Chris Soumokil

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Chris Soumokil (October 13, 1905 in Surabaya, East Java, Dutch East Indies – April 12, 1966) was the President of the self-proclaimed Republik Maluku Selatan.

His father was South Moluccan, and his mother was Indo Eurasian. He studied law at the University of Leiden. In April 1950 he declared the self-proclaimed Republik Maluku Selatan and served as President until he was arrested and later executed by order of President Suharto in 1966.[1][2]


  1. ^ Tineke Hellwig, Eric Tagliacozzo, ed. (2009). The Indonesia Reader. Duke University Press. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-8223-4424-7. 
  2. ^ Antoine Hol, John Vervaele, ed. (2005). Security and Civil Liberties: The Case of Terrorism. Intersentia. p. 81. ISBN 978-90-5095-508-9.