Almost two months Jeek Milian Kemong has succeeded the late Kelly Kwalik, but his leadership has not been accepted by its members. Therefore, the leader of the OPM and Deputy Chairman of West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL), Dr Otto Ondowame many times call upon all para military forces to accept the decision and give full support to the new Commander. Some who rejected his leadership due to his involvement in the attack and destruction of the Freeport copper pipe, which caused the company losses of millions of dollars in 1977. This group believe that he will face criminal charges without a doubt and become obstacle of struggle.
Kemong grew up with the late Kelly Kwalik and Dr Otto Ondowame and went to the same primary school in Amungun, sub-district of Akimuga in the 1980s and attended the Catholic seminary in Abepura from 1968 to 1971.