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A SuSfan Confesses
DJAKARTA, Thurs ( AAP- Reuter): Sultan of . Pontianak, Hamid II, has confessed that he ordered rebel leader Cap tain Turco Westerling to launch an attack during an In donesian Cabinet meeting on January 24 and shoot three ministers dead.
According to the confession, all ministers present were to have been arrested and after wards it was planned to form a new Government with Hamid as Defence Minister. Hamid was arrested at Dja karta on April 5 on suspicion of having been the leader of the Westerling movement. According to Semarang's Dutch language newspaper De Locomotief, thorough investi gation into the Westerling af fair has produced proof that a number of high Dutch officers gave active or passive assist ance to the movement. ? Westerling, a former Dutch commando, who sought recog nition of his 'Army of the Heavenly Host' as the army of the autonomous West Java state of Pasundun, fled to Singapore in February, where he was arrested and gaoled for illegal entry.