479 Quinn to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram Hag 207 THE HAGUE, 26 December 1948, 11.10 p.m.

IMPORTANT CONFIDENTIAL

INDONESIA

Understand inner Cabinet has met but no decision to stop fighting has been announced. Following press conference Sunday afternoon at which Government spokesman said no official statement would be made until the Dutch delegate had again spoken in Security Council impression here is that police action will continue until few remaining main centres in Java have been taken, on the grounds that resistance is coming from terrorist bands rather than Republican troops.

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