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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955 - File 044. 1955-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 14, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/489/show/463.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript outcropping of the politics involved. The fifteen thousand men in ibis group once belonged to the former East Indies .Army. This army was liquidated as a logical result of the transfer of sovereignty. Vi bile this liquidation was in progress, the Indonesian aggression against the South Moluccan Republic occurred. The Amboinese requested that after demobilization from the army they be- returned to the South Moluccas, in order to defend their homeland. Thc Dutch refused for fear of antagonizing the Indonesian government. Holland iliel not want to jeopardize its billion- dollar investments in its former colonies, now controlled for the greater pari by the Jakarta government. The Amboi-' nese former soldiers refused to l»- demobilized within th*1 territory of their aggressors. It took an order from the international courts of law to confirm that they could not be forced to do so by the Dutch authorities. In its choice between allowing the unfortunate fifteen thousand I" return to their motherland or protecting its investments by kowtowing to the Indonesians, the Dutch government has chosen the latter. The resull is a "solution" under which these tropic- islanders are left to suffer for an indefinite period in DP camps ten thousand miles from home-, in the- unfamiliar cold of Holland. Their plight should be an added incentive for early consideration of the South Moluccan appeal to the I nited Nations. THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA To v\ bat extent is the Indonesian government in Jakarta representative of the Indonesian peoples, as i- the concept of democracy? Contrary to the situation in the South Moluccas, there has never been an election in Indonesia. "Parliament" in Jakarta consists of the original revolutionary council, who have appointed a number ,,f former Federalists who have yielded to Presidenl Sukarno's unitary demands. \t, constitution by the will ol the people- heis been written. No legislation by the will of the people has been enacted. President Sukarno himself was never elected. It needs no clarification lhal where everv form eef democracy is absent the' desires of ihe people an- led into darker channels. In present-day Indonesia insecurity reigns. All over the Archipelago insurrections occur, local leaders acquire power, gangs terrorize, military units disclaim central authority. The suffering population is a fertile breeding ground Im communism. Already communism has gained control of Indonesia's labor unions. Nationwide strikes and social upheavals heiva- led to recurrent invocation of nationwide martial Page 42 ^HTjcr- South Moluccan soldiers in action law. lhe struggle for power is between the ini 1 itiii % ami the Communists. Between these two the seeds of democrac) are crushed. In accordance with their policy of minimizing all news unfavorable to the government, the Indonesian authorities have' consistentl) claimed, since November, 1950. that "the Moluccan incident is closed." Yet eye witnesses unanimously report the continuance of the South Moluccan war. while the Ve« York Times of November 23, 1952. carried these lines: ". . . A Macassai press dispatch said that two arm) transports carrying reinforcements to Amboina from Java had been detained al Macassar...." The London Times ed June 6, 1953, in an editorial reviewing the general situation in Indonesia referred to the South Moluc.Ce ts: ". . . the geillanl liill. Republic of the Seeuib Moluccas ion WtPEMLIKl tinues to hold out in Ceram ami to appeal lo the world emaiiis! the v tolation of the rights guaranteed to it in the Round Table Conference al The Hague-. UN RESPONSIBLE lhe I nited Nalions has helped to terminate the colonial era in the former Easl Indies. It has stood at thc cradle of the new Indonesian federation. It has pledged the implementation of sov- ereignt) agreements. These agreements have' ben unilateral!) violated by the government of tin- Republic of Indonesia. The war of the Se.nth Moluccas is ee resull of ibis violation. The I nited \ations cannot continue in ignore a /ear for which thev can,, joint responsibility. The government of the Republic oi the South Moluccas appealed to the Security Council of the I N as long ago as June, 1950. Today il repeats its ap peal. It base's this appeal on its rights, confirmed bv e unit- of law. as stipulated in internationally recognized agreements and embodied in the I nited Neiliuns Charter. In the ease of the Soulh Moluccas the' basic principles of the I nited Na lions stand on trial. tin \,„ciiihe, 22, 1954, Katel J. V. \ ,7,5inline, Chairman of the South el/"//e< • can Delegation, appealed to the sixty members of the United Nations to place on the agenda of the current session of the General Assembly a new item as an important and urgent matter: "Complaint of violation by the Republic ■ ■j Indonesia "f tin: Linggadjati, the Renville, and tit,- Round Table Conference ■ 'Its." This appail outlines the South Moluccan complaint of Indonesian colonial oppression iinui'ist tl,, Smith Mnluccan people. Demonstration for freedom and independence by South Moluccans in Jakarta. Java, capital of the Republic of Indonesia, in November, 1950. FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955
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