In speeches today, in Vanimo Town, after the body of the Late John Talu Tekwe arrived in his home-town, Vanimo, Sandaun Province, various parties are allowed to give last respect/ salute to his corpse.
At the same time, the Tekwei family also gave their species. Most of the children present and his own sister also gave speech and said:
- We will continue fight for the Independence of West Papua, until West Papua is free from Indonesian occupation;
- All children of the Late John Talu Tekwie promise to build John Tekwie statue at Dasi Market, Vanimo, the capital of Sandaun Province by next year. And invited all parties to support this plan.
- The body of the Late John Tekwe was wrapped with the West Papuan Morning Star Flag on front part, and PNG Flag at the back of his body means that West Papua issue will go in front from now on until West Papua gain back her independence from Indonesian colonial power
The pubic is allowed to give final salute today. The burial ceremony will be held tomorrow, after being taken along the border area, proclaiming the declaration of support to the independence movement of West Papua.
The Late John Talu Tekwie holds a Col. TPN PB Rank and will be remembered publicly in West Papua as the "National Hero" of the Republic of West Papua.