Wishing you a happy Independence Day

As we celebrate our political independence 44 years ago, let us look forward at least 44 years from now, how far we have come, and have far we have to go from here:

  1. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea politically;
  2. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea socially;
  3. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea culturally;
  4. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea technologically;
  5. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea scientifically;
  6. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea spiritually, mentally and emotionally; and
  7. To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea economically.

While celebrating our political independence, we are reminded of our job to free our Melanesian countries and our Melanesian people in other aspects of lives, until finally all Melanesians are free, and all Melanesia is free, in all aspects of life, at all levels of life.

From the Central Headquarters of the WPRA, an affiliate Command of the West Papua Army (WPA), I, the Secretary-General of the WPRA, hereby would like to invite Melanesians in Papua New Guinea to finish our job to free New Guinea from any kinds, forms and levels of colonialism on our Island.

Let us raise up beyond fear, as Hon. Powed Parkop, MP has invited us to to so. Let us come out bringing solutions to all big powers in the world, to Indonesians and to Melanesians, that West Papua independence is part of the independence of all parties. West Papua independence is not a problem, but it is a solution for all parties, and particularly for us living on this beautiful, peaceful, healthy Island of New Guinea.

Issued at: The Central HQs of the WPRA
On Date: September 16th, 2019
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Respectfully Yours,

Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPRA
BRN: A.DF 018676

May 1st Declaration of the Formation of West Papua Army (WPA)

The ULMWP Announced the formation of WPA on July 1st, 2019

Be known to the world that a United Military Command for a Free and independent Nation-State of the Republic of West Papua has been form on May 1, 2019 that we call the May 1 Declaration of West Papuan Peoples.

— Oscar Wilde.

This announcement was made by the Spokesperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Dr. Jacob Rumbiak in Australia.

West Papua Army was formed after a series of Extraordinary Summits held among the High Ranking Officials of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), the armed wing of Free West Papua Campaign, West Papua National Liberation Army – Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPN PB) – Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) and West Papua National Army – Tentara Nasoinal Papua Barat (TNPB) of the Federal Republic of West Papua.

The Summit was held at Yako Village, nearby Vanimo Town, Sandaun or West Sepik Province of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

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