The Maluku Sovereignty Front (FKM) (Indonesian: Front Kedaulatan Maluku) is a secessionist movement on Ambon Island, aiming to restore the Republic of the South Moluccas (RMS). It was established on June 15, 2000 at Ambon.
They have been monitored by the Indonesian military for stockpiling weapons and other activities. Indonesian sources claim that the group first emerged in January 1999.
One of their activities has been to fly the banned flag of the Republic of South Maluku in public places to commemorate an unsuccessful secession attempt in 1950.
The leader of the FKM organisation Alex Manuputty has fled to the United States, but continues to support independence.
- ^ Christian separatist on trial in Indonesia, BBC, August 19, 2002.
- ^ Front Kedaulatan Maluku (Maluku Sovereignty Front) Globalsecurity.org
- ^ Chris Brummitt, Christian separatist leader threatens to raise independence flags in Maluku, Associated Press, April 5, 2002.
- ^ Live video footage interview with Alex Manuputty in exile, in the USA.