150 Critchley to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram K121 [KALIURANG] , 27 May 1948
Your telegram 134. 
The Republic would welcome a solution to the sovereignty issue along the lines suggested. They have already expressed informally the opinion that they would welcome United Nations Trusteeship if the Dutch proceeded to set up the United States of Indonesia without them.
2. Any suggestion of strong action by the Security Council may bring the Netherlands' threat to quit the Indies. This bluff could be called. In the unlikely event that they carry out their threat, the Republic has already demonstrated (1945) its capacity to manage a difficult situation.