COMMITTEE OF DUTCH
To The Honorable Drs. Maxime J.M.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Jakarta, December 30, 2008
The Hon. Drs. Maxime J.M. Verhagen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Via: Embassy of the Kingdom of
H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. S-3
Minister Maxime Verhagen,
and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude on the presence of the
Ambassador of the Netherlands,
Dr. Nikolaos van Dam, on the Commemoration of Rawagede tragedy, which was held
in Rawagede Monument on December 9, 2008.
conjunction to the statement of the Speaker of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
the Kingdom of Netherlands, Mr. Aad Meijer, on November 24, 2008 as reported by
The Associated Press on November 25,
2008; that the Government of Netherlands offered to discuss the case with the
and a survivor of Rawagede massacre in order ‘’to help them with their
grieving’’; we would like to find out further the context of this statement.
Rawagede, we have discussed this statement with families of the victims; and in
his welcome speech during the commemoration of Rawagede incident, the Chairman
of the Committee of Dutch Honorary Debts (KUKB) has made the same inquiry to
Ambassador Van Dam, which unfortunately yet to be replied.
for Mrs. Kesah, 85 years, one of the widows of the Rawagede victims, your offer
for a discussion is too late. She died yesterday on December 29, 2008 at 09.00
(local time). Mr. Sa’ih, 86 years, the last survivor of the Massacre of
Rawagede, is also seriously ill.
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