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Jakarta Post

ICJ ruling `could inspire RI separatists'

  • Mustaqim Adamrah


JAKARTA   /   Tue, July 27 2010   /  10:33 am

Indonesia's territorial sovereignty could be under threat, following a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which found that Kosovo's unilateral secession from Serbia did not violate international law, legislators say. However, the government has said otherwise. "Will *the ruling* inspire separatist movements in other countries *including in Indonesia*? The answer is yes," Golkar legislator Tantowi Yahya of House of Representatives' Commission I overseeing communications military and international affairs and, told The Jakarta Post on Monday. "But separatist movements in Papua and Aceh *provinces*, for instance, are different from that in Kosovo in terms of historical backgrounds," he said. Tantowi said how the Indonesian government dealt with separatists was also different to the Serbian government's methods. The Indonesian government appro...