“I came to Scotland as the guest and observe to learn about how the referendum was being organised and run. I was inspired by the fact it had been conducted without any pressure from the UK Government”, said Benny Wenda.
While interviewed Benny Wenda sent very clear messages to the Scottish people, British people, international community, and Indonesia government, "My dream is that in a peaceful way West Papua will have the right to choose their own destiny like Scottish people," he said. "[What] I am witnessing directly now, it gives me hope that one day it might happen to the West Papuan people." The source from (The Sydney Morning Herald).
However, Benny Wenda present to be witness directly to learn and see how the Scotland referendum will be better example to apply for West Papua, because West Papua has been deny their right to self-determination and referendum by America, Netherlands, and Indonesia since “New York Agreement 1963” where those countries sold West Papuan to the second colony which Indonesia. Therefore, Benny strongly believe that, this referendum can inspired him and his people.
Benny Wenda, demanding to the people of the Scotland, British, and international communities to put pressure on their government to allow West Papuan people have right to exercise and vote for their destiny which referendum for West Papua with democratically way under International law.
Finally, at the end of the interviewed live by many media outlets and mainstream broadcaster congratulated Benny Wenda for his campaign against Indonesia colonialism and slavery from Indonesia. Good luck for your campaign and hope you will gain your independence and you will go free man where you can re-join with your people.
Benny Wenda’s trip to Scotland (17th to 19th September 2014) as more and more people are made aware about the struggle of our people for an independence and referendum of their own. This incredible awareness and increase support from Scottish people and international community.