Indonesia, INN – King Abdul Rasyid I of Al Rasyid Darussalam had published his condemnation on Minahasa Republic, headed by William Timothy.
Minahasa Republic was established last week. It is the latest incarnation of William Timothy’s micronation. He is infamous and controversial figure among Indonesian micronationalists since his first appearance in 2011.
King Abdul Rasyid I accused Minahasa Republic had their region claim overlayed with Minahasan Regency of Al Rasyid Darussalam.
On the official declaration made by the King himself, he said:
Kingdom of Al Rasyid Darussalam condemned the action from the so-called “Minahasa Republic” [that claimed our region]. Minahasa Region is a regency in our Sultanate called “Greater Minahasa”.
In contrast, William Timothy said that Minahasa Republic does not claim any region belong to Al Rasyid Darussalam. He also claimed that there was not any region conflict with Al Rasyid Darussalam.
On this problem, Theodorus Diaz of Excellent commented that Minahasa should resolve the problem with Al Rasyid Darussalam before submitting their official request to be member of AIM.