You probably have seen him posting picture of himself in Aceh, with a caption talking about palm oil industry that destroys the natural habitat of elephants and other animals. Now some people in Indonesia think he’s making a black campaign against said industry in Aceh, and they want him deported.
(I can’t find any English news article so if you find one, please post it)
BANDA ACEH, WOL – Mengenang 17 tahun tragedi persimpangan Kertas Kraft Aceh (simpang KKA), serikat rakyat melakukan unjuk rasa di bundaran simpang lima Banda Aceh, Selasa (3/5), menuntut kasus diusut tuntas. “Masih teringat jelas dalam ingatan kita peristiwa KKA, tetapi kasus itu tidak pernah disentuh hukum,” sebut orator aksi. Dalam orasinya, mereka mengatakan pemerintah bahkan … http://dlvr.it/LD71h3
ACEH TAMIANG, WOL – Proyek pengadaan bersumber dana Otonomi Khusus (Otsus) miliaran rupiah diperiksa tim unit Tipikor Satreskrim Polres Aceh Tamiang bersama tim ahli Fakultas Teknik Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU). Pantauan Selasa (3/5), pemeriksaan dilakukan unit Tipikor Satreskrim Polres Aceh Tamiang bersama tim ahli Fakultas Teknik USU masih fisik komponen dua unit video tron yang … http://dlvr.it/LD6bqr
LHOKSUKON, WOL – Masyarakat Kabupaten Aceh Utara khususnya keluarga korban Tragedi Simpang KKA larut dalam dzikir dan doa memperingati 17 tahun tragedi tersebut, Selasa (03/5). Tragedi Simpang KKA adalah kejadian yang sangat tragis bagi keluarga korban. Dimana tragedi yang terjadi pada 03 Mei 1999 silam telah menewaskan sekitar belasan warga yang tidak bersalah, termasuk anak-anak … http://dlvr.it/LCzJrv
Today is our national holiday, commemorating the great BATTLE OF ANEUK GALONG that took place on March 26, 1896 between the Dutch and Free Achehnese forces. The fortress of Aneuk Galong was the Headquarters of Free Achehnese Forces for over 20 years and the virtual wartime capital of Acheh along with Mureue. It was the fortress that had successfully stopped the Dutch and Javanese invading forces from further advancement for 23 years since their second invasion of Acheh that had begun on Christmas Day, 1873.
The fortress of Aneuk Galong was first built by Tengku Tjhik di Tiro Muhammad Saman and then enlarged and fortified by his first son Tengku Tjhik di Tiro Muhammad Amin. From the strategic location of Aneuk Galong, the Achehnese forces maintained the longest siege in history against the Dutch and Javanese forces in the Kuta Radja area that lasted for 22 years!
In 1896 the Dutch took the initiative to break out from Achehnese encirclement. The Dutch historian, J. Kreemer, wrote in his book, “A-tjeh,” that “Tengku Tjhik di Tiro raised a very large army which he deployed to encircle the entire Dutch position in the country so that he effectively locked us in our stockades with the mighty force of arms.” On March 26, 1896, the Dutch forces under command of General Van Heutz and General Van Daalen - the two greatest generals in the history of Dutch colonialism, - attacked Aneuk Galong.
At the time of the attack, the fortress of Aneuk Galong was personally commanded by Tengku Tjhik di Tiro Muhammad Amin,who was also the Achehnese Head of State. He died as the hero of Acheh at that battle and was buried next to his father in the latter mousoleum in Mureue. Here is what Dutch General Van Daalen wrote about the Battle of Aneuk Galong: “The Achehnese fought like lions. They preferred to die than surrender. It was a bitter hand-to-hand fighting. Quarter was not asked, and was not given…. Among the Achehnese dead was Tengku Muhammad Amin di Tiro whose body was brought by his men to Mureue, and was buried there next to the grave of his father.”
However- like the history between Acheh and Holland- this is not where the history of the Battle of Aneuk Galong ends. Two days after the aforementioned incident, on the 28th of March, 1896, Achenese forces under the command of Teuku Umar and his wife Tjut Njak Dien recaptured the Fortress of Aneuk Galong!
Today we commemorate the battle and the heroes of Aneuk Galong. There were two hundreds of them. Not one surrendered! Their memory strengthens our own resolve to carry on this struggle, a sacred duty which we inherited from them.
Aceh is stunningly beautiful, blessed with beaches that are arguably
more picturesque than those in Bali, the paradisiacal island that draws
in most of Indonesia’s tourists.
But foreign visitors have stayed
away for good reason. In 2004, Aceh bore the brunt of the Indian Ocean
tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people. Until 2005, it was also
wracked for three decades by a grisly guerrilla war for independence.
today, it is patrolled by religious police who hassle people for petty
violations: men wearing shorts, women in tight jeans, unmarried couples
holding hands by the sea.
in Aceh, cops regulate vice and virtue. In 2002, the province was
granted permission to enforce Sharia law by the national government,
which hoped to satiate rebellious locals with the right to govern itself
under the Quran.
LHOKSUKON, WOL – Dinas Pasar, Kebersihan dan Pertamanan (DPKP) Kabupaten Aceh Utara menggelar Sosialisasi Pengelolaan Persampahan 3 R dengan mengusung tema “Kita Tingkatkan Kesehatan Masyarakat dan Kualitas Lingkungan Serta Menjadikan Sampah Sebagai Sumber Daya Yang Bernilai Ekonomi” yang berlangsung di SMP Negeri 1 Tanah Jambo Aye, Aceh Utara, Selasa (03/5). Kepala DKPP Aceh Utara, Fakhruradhi … http://dlvr.it/LCnxDq