West Papua raises the 77-meter flag on Indonesia's outer islands West Papua raises the 77-meter flag on Indonesia's outer islands

West Papua raises the 77-meter flag on Indonesia's outer islands

West Papua raises the 77-meter flag on Indonesia's outer islands  The government and the public unfurled red and white flags for 77 meters and planted 77 flags on the coast of Fani Island, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Saturday (13/8/2022). ANTARA/Ernes Broning Kakisina/pri.  Sorong (ANTARA) - The government and the public unfurled a 77-meter-long Red and White flag and planted 77 flags on the coast of Fani Island, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Saturday.  The stretching and planting of the flag on the Indonesian outer island of West Papua, which borders the State of Palau, was led directly by the Acting Governor of West Papua Paulus Waterpauw accompanied by the Commander of Fleet Command III Rear Admiral TNI Irvansyah, Commander of Kodam XVIII/Kasuari Maj. Gen. Gabriel Lema, Kapolda Inspector General Pol. Daniel Tahi Monang Silitonga.  Acting Governor of West Papua Paulus Waterpauw said that the stretching and planting of the Red and White flag was in commemoration of the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in 2022.  He said that Fani Island is the outermost island of Indonesia's border with the State of Palau. Previously, the island was controlled by fishermen from the State of Palau, but because of the struggle of the predecessors, it became part of the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia.   Therefore, he said, the activity of stretching and planting the Red and White flag shows a symbol of the state that the state is present with the power to maintain the sovereignty of the island.  According to him, this activity is also to show respect to the predecessors who have fought with blood and tears to get the independence that we enjoy today.  It is said that through this activity we must promise in our hearts to maintain the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia in the outer islands of West Papua.  As children of the nation in West Papua, we only have one task, we are sure to fill the independence of the Republic of Indonesia with real works.  "There is no need to fight by preparing strength and so on, but our task is only one to fill the independence that has been achieved with the blood, sweat and all the sacrifices of our predecessors," he said.  Waterpauw gave an example that he could stand up and speak as a leader in the Indonesian nation because of the struggle of this nation's predecessors.

Sorong (ANTARA) - The government and the public unfurled a 77-meter-long Red and White flag and planted 77 flags on the coast of Fani Island, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Saturday.

The stretching and planting of the flag on the Indonesian outer island of West Papua, which borders the State of Palau, was led directly by the Acting Governor of West Papua Paulus Waterpauw accompanied by the Commander of Fleet Command III Rear Admiral TNI Irvansyah, Commander of Kodam XVIII/Kasuari Maj. Gen. Gabriel Lema, Kapolda Inspector General Pol. Daniel Tahi Monang Silitonga.

Acting Governor of West Papua Paulus Waterpauw said that the stretching and planting of the Red and White flag was in commemoration of the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in 2022.

He said that Fani Island is the outermost island of Indonesia's border with the State of Palau. Previously, the island was controlled by fishermen from the State of Palau, but because of the struggle of the predecessors, it became part of the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia.

Therefore, he said, the activity of stretching and planting the Red and White flag shows a symbol of the state that the state is present with the power to maintain the sovereignty of the island.

According to him, this activity is also to show respect to the predecessors who have fought with blood and tears to get the independence that we enjoy today.

It is said that through this activity we must promise in our hearts to maintain the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia in the outer islands of West Papua.

As children of the nation in West Papua, we only have one task, we are sure to fill the independence of the Republic of Indonesia with real works.

"There is no need to fight by preparing strength and so on, but our task is only one to fill the independence that has been achieved with the blood, sweat and all the sacrifices of our predecessors," he said.

Waterpauw gave an example that he could stand up and speak as a leader in the Indonesian nation because of the struggle of this nation's predecessors.
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