Forum Komunikasi Partisan (FKP) (Indonesia)

Country: Indonesia
Details of Formation: The group was established in July-August 1999 on the initiative of the Kodim Baucau Chief of Staff, Captain Karel Pola. Its formation was controversial and local authorities as well as UNAMET officials tried to prevent it.
Details of Termination: On October 25, 1999 resolution 1272 passed by the UN Security Council established the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). The UNTAET was responsible for administration, security, and maintaining law in the transition period for an independent state of East Timor, which was officially created in May 2002.
Purpose: The group was created to enhance or replace existing militias that were not considered to be active enough.
Organisation: The militia was subordinated to the Indonesaian military, with Kodim Baucau Chief of Staff, Captain Karel Pola, playing an important role in its establishment. The group was commanded by José Manuel do Reis (a.k.a. José Bife).
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Reason for Membership: Members included former fighters from the Partisan militia, Sera and Saka, as well as civil servants.
Treatment of Civilians: According to one source, the group was responsible for human rights violations.
Other Information: The name of the group is a hint at the first militia group the Indonesian army created (“Partisan”).
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.