Special Operation to Win Self Determination in West Papua 1969
Written by John Anari
Special Operation is the one organization in KOSTRAD (Komando Strategy Angkatan Darat) or Strategy Commando of Indonesia Military. It was built by Brigade General Ali Murtopo at year 1963. He is the one of the Indonesia’s Intelegent and also the member of Soeharto(Ex. President Indonesia) and Sujono humardani. This organization was established for expansion area of Indonesia to Serawak (now is East Malasyia). But after succesed expansion to West Papua Nation that had proclamation by the facto at 1rd December 1961. But because still some trouble about Indigenous People over there, so this organitation come to West Papua island.
Some Special Operation that done in West Papua island is burned the document about West Papua Nation who was hided by West Papuan, terror Indigenous People in West Papua, Intimidation Papuan, Jailed people, and also killed every West Papuan Indigenous who decline and Againts Indonesia Government. Because of this Operation finally Indonesia Government could be the winner of Act of Free Choice (referendum) at year 1969 because Papuan representatives was chosed by Indonesia Goverment and they put representative in Dewan Musyawarah PEPERA (Consultation Parlement of Self Determination). But if we look at the law and justice, so the referendum was took in West Papua is ILLEGAL or not legal because it was done by representatives (no one man one voice) like International Law for an referendum in one region. This is the total representative of referendum is 1026 people from 800,000 soul.
Ali Murtopo sayed in Act of Free Choice (Selft Determination) : We don’t need you Papuan, we just need your Land and Natural Resources. If you want to get independent, so ask USA took you to the moon.
See the table of the representatives and the total peoples of West Papua at year 1969 :
|No.||Region / County||Total People||Representatives|
|The Total People||809,326 Peoples / soul||1026 Peoples / Soul|
This organization does not active in Act of Free Choice but also in General Election of Indonesia at year 1971 and after that. This body also playing in arranged the Politic Partys after year 1971 and then was stop at year 1974.
Statement of Ali Murtopo to the 400s Indigenous Papuans who joined in the Referendum 1969:
Jakarta didn’t need you Papuans but Jakarta just need your lands. If you want to independent, please asking US President put you on the Moon or asking your God to give you another island in Pacific island for you leaving.