Aceh Peace Pact 'on the Brink of Collapse'
The peace agreement between the government and the Free Aceh Movement is on the brink of collapse, Mr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs said. He put the blame on serious violations by the separatist movement. ‘Peace is on the brink of collapse, although the peace process in Aceh cannot be declared a certain failure,’ he was quoted as saying at the State Palace after a meeting with President Megawati Sukarnoputri on Thursday. The senior minister, along with Minister of Defence Matori Abdul Djalil, Commander of the Indonesian Military (TNI) Endriartono Sutarto and National Police chief Da’i Bachtiar, had been in Aceh province from Feb 9 to 12 to monitor the latest developments. Full Story