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COMMENT | The Palestine that’s on our doorstep

COMMENT | I found it ironic that Malaysia was relieved of its position this week as host of the 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship due in no small part to its refusal to accord Israeli athletes with visas.

Ironic because we are so gung-ho about supporting the cause of an occupied people in the Middle East, but absolutely silent about the situation in West Papua which is on our doorstep.

West Papuans are indigenous to their island but they have a colonial occupier.

It’s called Indonesia. Papuan activists are arrested and murdered and their homeland exploited for its vast national resources. This is another Palestine happening on our doorstep.

Today Dec 1 marks the 60th anniversary of the day West Papuans were...

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