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Papua (Indonesia)

Irian Jaya

Last modified: 2019-08-06 by zachary harden
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[Papua] by Logo-Share and Zachary Harden, 21 February 2019 See also:


On 23 October 2001, the Indonesian Parliament approved the bill about autonomy for the Province of Papua (former Irian Jaya), including also right to use its own "independence flag" (BBC's formulation). Evidently, the blue-white striped flag with the red hoist field including the white star is meant.
Jan Zrzavy
, 23 October 2001

Papua (was Irian Jaya) was recently offered a wider autonomous status - last week if I'm not wrong. But the council of "native" people/tribes rejected that offer, since its basic demand - that is 100% independency - wasn't issued. Two items mentioned in that offer are Irian Jaya will be called Papua and the widely used flag of Papua (blue and white lines, red triangle, and white star) is recognized and can be use as cultural symbol rather than a political movement symbol.
Yustinus Sembada, 24 October 2001

The flag will not be the one with a red triangle but with a red transverse stripe, I guess.
Jan Zrzavy, 24 October 2001

About the flag

Similar to a lot of the provincial flags, the flag for Papua is their emblem on a mono-colored background. In this case, it is blue.
Zachary Harden, 21 February 2019