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Dutch king apologizes for past 'excessive violence'

  • Apriza Pinandita and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Bogor, West Java   /   Wed, March 11 2020   /  12:17 am
Royal visit: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) and Dutch King Willem-Alexander (center), accompanied by Queen Maxima, observe a kris belonging to Prince Diponegoro on the sidelines of the royal couple’s state visit at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Tuesday. The king and queen’s visit is aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of economy and human resource development.(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)(right) and Dutch King Willem-Alexander (center), accompanied by Queen Maxima, observe a kris belonging to Prince Diponegoro on the sidelines of the royal couple’s state visit at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Tuesday. The king and queen’s visit is aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of economy and human resource development.(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Royal visit: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) and Dutch King Willem-Alexander (center), accompanied by Queen Maxima, observe a kris belonging to Prince Diponegoro on the sidelines of the royal couple’s state visit at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Tuesday. The king and queen’s visit is aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of economy and human resource development.(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived at the Kalibata Heroes Memorial Park in South Jakarta on Tuesday to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the dead.Later that day, light rain and poetry greeted the royal couple as they visited another war cemetery just a few kilometers north, paying their respects to the fallen from one of the darkest periods in the shared history of Indonesia and the Netherlands.The pilgrimage to Kalibata and l...