West Papuan students shout slogans during a rally in Surabaya on Dec. 2, 2013, demanding the independence of West Papua province from Indonesia. (EPA Photo/Fully Handoko)
Jayapura. The head of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district claimed on Thursday that the majority of the members of the local Free Papua Movement (OPM) faction — known as the National Liberation Army and led by Goliath Tabuni — have decided to leave the group and return to their villages.
“According to the confessions of underlings of Goliath Tabuni, they’ve grown very tired of living in the jungle for years,” district head Henock Ibo told local journalists in the Wamena district center on Wednesday. “They’ve gotten very, very tired.”