posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 05:55 AM
Thanks for starting this thread as I hadnt heard about this problem in our news here in UK.
The situation in West Papua is a difficult one as there is a movement for Independance
going on there from Indonesia.
The history of West Papua is very different from the rest of Indonesia, although it was also
a Dutch Colony originally, it remained Dutch until the mid 60's whereas the rest of Indonesia
was formed in 1946 I think.
The people are different from the rest of Indonesia and have sort their own independance,
especially after East Timor was allowed to become an Independant State a few years ago.
I hope this current situation can be resolved peacefully and that the Indonesians dont take
any action in West Papua to make matters worse.