Indokistani Declaration of Establishment
|Indokistani Declaration of Establishment
Original copy of the declaration
|16 September 2010
|Farhan Abbas and Dicky L. K.
|To declare establishment of Indokistan
Indokistani Declaration of Establishment (Indonesian: Deklarasi pendirian Indokistan) was the founding document of Indokistan signed in 16 September, 2010. The declaration was signed by Farhan Abbas and Dicky L. K. after being written by Mustafa Hakim. For their role, they were recognised as the three founders of Inndokistan, and the first national leadership were divided among them.
In early September 2010, Indonesian high school students Farhan Abbas, Dicky L. K., and Mustafa Hakim discussed their aspiration to establish an "imaginary country" -- they were not acquainted with the concept of micronation at that time -- among themselves. They decided to establish a "socialist monarchy" called Indostan. However, the project was shortly abandoned.
The failure of Indostan convinced them to plan their next country better and thoroughly. Few days later, they ready to declare the founding of their new nation project, and they decided to call their new country "Indokistan"
On the morning of 16 September, 2010, Indokistan founders were resolute that a declaration on their new country's founding must be done before the end of the day. They utilized a school free time to draft the declaration, which was finished in less than a hour. In haste, Mustafa Hakim wrote each word dictated by other founders in a school notebook, and the paper was ripped from the book upon completion and was trimmed to a square. Farhan Abbas and Dicky L. K. signed the declaration in the name of "Indokistani representatives".
Realizing the historical importance of the text, they intended to preserve the paper properly. Mustafa decided to laminate the paper with plastic, which was done in full clandestine as to not attract school authorities. For several hours, the text remained in Mustafa's guard as Indokistani government disseminated the establishment of Indokistan.
Indokistani establishment was later announced publicly in 16 September afternoon, declaring the start of Indokistani micronational movement. As the founders began to start their activities, their friends began to be attracted to Indokistan, with Rifell N and Rizky Aulia among the first new citizens of Indokistan, registering themselves in 20 September.
The text of the declaration was heavily influenced from Indonesian declaration of independence. After Indokistan was declared as established, the declaration stated that separation of claimed regions would be done immediately and unilaterally. Farhan Abbas and Dicky L. K. signed the declaration in the name of Indokistani representatives; Mustafa refrained himself from signing the declaration since he had wrote the text.
The sentence "Negara kita wajib kita jadikan bak mutiara budak" was later added by Dicky L. K.'s suggestion, reflecting his fondness on poetry. The origin of the phrase mutiara budak (Slave's pearl) was unclear; an interpretation described that the phrase may refer to the "humble" founders of Indokistan founding a new country that will shine as a "pearl" in the future.
A fictional date "15 June 1999" was written instead of the original date of the day, as Indokistan at that time was intended to be a fantasy country with fictional historical timeline. As Indokistan later joined the micronational community in early 2011, finding the real date of Indokistani founding became a necessity. An investigation from historical documents and events before and after the declaration successfully traced the real date as 16 September 2010.
|Kami, Rakyat Indokistan dengan ini menyatakan kemerdekaan Indokistan, dan segala hal yang meliputi pemecahan daerah akan dilaksanakan secepatnya dan sepihak.
|We, the People of Indokistan hereby declares Indokistan's independence, and all matter regarding division of regions will be executed immediately and unilaterally.
|Negara kita wajib kita jadikan bak mutiara budak.
|We should treat our country as a slave's pearl.
15 Juni 1999
15 June 1999
|Atas nama wakil Indokistan
|In the name of the representatives of Indokistan
The declaration marks the establishment of a micronation that would became one of the most important inside Indonesian sector. Indokistan would survive for six years until 2016, when the last authority decided to declare the dissolution of Indokistan.
Indokistani founders later deliberately avoided "independence" wording from the text, and also refraining to recognise Indokistan as "independent", with the word "establishment" was preferred afterwards. They afraid that Indokistani establishment would be seen as a threat by other individuals, as usage of independence rhetoric's outside the context of "Indonesian independence" would have been responded in hostile by their Indonesian compatriots.