Dutch embassy Jakarta does not want to receive Indonesian relatives
Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020, Dutch embassy Jakarta. Indonesian relatives whose (grand-) fathers were brutally murdered by the Dutch army in 45-49 are asking for a meeting with ambassador Lambert Grijns. On January 31 they sent a letter to Dutch King Willem-Alxander to express their disapproval of his State Visit in March. They demand legal recognition of 1945 and full apologies. They haven’t got an answer from the King yet. The response of the Dutch embassy? “We have no time for you, because we are busy with preparing the State Visit”.
One of the relatives talking in English is Naya Johan, she is the granddaughter of Mr. Tulus, an Indonesian victim of Dutch war crimes. Her grandfather got murdered by the Dutch Army in 1949, in Rengat Sumatra. If you want to know more about this particular story you can read Anne-Lot Hoek’s article at Inside Indonesia: https://www.insideindonesia.org/rengat-1949-part-1
Video by: Yvonne Rieger-Rompas, researcher for K.U.K.B.
Subtitles: Marjolein Van Pagee, Historian, founder Histori Bersama.