MSG nations feel for West Papua
Ministry of Information
Mar 23 |19:26 pm
The Melanesia Spearhead Group feels for their brothers and sisters in West Papua says MSG Foreign Ministers meeting chairman Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
The Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made the comments as the MSG Trade and Economic officials meeting kick-started the 18th MSG Summit in Suva.
He refuted claims, the MSG had received a request for full membership from the Australia West Papua Association.
“We are all Melanesians but I can confirm that the MSG has not received anything in writing calling for West Papua’s inclusion as a full member. We will wait for other leaders and should anything come up, the leaders will discuss on it,” he said.
As far as the MSG is concerned the issue was mere speculation by the media.
Foreign media reports said an NGO, the Australia West Papua Association, has written an open letter to the Melanesian Spearhead Group, calling for full membership of the agency to be extended to the people of the Papua region of Indonesia.
The MSG include Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and the Kanak grouping from New Caledonia.
March 24, 2011
Inoke Kubuabola attempts to face-save on West Papua issue
Predictable as ever, the illegal and treasonous Inoke Kubuabola JUST manages to avoid egg on his face in fronting up to our Melanesian guests on the West Papua and MSG issue.
Meanwhile one of the military regime's staunchest academic allies, Dr Steven Ratuva, suprisingly echoed our views and used public amplifiers to caution the illegal and treasonous Bainimarama to ease off on his swaggering and put the MSG first.