Fact: No Genocide in Papua
By: Rafika (Researcher MACDIS)
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One of Mr. Wenda’s biggest propaganda is telling the world that West Papua is suffering a real genocide before the silence of the international community. The truth is genocide in West Papua is never happened, whereas in reality Papua is quite safe and conducive.
Keywords: Papua, West Papua, Indonesia, Fact, Propaganda, Genocide, Benny Wenda, Separatist, International, ULMWP.
Benny Wenda as the leader of the separatist group is always active to promote his Papua independence movement, even though Papua is part of Indonesia which is a fully independence state. The efforts of the separatist group led by Mr. Wenda unconsciously made Papua into a catastrophe. The separatist group has been creating propaganda through various ways to influence and control public opinions and attitudes. One of Mr. Wenda’s biggest propaganda is telling the world that West Papua is suffering a real genocide before the silence of the international community. The truth is genocide in West Papua is never happened, whereas in reality Papua is quite safe and conducive.
The chairman of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has made an arrogant political maneuver for his purposes interest. In the name of help to end genocide in West Papua, Benny wenda and his supporters will be collected 10,000 signers who wants the genocide in West Papua ended.
The fact is there are no data that suggest genocide in Papua. A press release issued by SETARA Institute, Jakarta in December 2016, found that Indonesia’s human rights performance index has increased but not significantly. The survey was the seventh time since 2010 as part of the commemoration of Human Rights Day every December 10th. This survey also does not indicate the existence of genocide in Indonesia, especially in Papua region.
On basis of this principle there is no genocide conducted by the Indonesian state, especially to indigenous Papuans. The statement by the separatist group is just a statement to draw international sympathy from the Free Papua Movement for their ‘struggle’ to be noticed internationally. There is no genocide by the government of the Papuan people. They are united with the local government and central government to build Papua together.