| Cross Border Raids By Indonesian Terrorists, Months Of May and June 1963
| Saturday, February 10, 2007
|17 May, 1963.
A group of 13 Indonesian terrorists attacked two trading posts at Nanga San, near Lubok Antu in the second division of Sarawak when one Chinese trader was wounded in this attack.
3rd June, 1963.
A group of 15 Indonesian terrorists attacked an Iban longhouse, a Rumah Mareniggar, near Lubok Antu in the second division of Sarawak. In this incident one Iban was wounded.
6 June, 1963.
A group of eight Indonesian terrorists raided a village shop and a long house in Ensawang, near Lubok Antu, second division of Sarawak. One Iban was killed and one Security forces sergeant was wounded in this incident. The terrorists fled across the border into Indonesian territory.
The pamphlets left behind were written in Iban and some of those read as follows :
(I) If there are any police around we will kill them but we will not harm the kampong people.
(2) We will kill the penghulu of this area and his family;
(3) We are the police of Party SUPP:
(4) We, are against white men and will kill them;
(5) We will liberate you from the white grip.
Signed: Durin Laling.
17 June, 1963.
A party of 30 Indonesian border raiders crossed into Sarawak and surrounded a longhouse at Wang, Panjoi (near Lubok Antu), but dispersed when a Defencc aircraft flew over the area. From subsequent investigations, three of the raiders wcrc recognised as having come from Badau in West Kalimantan, which is a known base for border raiders.
29 June, 1963.
About 15 Tentera National Kalimantan Utara bandits shot up the village of Panchau, a trading post in Lendu district, Sarawak, close to the Indonesian border. Three Sarawak Ibans were killed and two wounded, one seriously. TNKU pamphlets in Malay, English and Chinese were left behind by the raiders who withdrew towards Indonesian territory but taking with them a wireless set stolen from a village shop whose owner, an Iban named Bungsen was one of those killed.
Note: Panchau is three minutes walking time from the border. Bandits appeared to have come from Indonesia, down river behind a village and sweeping through it twice, doing as much killing as they could. Shots were fired and three grenades thrown. The primary object of this raid was political terrorism.
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 8:58 PM