Maluku Sovereignty Front

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Maluku Sovereignty Front
Front Kedaulatan Maluku
Also known as Front for the Sovereignty of the Moluccas
Leader(s) Alex Manuputty
Active region(s) Maluku Islands
Ideology Moluccan nationalism, Liberal conservatism and Anti-communism

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).[1] It was established on June 15, 2000 at Ambon.[2]

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.[citation needed]

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.[3]

The leader of the FKM organisation Alex Manuputty has fled to the United States, but continues to support independence.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian separatist on trial in Indonesia, BBC, August 19, 2002.
  2. ^ Front Kedaulatan Maluku (Maluku Sovereignty Front) Globalsecurity.org
  3. ^ Chris Brummitt, Christian separatist leader threatens to raise independence flags in Maluku, Associated Press, April 5, 2002.
  4. ^ Live video footage interview with Alex Manuputty in exile, in the USA.

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