Indonesian Aggression from across the border for the month of July 1963
Sunday, February 11, 2007
3 July, 1963. A group of approximately four Indonesian terrorists clashed with security a patrol at Kandai. In this incident, one Indonesian terrorist was killed. Kandai is in Panchau area, near the Indonesian border. One shot gun and magazine were recovered. The terrorist who was killed was definitely not a Sarawakian. He was a stranger to the border area and possibly a Javanese.
4 July, 1963. A group of 25 armed men in jungle green uniforms surrounded and looted a long,house at Sungei Tapong, Ulu Undup in the second division of Sarawak close to the Indonesian border. The longhouse is approximately 30 minutes walking time from the border. A shotgun, rice and three fighting cocks were stolen.
5 July, 1963. An armed gang of at least 25 men dressed in jungle green and blue uniforms shot up a Dayak longhouse at Kampong Nibong about two miles from the lndonesian border in the first division of Sarawak. The Indonesian terrorists withdrew after about 20 minutes raid, leaving, behind several TNKU pamphlets. They withdrew taking with them five shotguns. One woman was killed in this raid.
6 July, 1963. A gang of 20 bandits ransacked a longhouse at Sungei Puting Lulu in Batu Lintang area of the Second Division. The village headman was abducted and his body found later when security forces ambushed four Indonesian terrorists, killing one and recovering arms which included a police rifle stolen during the Tebedu police station raid of April 12, 1963.
8 July, 1963. Two bandits in jungle green uniforms were intercepted near Kampong Silik close to the Indonesian border between Batu Lintang and Lubok Antu in the Second Division. One of the bandits was killed and was identified by his TNKU pass as Agus Salim, an Indonesian subject of Malay race, headmaster of a Catholic School at Sungei Ambawabg in Indonesia, opposite Batu Lintang in Sarawak. Salim had in his possession a rifle stolen in the Tebedu police station raid.