In­done­sia con­demns MPs’ Pa­pua meet­ing in Lon­don

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The govern­ment of In­done­sia has con­demned a meet­ing by in­ter­na­tional par­lia­men­tar­i­ans who called for In­done­sia to ad­dress prob­lems in West Pa­pua. At the In­ter­na­tional Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans for West Pa­pua meet­ing, that took place at the Bri­tish Houses of Par­lia­ment in Lon­don, the leader of Bri­tain’s op­po­si­tion Labour Party, Jeremy Cor­byn, called for a UN-su­per­vised in­de­pen­dence vote in West Pa­pua. A state­ment from the In­done­sia govern­ment says the meet­ing was a “re­flec­tion of colo­nial acts” that should be con­demned by the world and the Bri­tish par­lia­ment. The state­ment then went on to out­line Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo’s stated com­mit­ment to re­solv­ing is­sues in the re­gion.

It said within Jokowi’s ten­ure, eastern In­done­sia’s eco­nomic growth had sur­passed that of the western part of the coun­try. In a string of tweets on Fri­day, the In­done­sian Em­bassy in Can­berra dis­puted claims at the meet­ing and reaf­firmed the govern­ment’s plan to re­vi­talise in­fra­struc­ture in Pa­pua.


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