Forming Cabinet, Benny Wenda Wants To Weak Indonesian Power
Windowofworld.com – West Papuan separatist frontman Benny Wenda and his gang have announced the formation of a cabinet as part of the interim government. The aim is to weaken Indonesia’s control over the West Papua region.
Wenda, who is currently hiding in Oxford, England, is the leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). The group established their own version of an interim government in December last year, with Wenda becoming interim president.
Now, the group has formed a cabinet with 12 departments including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense.
The 12 departments a la Benny Wenda and his gang include: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment and State Green Policy, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of All Beings Rights and Justice, Department of Political Affairs, Ministry of Indonesian Affairs, Department of Melanesian Affairs, Department of Women’s Affairs , Ministry of Social and Cultural Affairs, Department of Police, Department of Defense, and Ministry of Finance
Wenda said his departments were working underground to undermine Indonesian rule from within West Papua province.
“We are moving towards the formation of a new state within West Papua based on the principles of human rights and environmental protection,” Benny Wenda told Pacific Beat of ABC.net.au, Monday (3/5/2021).
“The rights of all beings will be at the core of our new cabinet’s agenda. Our number one priority is to ensure the survival of our people and our culture and our environment,” he said.
“Enough is enough and the world must support an alternative authority in West Papua,” he said.
The move comes amid growing clashes between separatist groups and Indonesian security forces after the Indonesian government declared Papuan separatists a terrorist group.
“We need to convince the world, especially our brothers and sisters in the Pacific. We are successful in lobbying the Pacific Islands to acknowledge our struggle,” claims Wenda.
Just to note, the UN General Assembly Resolution 2504 of 1969 has firmly recognized Papua as belonging to Indonesia.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also emphasized that there is no discussion of the Papua issue in the UN forum and UN Resolution 2504 is final.