Report – By Stefan Armbruster in Honiara
A make-or-break bid by West Papua’s independence movement for diplomatic recognition by Melanesian leaders will dominate a meeting in Honiara this week.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group comprising Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia’s Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) will also consider a full membership application by Indonesia.
Outright rejection of the West Papuans by MSG could be a crippling political setback for the freedom movement. Read more »