Presidentabruptly cancel his state visit to the Netherlands, on Tuesday (5/10), because of the movement in the land of Windmills that will catch him and the issue of human rights violations in Indonesia.
Yesterday, the Dutch media immediately highlighted the historic visit of the cancellation of an invitation to meet Queen Beatrix, who is the head of the Dutch state. Even the media is calling it an insult the President action.
De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper in the Netherlands, wrote in an editorial with the headline: Insult. Paper De Telegraaf that can be read via the Internet that stated, "The Queen will officially receive the President of Indonesia and the refusal to come is a direct insult to the Queen."
Daily was also considered, Yudhoyono's decision makes the relationship between the two countries deteriorated. "The government should reconsider its ties with Indonesia after this disgraceful act," De Telegraaf wrote.
The Netherlands is a country with a system of parliamentary democracy kingdom. Heads of government held by the prime minister chosen through elections. While the Queen's position was as head of state.
Other Dutch media average cancellation of the visit was to write news media citing Indonesia. For example Financieele Dagblad who wrote, "Indonesian President reschedule a visit to the Netherlands". There is also Parool.nl who wrote, "Indonesian President dared not come."
For information, President Yudhoyono off to the Netherlands because they feel uncomfortable with court lawsuit filed by the rebels RMS (Republic of South Moluccas) in The Hague court, which asked for President arrested on charges of human rights violations. Although the gain immunity from prosecution as head of state, but the trial was psychologically disturbed could make the visit.
"Before I left, my monitor last days there is a kind of movement in The Hague who will file claims court in The Hague for human rights issues in Indonesia and even to demand the arrest of the President of Indonesia when the Dutch," Yudhoyono said at a news journalist in the VIP room Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta.
"What I can not accept is when the President went to The Hague at the invitation of the Government of the Netherlands, just when it held the hearing to decide upon the demands of arrest against the President of Indonesia. Therefore, I decided to postpone this visit. "
Related to that, President Yudhoyono plans to send a letter to the Dutch Government's decision related to delay state visit it. Head of State can not ensure that when it will make a state visit to the Netherlands. He said the visits will be conducted after the all clear.
President Yudhoyono was originally a state visit to the Netherlands for five days (5-9 October) at the invitation of Queen Beatrix. The visit will also be a truly historic visit. President Yudhoyono will receive a written acknowledgment from the Netherlands on August 17, 1945 Indonesia's independence. There, SBY will also be awarded the Order of the Dutch Lion by Queen of the Netherlands.
For information, although Indonesia declared its independence on August 17, 1945, during the Dutch government has not given formal written recognition of independence. There is a perception in the Netherlands that the independence of Indonesia was the outcome of the Round Table Conference in The Hague in 1949.
The cancellation of a visit to the Netherlands this is the third time. The first occurred in 2007, the second in 2008. The President and his entourage was originally scheduled to depart from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, at 15.00 pm yesterday with the Presidential plane Garuda Indonesia Airbus 330-200.
Before leaving, the President is scheduled to give information to reporters. However, until the time specified, the President has not given any statement or climb the aircraft. Around 14:00 pm, the atmosphere is initially quiet start to the hustle and bustle.
Several members of the Presidential Security Forces (Paspampres) raced to a certain position. Meanwhile, a number of security officers from the military and police busy organizing and parked the usual number of cars involved in the presidential motorcade. A number of cars that are on the left Halim Perdanakusuma.
Dutch Foreign Ministerhoping President Yudhoyono can still be a state visit to Netherlands. Verhagen also hope that the court could make a decision as soon as possible so that Yudhoyono's visit remain. The Dutch government is ready to welcome SBY and remain confident that the friendly relations between the two countries continues.
However, recognized Verhagen, a state visit that requires preparation for many months. Dutch Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin also have explained the case of hearing the petition filed by the leader of the RMS in the Netherlands, John Wattilete, the Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands JE Habibie. Ballin explained, the proposed Wattilete an individual lawsuit.
In the meantime, JE Habibie said, he had already contacted Ballin and the Dutch Palace. Ballin stated that there is any threat against President Yudhoyono.
"I believe the President of Indonesia will not be arrested, but the court verdict would be psychologically disturbing as well. We are not cowards. But you can not fight the court. So this is not about RMS. But, we do not want the President of Indonesia humiliated by court decision, "said JE Habibie in The Hague.
"I had a phone this morning the Dutch Minister of Justice, even talked to the Queen. It's no guarantee there will not be anything. However, I understand the Dutch government had no power and can not interfere in court." Habibie agreed with SBY attitude, delaying the departure to the Land of Windmills that until there is a court decision.
However, it does not mean President Yudhoyono and his surrender to the threat of RMS. Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of the House Priyo Budi Santoso asked the Netherlands not playing games with Indonesia in relation to the RMS group in the country who file complaints of human rights issues to the court and even asked capture the President.
"I warn the Dutch leader, to not mess with Indonesia. It's hard when we received the Dutch like it, "said Priyo the House of Representatives, Tuesday (5/10), responding to the cancellation of the visit of President Yudhoyono to the Netherlands. Priyo reveals, he was ready to initiate the demand for all the Indonesian people back on the occupation that has been done by the Dutch to Indonesia.
"The killing was done by the Dutch who had colonized Indonesia for hundreds of years, and the Queen of the Netherlands to propose an international tribunal," he said. The same is disclosed Vice Chairman of Commission I (foreign affairs) House of Representatives, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita.
Said Agus, who was President of Indonesia who visited the Netherlands, the group RMS must do the same, namely immediate capture by the Dutch Court of human rights enforcement. "It's not just a matter of President Yudhoyono. Right demanding RMS, so whoever the president, yes to the same treatment" said Agus.
He also questioned the Dutch court held a hearing at the same time with the visit of President Yudhoyono. "Why digelarnya on the same day. Although there is no possible immunity and arrested SBY, it does harass" he continued.
Agus behind questioning the feelings of the Dutch nation if similar conditions happen to Queen of the Netherlands or Dutch Prime Minister during his visit to Indonesia.
"What if there is a group of Indonesian people are concerned about human rights violations when the Dutch colonized Indonesia. Then ask the courts here or catch the Dutch Queen Beatrix Prime Minister during a visit to Indonesia. How do they feel?" He continued.