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Summary of events in West Papua for July 2016).

August 8, 2016

Summary of events in West Papua for July 2016).

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders again postponed its decision on the ULMWP’s application for full membership of the MSG at their meeting in Honiara. The decision was deferred until September where a special MSG meeting will be held in Vanuatu. Although the ULMWP had the support of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS of Kanaky (New Caledonia), PNG and FIJI again were again reluctant to support the ULMWP’s application. A lack of proper membership criteria was the reason given for the decision and MSG officials have been ordered to prepare guidelines for membership at the MSG. Jakarta lobbied the MSG not to give recognition to the West Papuans, saying it is the only true representative of the Melanesian peoples and the ULMWP is just an NGO and only represents West Papuans living outside the territory………………
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