Report – By Suherdjoko in Jakarta
Indonesia is facing a proxy war in which a third party is being used to attack Indonesia in any way, says Army chief of staff General Gatot Nurmantyo.
“A clear example of a proxy war is the seceding of East Timor [ now Timor-Leste] from Indonesia. Why were there efforts to secede East Timor from Indonesia?” he asked students at Diponegoro University in Semarang.
“It turned out that there was the Great Sunrise [oil field] in Timor Gap. A book on this issue was written by an Australian who was an adviser to [then pro-independence movement leader now Prime Minister] Xanana Gusmao.” Read more »