Democrat Party condemns British Lawmakers supporting separatism

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Democrat Party Associate Chairman Anas Urbaningrum said here on Tuesday his party condemned any party that supports separatism in Indonesia.

“Especially if it is done by legislators from other countries, such as Britain,” Urbaningrum told ANTARA in response to the establishment of an international parliamentary caucus on West Papua which supportedly included members of the British Parliament in London.

He said the move was a serious violation of the principle of mutual respect for a country`s sovereignty.

“It also shows that they are immature and do not understand politeness in international relations,” Urbaningrum, a former chairman of the Association of Muslim University Students (HMI), said.

Therefore, the Democrat Party urged the government to summon the British ambassador to Indonesia and ask for an explanation.

“The British ambassador to Indonesia must explain to the public about the stance of the British government regarding the issue,” he stated.

Anas Urbaningrum also urged the leadership of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) to file a strong protest against the British Parliament for the inappropriate action of some of its members.

The Jakarta Post reported that Theo L. Sambuaga, chairman of the House`s Commission I overseeing defense, information, foreign and political affairs, said the DPR would send a protest to the British Embassy in Jakarta.

“We can`t accept any efforts to support such a separatist movement, because it indicates foreign intervention in our country`s affairs,” he said.

Meanwhile, noting that the caucus was supported by two British MPs — Andrew Smith and Lord Harries — Indonesian legislator Abdillah Toha said such partial support could lead to a bigger movement.

National Development Party (PPP) legislator Ali Mudatsir said,”The government must take a firm stance because this has to do with our sovereignty.” (*)

3 comments so far

  1. TSIP on

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    TIM SURVEY INDEPENDENT PAPUA

    TERHADAP HASIL PILKADA KABUPATEN BIAK NUMFOR PERIODE 2009 – 2014
    SAMPEL DI AMBIL SECARA ACAK TERHADAP 200 TPS
    PEROLEHAN SUARA TERBANYAK SEBAGAI BERIKUT

    NO URUT PASANGAN CALON BUPATI/WAKIL PROSENTASI SUARA

    3 REYNALDA M KAISIEPO, S.Si,M.Th 27.32
    MAX R.F KREY, Amd.TS

    4 ADRIANUS KAFIAR,SE 25.50
    Ir.JOKO WAHYUDI

    5 Ir.H.E MACKBON ,M.Si 20.40
    ANDI FIRMAN MADJADI,SE

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    Per Tanggal 21 Oktober 2008

  2. Anne James on

    I am not sure that British Lawmakers supporting separatism, they probably against the human rights violation.

  3. […] Democrat Party condemns British Lawmakers supporting separatism Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Democrat Party Associate Chairman Anas Urbaningrum said here on Tuesday his party condemned any party that supports separatism in Indonesia. “Especially if it is done by legislators from other countries, such as Britain,” Urbaningrum told ANTARA in response to the establishment of an international parliamentary caucus on West Papua which supportedly included members of the British Parliament in London. He said the move was a serious violation of the principle of mutual respect for a country`s sovereignty. “It also shows that they are immature and do not understand politeness in international relations,” Urbaningrum, a former chairman of the Association of Muslim University Students (HMI), said. Therefore, the Democrat Party urged the government to summon the British ambassador to Indonesia and ask for an explanation. “The British ambassador to Indonesia must explain to the public about the stance of the British government regarding the issue,” he stated. Anas Urbaningrum also urged the leadership of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) to file a strong protest against the British Parliament for the inappropriate action of some of its members. The Jakarta Post reported that Theo L. Sambuaga, chairman of the House`s Commission I overseeing defense, information, foreign and political affairs, said the DPR would send […] […]


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