Support Grows in PNG for an Independence Vote in West Papua

January 8, 2019

There’s been renewed unrest and violence West Papua in recent months, and it’s gaining attention across the border in Papua New Guinea.

People in PNG feel a strong connection to those on the other side of the island and there has been some renewed support for a referendum in the Indonesian territory.

The calls are also coming from within the government, with a coalition member advocating for a fresh vote and saying he will be pushing for a change in PNG’s policy on West Papua.

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Written by Natalie Whiting and published on AM – ABC Radio