61 Critchley to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram K243 BATAVIA, 11 January 1949, 9.15 a.m.

CONFIDENTIAL

Committee today (10th January) formally requested the Dutch by letter for authority to visit Bangka tomorrow for the purpose of seeing and speaking with Sukarno and other Republican leaders held there. Committee suggested that American aircraft at its disposal be used for the trip.

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