West irian liberation monument (monumen pembebasan irian barat)
a postwar modernist monument located in jakarta, indonesia, in the center of lapangan banteng. soekarno, the first president of indonesia, commissioned the monument in 1963 following the west new guinea dispute in which indonesia received the territory of western new guinea from the netherlands. this monument is to commemorate the trikora fighters and the people of west irian who choosed to be part of indonesia. the word irian is an abbreviation of ikut republik indonesia anti nederland (join the republic of indonesia anti-nederland).