• Aneuek Mud
  • Rapat Di Belanda
  • Yusuf Dawood and Guree
  • Pelanggara
  • Bangsa Aceh Berdemo Di Jalan Raya Stockholm
  • Organisasi pembebasan
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Press Release

April 1, 2016

Ariffadhillah and Yusuf Daud Return to Lead ASNLF

A general assembly of the Acheh-Sumatra National Liberation Front (ASNLF) was held in the Dutch capital of Denhaag on March 25-26, 2016. The two-day meeting coincided with the 143rd anniversary of the Dutch government’s official declaration of war against the Kingdom of Acheh on March 26, 1873. The assembly proceedings resulted in several important decisions aiming to increase ASNLF activities and further affirm its objectives for the upcoming four-year term.

In addition to the re-elections of Ariffadhillah and Yusuf Daud as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, for the 2016-2020 term, the general assembly has also appointed a number of board members to ensure that future leadership efforts continue to increase. The presence of Abdurrahman Ismail, better known as Gurèë Rahman, as one of the new members in the organizational structure of the ASNLF is expected to refine the consolidation and reconciliation of the Free Acheh movement within and outside of Acheh.

The general assembly spanned across two full days, from morning until evening. The process was tough, democratic, and dynamic, leaving attendees confronted by a myriad of emotions, namely melancholy, happiness, and gratitude. Participants of the assembly felt sorrow upon contemplation of all the fallen martyrs who defended Acheh over the last 143 years. But the opportunity to network and form friendships with like-minded colleagues from all over the world, including nations such as Acheh, Canada, Malaysia, the US, and several European countries proved the assembly to be a fortunate occasion overall. All of these ASNLF members gathered together for the sole purpose of bringing forth the best solution to redeem Acheh’s forgotten history and achieve a bright future for the homeland.

The general assembly was also attended by a number of independent observers consisting of academics studying in the Netherlands, activists, and ex-politicians from a local political party in Acheh. The leadership of the ASNLF is very grateful for the valuable input and contributions shared by these observers.

A number of important resolutions were passed during the assembly, including the improvement of human resources (HR), recruitment expansion, economic reform, and the emancipation of women in the struggle for independence. ASNLF’s mission for the next four years is to maintain and gradually improve the progress that has already been made towards independence.

On the third day, March 27th, the delegation visited the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem, also known as the Museum of the Colonial Dutch East Indies. The museum includes exhibits of sophisticated weapons owned by the Kingdom of Acheh that were seized by Dutch colonizers after the occupation of Kutaraja in 1874. Presented amongst these weapons is the Meuriam Lada Sitjupak, a cannon that uses roughly two quarts of pepper as ammunition, and was a gift from Sultan Sulaiman of the Turkish Ottoman Empire to the Kingdom of Acheh.

The ASNLF delegates were amazed, proud, and extremely moved upon seeing the relics of their ancestors. As an example, in a document from the Acehnese- Dutch War, an article states that even after 17 years of continuous warfare, the Netherlands was still only able to hold a 50 square kilometer quadrant of land in Aceh. Never forget!


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