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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 12:36 am
'Democracy isn't always pretty': Human
Asian Correspondent'Democracy isn't always pretty': Human rights in post-Suharto IndonesiaAsian Correspondent“I SHED a tear. I did not know why,” says Ariel Heryanto, the Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia at Monash University as he reflects upon watching President Suharto's resignation on television on May 21, 1998. “Perhaps trauma and vague ...
Posted on 24 May 2018 | 10:10 am
20 years after Suharto, Indonesia's
Deutsche Welle20 years after Suharto, Indonesia's democracy faces renewed challengesDeutsche WelleWhen former Indonesian President Suharto announced his resignation via televised address in May 1998, many people cheered. After all, he was vacating the seat of power that he had occupied for 32 years, marking the beginning of the era of "reformasi ...and more »
Posted on 24 May 2018 | 6:42 am
Muhammad Suharto: Twenty years since the
2GBMuhammad Suharto: Twenty years since the downfall of Indonesian's authoritarian leader2GBIndonesia is marking twenty years since the resignation of former authoritarian leader General Muhammad Suharto. Michael McLaren was joined by Associate Professor of Indonesian Politics, Greg Fealy, to discuss his political tenure. Download this ...
Posted on 22 May 2018 | 1:27 pm
Counting Down to Indonesia's Presidential
The DiplomatCounting Down to Indonesia's Presidential ElectionThe DiplomatThis year marks 20 years since the downfall of Suharto. It was in 1998, after the Asian financial crisis and a widespread student-led uprising, that Suharto was forced to step down. Suharto was one of the most corrupt leaders in history, siphoning off ...Indonesia's 20-year political reform campaignAsia Timesall 2 news articles »
Posted on 22 May 2018 | 6:32 am
More than 100 Muslim couples participate in a mass wedding organized by CARD Mutual Benefit Association, Inc., a non-government organization, in Cotabato City. The mass wedding aims to provide legal documentation to Muslim couples who do not have Certificate of No Marriage in Shariah court.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:14 am
Plan to sell Rover cars to bloody Indonesian
An extraordinary plan by Rover to sell tens of thousands of cars to a bloody Indonesian regime could have saved the company's famous Longbridge plant.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 12:22 am
In Indonesia, missteps mar president's
Upon winning Indonesia's presidency last year, Joko Widodo received congratulatory messages that were not just from the usual array of world leaders. His landmark win also prompted shout-outs from members of Guns N' Roses, Megadeth and Anthrax.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 7:17 am
IN PHOTOS: Indonesian integration in a
JAKARTA, Indonesia – It's 8 a.m. and Marlina, a 30-year-old Muslim woman from Tasikmalaya, West Java, is preparing for another day of work as a Chinese herbal medicine maker in a small shop in Jakarta. People like Marlina – a non-Chinese with expertise in Chinese medicine in Jakarta – are rare. ...
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 1:59 am
Suez will fight to keep its Jakarta water
By Geert De Clercq PARIS (Reuters) - France's Suez Environnement will fight a court decision that annulled its Jakarta drinking water concession and has blamed water problems in the Indonesian capital on lack of investment and frozen tariffs. Last month, a Jakarta Court ruled in favor of a citizen's group which claimed that a Suez unit and an Indonesian firm had failed to provide sufficient ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 2:44 pm
Indonesia’s Jokowi kills off controversial
The measures were condemned by local and international press associations and free speech advocates, with the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC) describing them as a “sad reminder of the authoritarian Suharto regime”, referring to the general ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:47 pm
Indonesia's Widodo slaps down changes to
The measures were condemned by local and international press associations and free speech advocates, with the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC) describing them as a "sad reminder of the authoritarian Suharto regime", referring to the general who ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:39 pm
UM not expelling students in
He said they drew inspiration from student movements worldwide, citing the Indonesian students’ occupation of Parliament in 1998 which led to president Suharto’s resignation, the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong and the 2006 student protests in Paris.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:08 pm
Indonesia Makes Attracting Foreign
The 1997-98 crisis triggered the downfall of Indonesia’s long-ruling strongman, Suharto. But the archipelago nation isn’t anywhere near a crisis this time around, Mr. Brodjonegoro said. He pointed to manageable inflation, a trade surplus, a healthy ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:19 pm
Seven must-know authors from Indonesia
Utami, like many Indonesian authors, is actually a journalist. During the Suharto dictatorship, however, she was banned from working. Her books still deal with Indonesia's political history. "Everything about me is political: my writing, my work at ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:08 am
Suharto's great granddaughter sent to drug
The great granddaughter of late Indonesian dictator Gen. Suharto is being sent to drug rehab.
Posted on 25 August 2011 | 3:08 am
Ex-Dictator Suharto Is Mourned, Buried
Tens of thousands of Indonesians mourned former dictator Suharto during his state funeral Monday, a striking display of affection for the U.S. Cold War ally whose brutal military regime killed hundreds of thousands of left-wing political opponents.
Posted on 28 January 2008 | 2:24 am
Indonesia's Ex-Dictator Suharto Buried
Former Indonesian dictator Suharto, a U.S. Cold War ally whose military regime killed hundreds of thousands of left-wing opponents, was buried Monday at a state funeral with full military honors as tens of thousands mourned.
Posted on 27 January 2008 | 9:13 pm
Survivors Detail Suharto-Era Massacres
Hiding out in the dense, humid jungle, Markus Talam watched Indonesian soldiers herd manacled prisoners from trucks, line them up and mow them down with round after round of automatic weapons fire.
Posted on 27 January 2008 | 2:01 pm
Regional Leaders Remember Suharto
Asia-Pacific leaders recalled the late Indonesian dictator Suharto's strengths on Sunday, praising him for modernizing his country and promoting regional unity — despite a flawed human rights record.
Posted on 27 January 2008 | 2:33 am
Resolved Question: Suharto vs Stalin, who
The USSR always had 190-200 million inhabitants. The highest estimate of the number of deaths during the Great Terror of 1937 is 1.2 million.
In 1965, Indonesia had 100 million inhabitants. And the highest estimate of the number of people killed by US installed Suharto is 1 million.
So is it me or does it mean that the anti-totalitarian effort of the US in Indonesia was twice as deadly as Stalin in his worst year? Why is it that words like Stalinism, Great Terror, 1937 etc, evoke such overwhelming, heavy, unambiguous emotions of horror and disgust in people and the slaughter committed by Suharto doesn't? PS: I know that Stalin committed other crimes like the Holodomor, but I'm comparing the two terror years 1937 and 1965 specifically. As crazy as it sounds, statistically speaking one was twice as safe in the supertotalitarian Soviet Union in its most brutal year than in Indonesia where the US did its best to protect human rights and spread democracy. Or am I just plain stupid?
Posted on 13 March 2014 | 9:56 am
Resolved Question: General Suharto
Does anyone know what kind of education General Suharto, the former President of Indonesia, recieved
Posted on 10 September 2012 | 3:43 am
Resolved Question: Anyone knows HISTORY
Please help, thanks!
Check to see if my True or False are correct?
1) Sukarno and Suharto of Indonesia both ended up as dictators T?
2) North and South Vietnam were reunited under a democratic, western-style government.F?
3) The Pathet Lao in Laos maintained its nonalignment policy and succeeded? f
Posted on 8 February 2012 | 3:05 pm
Resolved Question: Why is it when Pinochet
Executes a couple dozen of Batista thug leaders for decades of war crimes, he's suddenly a 'butcher' and 'murderer'?
Posted on 10 December 2011 | 7:22 am
Resolved Question: How did general suharto
Posted on 25 May 2011 | 10:29 am