Please read history

Dear Editor,

Re: West Papua issue in Samoa 

I don’t want to defend my government, but please read history. Look what Australians did to the indigenous people there. Look what the United States did to the native Americans.

A well-designed and ruthless elimination of the entire people, their cultures, languages, even their presence as human beings.

We made lots of mistakes in the past. 

But, did the Government of Indonesia did it up to that scale? Without pretending to justify the past mistakes, we’re outpaced by them.

Please read again history, meet people, and visit my country. Come to Indonesia, go to Papua and see how it is going there by yourself.

I put my real name here, Ferry, an Indonesian that respects human rights, no matter what their nationalities are. People are created equal by God, I adhere to that notion. Thanks.

Ferry Apasaribu

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