260 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram Hag 131 THE HAGUE, 7 August 1947, 6.08 p.m.
INDONESIA. My telegram 130. 
As the Minister for Foreign Affairs was fully occupied in long cabinet meeting I saw the acting chief of the Political Section last evening and acted in accordance with paragraph six your telegram 100.  The latter took careful note of your advice but would not discuss it. He has just now informed me that the Minister for Foreign Affairs is considering it and will give me reply tomorrow.
2. I fear that the Dutch cannot appreciate the need for either speedy or dramatic action and are inclined to think they have done everything necessary.
3. I have communicated to External Affairs Department the text of the Prime Minister's statement  today and emphasized especially reasons (c) and (d) given in your telegram 102  which seem to impress them. But I am not optimistic that they will rise to the occasion.