Indonesia: Farewell to Arms

FAREWELL TO ARMS. August 15 marks the day of signing of the final Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Indonesia government and Aceh Freedom Movement (GAM, Gerakan Aceh Merdeka), in which the separatists agree to disarm and accept amnesty, money and farmland. Ironically, peace finally dawned to replace the decades-old undeclared civil war after the tsunami which devastated Aceh on December 26 last year. Blogger, journalist and activist Allan Nairn of has been following the event.

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  • […] Indonesia celebrates its 60th National day today. Agam, a Thailand-based blogger who hails from the little town of Tapaktuan in Indonesia, wrote two days ago on the signing of MoU between the Acehnese separatists and the Indonesian government, and extended a earlt greeting to his home country. […]

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