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Army planned to overthrow Sukarno in 1965: US declassified files

2017-10-21T13:10:07+01:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Marguerite Afra Sapiie | Jakarta | Wed, October 18, 2017 | 03:58 pm Newly declassified US government files have revealed that the Indonesian Army planned to overthrow Sukarno after failing to convince him that the now-defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) was behind the failed coup attempt against him. The documents, made public on Tuesday after a declassification review that started under Barack Obama’s [...]

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U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

2017-10-19T14:51:27+01:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

By HANNAH BEECH* | OCT. 18, 2017 BANGKOK — It was an anti-Communist blood bath of at least half a million Indonesians. And American officials watched it happen without raising any public objections, at times even applauding the forces behind the killing, according to newly declassified State Department files that show diplomats meticulously documenting the purge in 1965-66. [...]

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School students learn history of 1965 communist treachery through drama

2017-10-02T01:40:48+01:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Aman Rochman | The Jakarta Post Students of elementary school SD 1 Dinoyo in Malang, East Java, on Friday acted in a drama that resembled the death of Ade Irma Suryani Nasution in a controversial coup attempt perpetrated by the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) in 1965. Through the drama, the students were encouraged to learn about the [...]

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