MSG leaders summit postponed but big West Papua rally goes ahead


WestpapuamarchinvanuatuThe Melanesian Spearhead Group Special Leaders Summit scheduled to be held in the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila next week has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

The Vanuatu Daily Post understands the MSG Summit will no longer be held from May 3-5 as initially planned and provisional dates (subject to change) may be May 30 to June 3, 2016 depending on the availability and commitments of the Leaders.

However, this did not trouble Vanuatu’s Free West Papua Association’s organised public march last week, which was planned to happen on the brink of the MSG Leaders’ Summit.

A big turnout bolstered the West Papua movement and will strengthen the support and determination nationwide. Read more

SOURCE: Asia Pacific Report