Asia-Pacific

Sep 14, 2011

Dark forces still at work in Aceh, Indonesia

In a couple of weeks, Aceh will hold its second gubernatorial elections since the 2005 peace agreement that ended almost three decades of separatist war.

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

In a couple of weeks, Aceh will hold its second gubernatorial elections since the 2005 peace agreement that ended almost three decades of separatist war. After five years of relative peace and stability, the main political tensions appear to be between competing factions of the former Free Aceh Movement (GAM). Other, more troubling tensions are, however, just below the surface.

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  1. nicolino

    This is indeed concerning considering the incumbent president is increasingly been seen as inneffective.
    Wherever the Indonesian military crawls out of its garbage heap you can expect trouble.

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