ULMWP Chairman Benny Wenda by Dan McGarry

ULMWP Chairman Benny Wenda by Dan McGarry

Dear Editor,

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) with all the people of West Papua want to wish all the citizens of the Republic of Vanuatu a Happy 38th Independence Anniversary on 30th July, 2018.

Vanuatu is the only country in the Pacific region that fought with sweat, tears and bloodsheds to gain its independence from its colonies (British and French).

The people, together with the Opposition and the Government of Vanuatu understood very clearly the meaning of a foreign colonialism against colonized people and the territory of his homeland when it was known as New Hebrides, experienced of bitterness and pain of a colony, the deception of a colonial, facing tactics and strategic colonialists thwarting the outrageous vengeance in an attempt to thwart the achievement of independence of New Hebrides at the time.

On Monday July 30, 2018 all the people, together with the Opposition and the Vanuatu state government domiciled in and abroad Vanuatu paused to ponder the meaning of a colonialism but also reflect on the meaning of the implementation of the values of independence itself. This value is affirmed by Father Walter Lini, the founder of Vanuatu independence that Vanuatu does not yet have a real sense of freedom if the people and other areas of his own Melanesian people are still under colonialsm.

Based on the experience of the struggle, the people, opposition and the government of the Republic of the Vanuatu expressly support the struggle for the independence of Kanaky, West Papua and other Melanesian territories still in the grip of foreign colonialism under this sky should be abolished because of the real values of independence which was declared by the founding Father of the Republic of Vanuatu, late Father Hadye Walter Lini will come true, said ULMWP Chairmen Mr Benny Wenda.

Once again on behalf of all West Papuans, United Liberation Movement for West Papua wish all the people of the Republic of Vanuatu a happy annivesary and join in as Melanesian solidarity to honor and celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Independence Day today.

God bless the people, Government, Opposition, and the country of Vanuatu.

Jacob Rumbiak

ULMWP Spkesperson