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AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia, separatist group rapped for truce violations

B>BANDA ACEH:/BA committee monitoring a ceasefire in Aceh province has for the first time criticised both the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) separatist group and the Indonesian government for truce violations.

AseanPlus News 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rebels in Aceh begin disarming

B>BANDA ACEH:/BRebels in strife-torn Aceh province said yesterday that they have begun laying down their weapons, raising hopes that a peace deal brokered by Swiss-based mediators could end the 27-year separatist war here that has killed more than 12,000 people.

Letters 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's time for sanity to prevail, give peace a chance

Depending on who is talking, it is always the other side that is absorbing the heavier casualties in any war. After three days of fighting, a military spokesman said on Friday (last week), government forces had killed at least 127 rebels from the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while suffering only four casualties.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rebels say Indon troops raid camp, kill one

Rebels in Aceh province on Monday accused Indonesian troops of raiding one of their camps and killing one separatist in the latest alleged violation of a peace deal aimed at ending the 26-year-long war in the region.

AseanPlus News 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aceh conflict looks likely to flare up again

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia's longest and bloodiest conflict is in imminent danger of breaking out again, just four months after a peace agreement was signed to international acclaim.

AseanPlus News 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mediators scramble to save Aceh pact

B>JAKARTA: /B>International mediators scrambled yesterday to salvage a peace agreement between Indonesia and separatist rebels in Aceh province after the government angrily cancelled emergency talks to address recent tensions over renewed violence.

Nation 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

MILF agrees to resume peace talks

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest Muslim separatist group in the Philippines, has agreed to resume exploratory peace talks with the government, officials said.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aceh may be put under emergency if talks fail

Indonesia may impose a state of emergency in Aceh province if planned talks with separatist rebels break down, Information Minister Syamsul Mu'arif said Thursday.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indon officials criticise peace mediators

B>JAKARTA:/BTop Indonesian officials, including Vice President Hamzah Haz, have criticised the Geneva-based Henry Dunant Center (HDC) as being ineffective in mediating for peace in restive Aceh province, reports said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ops to restore order in Aceh

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia began preparing yesterday for what it called an operation to restore security in Aceh province, where a peace pact with separatist rebels is verging on collapse.