Papua New Guinea, East New Britain, General of the Revolutionary Army of West Papua, Seth Rumkorem, 1983
Papua New Guinea, East New Britain, General of the Revolutionary Army of West Papua, Seth Rumkorem, 1983

Papua New Guinea, East New Britain, General of the Revolutionary Army of West Papua, Seth Rumkorem, 1983 - In Rabaul on the island of East New Britain in the country of Papua New Guinea, I met Seth Rumkorem and his men. They were the nucleus of the Revolutionary Army of West Papua. They had traveled across the ocean 800 miles in a motorized outrigger dugout canoe from Irian Jaya, Indonesia (i.e., West Papua) to seek political asylum. They asked me if I was a reporter. I fibbed and said I was. They gave me a copy of what was essentially their Declaration of Indepence, along with convincing evidence that their right of self-determination had been tampered with by the Indoneisan goverment.

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