171 Critchley to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram unnumbered BATAVIA, 29 January 1949, 7.15 p.m.

United Nations Commission for Indonesia held first meeting January 29th. Commission adjourned to confer with Acting Chairman of Netherlands [1] on Security Council resolution 28th January. [2] Acting Chairman reported he had received no information from Netherlands Government regarding resolution. Therefore, he said Netherlands is not now in position to take any action in compliance with resolution. During interview Commission informed acting Chairman of receipt of letter from Republican Delegation reporting that Republican delegation press officer and a member of Republican Ministry of Information arrested 28th January by Netherlands authorities in Batavia. Acting Chairman Netherlands will immediately seek information on arrests and inform commission as soon as possible.

1 T. Elink Schuurman.

2 Document 168.

[AA : A1838, 403/3/1/1, xxi]