501.BC Indonesia/1–849: Telegram
The Consul General at Batavia (Livengood) to the Acting Secretary of State
52. Gocus 533. GOC sent telegram to SC today as follows: “Subsequent its telegraphic report 7 January GOC was notified by acting chairman Netherlands delegation that his government now prepared discuss detailed plans for immediate dispatch military observers to field. Number of conferences held evening 7 January and morning 8th. As result arrangements approved for dispatch military observers to various areas Java, Sumatra beginning morning 9th January.
Military observers received from committee following instructions:
- To observe and report on extent compliance with cease hostilities resolution of SC.
- To observe and report on continuance military operations, if any, including their scope and mission.
- To observe and report on effect of hostilities on normal pursuits and welfare of civilian population and nature and effect of relief and rehabilitation activities”. Signed Lisle.