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Suharto's 31-year rule was brutal and corrupt. Yet now they want to honour him

Sholto Byrnes. The Independent
31 October 2010

full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/indonesia-to-rebrand-dictator-as-national-hero-2121217.html

 

excerpts from Twitter by @wimar:

to read in sequence, start from bottom up

 

WW says it is distraction and ploy by cronies to legitimise the stolen money [end The Independent]]

 

No major political figures speak out against the proposal, such as president Megawati who has reason to oppose him?

 

Wimar Witoelar, said "It is outrageous, unspeakable, unacceptable, There is no question that the atrocities were real"

 

PKS' Anis Matta, explaining his party's startling support for Suharto said: "not all heroes are purely innocent."

 

US SecofState Hillary Clinton: "If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity can coexist, go to Indonesia,"

 

Obama criticised Suharto's "tyranny and corruption" in his 2006 book The Audacity of Hope.

 

Indonesia's guest on Heroes' Day will be Obama. He will talk of the "tolerance and pluralism" of Indonesia.

 

Wimar Witoelar said: "It is a shame to the nation." But there is support:from Golkar and PKS

 

Suharto is branded the most corrupt leader of all time byTransparency International, which estimated he looted B

 

The Independent: Suharto's 31-year rule was brutal and corrupt. Yet now they want to honour him

 

 

 
to read in sequence, start from bottom up
WW says it is distraction and ploy by cronies to legitimise the stolen money [end The Independent]]
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No major political figures speak out against the proposal, such as president Megawati who has reason to oppose him?
12 minutes ago 
 
Wimar Witoelar, said "It is outrageous, unspeakable, unacceptable, There is no question that the atrocities were real"
15 minutes ago 
 
PKS' Anis Matta, explaining his party's startling support for Suharto said: "not all heroes are purely innocent."
18 minutes ago 
 
US SecofState Hillary Clinton: "If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity can coexist, go to Indonesia,"
22 minutes ago 
 
Obama criticised Suharto's "tyranny and corruption" in his 2006 book The Audacity of Hope.
24 minutes ago 
 
Indonesia's guest on Heroes' Day will be Obama. He will talk of the "tolerance and pluralism" of Indonesia.
25 minutes ago 
 
Wimar Witoelar said: "It is a shame to the nation." But there is support:from Golkar and PKS
29 minutes ago 
 
Suharto is branded the most corrupt leader of all time byTransparency International, which estimated he looted B
32 minutes ago 
 
The Independent: Suharto's 31-year rule was brutal and corrupt. Yet now they want to honour him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments:

  1. From nana sulhana on 03 November 2010 12:15:03 WIB
    can we understand the problem, people are already hurt, the price of basic goods soaring, unemployment is higher. so to what else we keep living like this. very annoying and it was very painful at all. PAK WIMAR KUNJUNGI MY BLOGS www.luxuryheaven.blogspot.com
  2. From syahriar on 06 November 2010 16:35:41 WIB
    om wimar saya mau coba bikin blog tapi saya tidak mengerti, tolong di kasih tau caranya, katanya ada yang gratis bagaiana prosedurnya, saya pernah liat tayangan om di TV dimana om bilang masih sempat setap pagi waktu tea break om buka blog. trus apa bener bisa menghasilkan pendapatan, bagaimana ilustrasinya, terima kasih atas penjelasannya, saya sangat berharap dapat mencoba dan mengikuti jejak pendahulu saya. salam hangat dari saya ntuk om
  3. From syahriar on 06 November 2010 16:38:45 WIB
    tapi jangan nga dibales karena tidak sesuai topik, saya sangat butuh masukan om. soalnya setelah submit saya baru baca kalo tulisan ini baru akan dibalas jika sesuai topik.
  4. From wimar on 07 November 2010 09:06:23 WIB
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  5. From Abraham on 08 November 2010 16:12:00 WIB
    image indonesia di luar sudah buruk, sekarang ditambah lagi memberikan sebuah gelar pahlawan pada sosok mantan presiden yg paling korup di dunia. tambah buruk saja pasti, kepercayaan luar negeri terhadap indonesia akan semakin merosot. betul Bung Wimar, indonesia harus berpikir matang2 sebelum mengambil langkah. bukan keputusan yg populer di dalam negeri, tapi dari pada semakin terperosok??

    yang layak berkomentar dan memberikan ijin gelar pahlawan tersebut kepada Suharto adalah para korban dari rezim orde baru. demikian ucap alm.presiden Gus Dur.
    kita tak dapat menutup mata dari \"dosa2\" suharto dimasa lalu yg hingga saat ini pun masih tidak jelas semua. termasuk kasus KKNnya, yg menguras uang negara utk kepentingan keluarga, sahabat dan kroni2nya. keluarga \"cendawan\" pun saat ini masih kaya raya, hampir tidak pernah dapat di sentuh. pernahkah mereka mengembalikan uang negara yg sudah mereka curi??

    sekarang sebuah gelar pahlawan utk suharto? rasanya terlalu dini....
  6. From andinoeg on 11 November 2010 16:59:29 WIB
    Salam Kenal om wimar

    http://sangpenjelajahmalam.wordpress.com/

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