Residents of Rawagede attend the ceremony Balong-sari
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Dutch Government apologises for 1947 Indonesia massacre

The Dutch government has apologised for the 1947 massacre committed by its soldiers in Indonesia.

As many as 430 men and boys were rounded-up and killed in the village of Rawagede, as Indonesia fought for independence and the Dutch were clinging to their retreating colonial empire.

Families of those killed attended a ceremony at the site of the killings, now known as Balongsari.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 09 Dec 2011