Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima during a visit at the Ereveld Menteng Pulo Dutch cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: EPA

Dutch King Willem-Alexander apologises to Indonesia for ‘excessive violence’ during independence struggle

  • During a state visit to Jakarta, King Willem-Alexander addressed ‘the pain and sorrow of the families affected’ by mass killings in the 1940s
  • The Dutch government in 2013 publicly apologised to Indonesia but the king’s apology was the first by a Dutch monarch
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima during a visit at the Ereveld Menteng Pulo Dutch cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: EPA
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