Indonesian Army Robbing Malaysian in Malaysia

I have today written to Najib high-lighting the robbery committed by the Indonesian army near the border within our Malaysia territory. Our soldiers can do nothing against the fearsome Indonesian soldiers.

This is my letter:

1. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib BinTun Abdul Razak
Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras 4 Blok Barat,
Bangunan Perdana Putra,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 PUTRAJAYA By Fax & Post
03-8888 0035

2. Dato’ Abu BakarBin Haji Abdullah
Ketua Setiausaha
Kementerian Pertahanan Malaysia
Jalan Padang Tembak
50634 Kuala Lumpur By Fax & Post
03-2691 4163

Dear Sir,
Re: Robbery by Indonesian Army in Malaysia territory near the
Malaysian/Indonesian border at Bau, Sarawak

I received complaint from the workers of a timber logging operator at Kampung Padang Pan, Bau, Sarawak that Indonesian army had trespassed into our Malaysia’s territory and robbed them of their bulldozer/caterpillar.

Enclosed herewith 2 copies of the Police Report No.BAU/000350/08 dated 8-3-2008 and No.Bau/Kpt/459/2008 dated 29-3-2008 for your reference.

According to the complainants, on 7-3-2008, the Indonesian army, without the consent of the logging operator, removed the operator’s bulldozer from the operator’s logging site to another logging block which is nearly to the Malaysian/Indonesian border. The Indonesian army demanded payment of RM30,000.00 for the return of the said bulldozer.

After one of the complainants, Mr. Hii King Wan, lodged the police report, some police personnel and a few of our Malaysia army personnel went to the place of incidence and confronted the Indonesian soldiers.

Our army personnel used the GPS location tool and pointed out to the Indonesia soldiers that the bulldozer was within our Malaysian territory. Even the boundary stumps show that the truck was on our Malaysian land. However, the Indonesian army refused to return the bulldozer to the logging operator saying that they need further verification with their own GPS location tools. There were, at that time, about 20 Indonesian soldiers, all holding their guns pointing at the complainant and our police and army personnel.

Seeing that the Indonesian army would not give in, the complainant and the police and army personnel left the bulldozer at the place and waited for further response from the Indonesian army.

On 29-3-2008, the complainants were informed by the villagers that the Indonesian army moved the bulldozer a second time and this time they moved it across the boundary into the Indonesian territory.

This is day-light robbery by Indonesian army against our citizen in our own country. This also tantamount to an attack on the sovereignty of our country.

Not only is the bulldozer robbed by the Indonesian army, the other workers in the logging camp now do not dare to work for fear of further aggression on the part of the Indonesian army.

For the sovereignty of our country and protection of our citizens’ rights, I urge that immediate action be taken against the Indonesian government to retrieve the bulldozer and to stop further unlawful intrusion by the Indonesian army into our country.

Thank you for your kind attention and urgent action.

Yours faithfully,

Chong Chieng Jen