Dear Friends of West Papua,
I sincerely apologise for the grief, disappointment and concern I have recently caused to those who support the freedom of West Papua. There have been concern and misunderstanding as to whom we have been formally associating with.
For your information neither the Free West Papua Campaign Perth Australia nor the Free West Papua Party has formally joined with any other group and both continue to remain fully under Benny Wenda’s leadership and guidance. I am sorry for the recent concerns supporters have had with whom we have been working with and any messages contrary to whom we have joined, I ask for your grace and forgiveness.
Our aims continue to be raising grass roots awareness of West Papua and activating the Australian Government to support the freedom of West Papua. To fulfill these aims we should be speaking to any group that wants to support West Papua. We agree with Benny Wenda that we will speak on any given platform about West Papua.
We do not support racism or violence.
We may not agree on some things but on one key point we seek to unite and that is the freedom of West Papua. The West Papuan people are suffering genocide at the hands of the Indonesian Military. We are committed to the freedom of West Papua as the ultimate solution.
Following are the principles that we seek to work with others by:
1. The opportunity to support the freedom of West Papua is open to all. No one has the right to stop anyone from supporting the freedom of West Papua.
2. We work with and accept all who support the freedom of West Papua.
3. We only use peaceful and non-violent means.
4. We are neither to the left nor to the right of politics but instead mainstream and we work with all who support the freedom of West Papua.
We look forward to continuing to work together.
FWP Campaign Perth Leader