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Jakarta Post

SBY warns of repetition of Aceh war

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 6 2013   /  10:38 am

Meet the Press: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (center) speaks at a press conference regarding the flag controversy in Aceh province at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday, while Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi (left) and State Secretary Sudi Silalahi look on.(Courtesy of President’s Office/Abror Rizki)The President is telling the people of Aceh to follow the law and to only fly the Indonesian flag — and not a flag inspired by a former separatist movement — for the next two weeks.

 “It is clear that the Red-and-White should be displayed throughout the whole motherland. It is our flag,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Friday.

“A region may have its own symbols, but they should be in line with all prevailing regulations and laws.”

Yudhoyono also warned against a recurrence of the decades-long armed insurgency launched by the Fre...