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AMM monitors leave Aceh
Aceh Monitoring Mission has successfully completed most of the tasks
mentioned in the MOU
More than one hundred monitors from Europe and ASEAN will leave Aceh Monitoring
Mission (AMM) in the coming week after the successful completion of their tasks. Around 85
will stay in Aceh until 15 June.
AMM is invited by the Government of Indonesia – and with the full support of GAM – to
monitor the implementation of the peace agreement between the two parties signed in
Helsinki, Finland, on August 15, 2005.
Aceh Monitoring Mission started officially on September 15 with a mandate until March 15.
During those six months, AMM officials have monitored the relocation of non-organic
military forces and non-organic police troops; decommissioned GAM weapons and monitored
the former GAM combatants return to civil life; and monitored the legislation changes
outlined in the MoU
The monitors have been working from fourteen district / sub district offices around Aceh and
four Mobile Decommissioning Teams have travelled around the province.
Among the AMM officials leaving the coming week are Principal Deputy Head of Mission
Nipat THONGLEK from Thailand and Deputy Head of Mission (Operations) Jaakko
OKSANEN from Finland.
Where offices close down, part of the office equipment, office furniture and house furniture is
donated to institutions in the local communities including schools and health centres. For
- The AMM office in Blangkejeren has donated beds and wardrobes to Orphan-Asylum
Blangkejeren Budi Baik.
- In Subulussalam the primary School Sekolah Dasar Negri No. 2 has received teaching
material; the Islamic School Al-Iklas Pesantren has received a refrigerator; and the health
clinic Subulussalam Puskesmas a washing machine.
- In La