This document begins with an exposé of the twenty-period between 1942 and 1962, covering the Pacific War in West Papua (1942–1944) and the nation’s twelve years as a UN Non-Self-Governing Territory (1950–1962). The third section details the legal manoeuvring by Indonesia, the United States, and the United Nations to turn the Non-Self-Governing Territory into an Indonesian colony. The fourth sectio… Read More
Two papers by ICJ lawyers that analyse and dissect the New York Agreement (1962-1969), one by George Ernest Lambert written in 2000, the other by Melinda Janki published in 2010. George Lambert was a judge with the Australian Family Law Court judge between 1977 and 1990, and passionately concerned about the West Papuans' and East Timorese' right to self-determination, and Indonesia's abuse… Read More
On 9 September 2019 the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) travelled to Canberra with a petition of 17,000 signatures asking the government to vote for motions supporting West Papua's self-determination in the UN General Assembly. Jacob Rumbiak and Ronny Kareni, with members of Australia West Papua Association (Melb) and FRWP Womens' Office (Docklands) started the pilgrimage at the… Read More
PDF for downloading and printing Jacob, Powerpoint, SEAFORB, WEB… Read More
Senator Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Parliament of Australia. 16 October 2019. Dear Minister I am writing to request a much more engaged response from Australia to the Indonesian Parliament’s recent passage of legislation that formally integrated a religious militia, Paguyuban Nusantara, into the Indonesian Defence Force. Paguyuban Nusantara, led by criminal-returnees from th… Read More
CARTOON EXHIBITION at 2016 Sampari Art Exhibition & Sale for West Papua ACU ART GALLERY, 26 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (2-11 December 2016). An exhibition of twenty-nine works by Australia's most gifted and beloved cartoonists published in 2006 after the arrival of forty-three West Papuan asylum seekers. The cartoons narrate and amplify the war-of-words between Canberra and Jakarta, and betwe… Read More
Henri Licht, a Dutch-Australian writer, was the key speaker at the Federal Republic of West Papua (FRWP) Open Day in Docklands on 4 August 2019. Henri had just finished translating Vij Vochten in het bos a WWII memoir by Sergeant Maurits Christiaan Kokkelink (We fought in the jungle) published in Amsterdam in 1956 but never reprinted, and found in a second-hand bookstore in Ljouwert, capital… Read More
The Federal Republic of West Papua (FRWP) is a sovereign nation-state, with a central government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.
Five-thousand academics, politicians, church leaders, and senior tribal leaders established the FRWP on 19 October 2011 during the 3rd Papua Congress. They determined its objectives, and elected a president and a prime minister. The Indonesian government immediately charged President Forkorus Yaboisembut, Prime Minister Edison Waromi, and three organizers of the Congress, with subversion, and they were incarcerated for three years.
President Yaboisembut is Chair of the Dewan Adat Papua (Papua Customary Council), the peak representation of the nation's seven tribal states. Prime Minister Waromi, a lawyer and theologian, has spear-headed resistance and nation-making since he was first incarcerated in 1989.
In terms of resistance, the FRWP seeks UN Security Council clearance for registration with the UN General Assembly, and third-party mediation for the removal of the Indonesian Republic's political and security infrastructure.
In terms of nation-making, the FRWP is building a political house for the carriage and distillation of the nation's tribal, traditional, and modern ways of thinking and being.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade is the only FRWP institution in the diaspora, and Minister Jacob Rumbiak is the only executive who doesn't live in his homeland
We seek to ground the FRWP's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Immigration in the principles and practices of Good Governance, Sustainability, and Self-Determination
We seek to promote and develop a viable, honest, and enduring representation of West Papuans political, cultural, and moral ambitions and determinations
We seek to inspire member-state representatives in the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly to pass a motion on West Papua's independence in 2015.
West Papuans are indigenous Melanesians, with kin in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Kanaky-New Caledonia, and Torres Strait.
After decades of Dutch colonial governance, we constituted 99% of the population. Under Indonesian administration since 1963, we now constitute just 47%, with an annual growth rate of 1.84% (compared to the non-Papuan rate of 10.82%).
ʻSlow motion genocideʼ is blamed for 546,126 missing Papuans— assassinated, poisoned, exiled, born dead or not at all. Our brightest are incarcerated. Our land, source of spirituality and sustainability, is ravaged by miners and loggers. Our waters, pristine in 1962, are polluted. Our unique flora and fauna is flogged in black markets across Java and Sulawesi.