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Suharto or Soeharto , 1921, president of Indonesia (196798). A veteran of the war for independence (1945 49) against the Dutch, he became army chief of staff in 1965. He opposed the pro-Chinese policies of President

Sukarno
and, while still relatively unknown, crushed a Communist coup in 1965 and then moved to replace Sukarno. Suharto assumed key civilian cabinet offices in 1966, became acting president in 1967, and assumed the office of supreme commander of the army and was elected president in 1968. He was reelected every five years from 1973 to 1998. Under Suharto, Indonesia gradually recovered from the economic morass into which it had fallen under Sukarno, achieving economic growth and political stability. Dissent was suppressed, however, in the name of consensus, and Suharto and his family used their power to enrich themselves and their friends. Economic instability and popular discontent with his rule forced Suharto's resignation in 1998, and subsequently a government corruption investigation was instituted, and Suharto was placed under house arrest in 2000 and later charged with corruption. The charges were dismissed, however, for health reasons.

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The end of the New Order and Suharto's resignation in 1998 led to the growth of new women's organizations. There was more recognition for the importance of gender issues, as seen in the shift in the role of the Ministry for Women's. Suharto's fall had been preceded by race riots, during which dozens of ...
British political consultancy SCL Group claims to have arrived in Indonesia after president Suharto was brought down in 1998, according to company documents issued around 2013 that were accessed by Quartz. SCL eventually became CA, which is now alleged to have used the data of 50 million ...

In the tumultuous months after protests and riots wracked Jakarta, bringing down Indonesian president Haji Muhammad Suharto in May 1998, a British political consultancy arrived on the scene. SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica (CA), says it came to southeast Asia's most populous ...
The downfall of long-serving autocrat Suharto in 1998 - amid a crisis widely blamed on a culture of nepotism and graft - brought an end to a regime of repression. But two decades later, the 190 million voters of the world's third-largest democracy are still asked to choose from a crowd of candidates who ...
Mr Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, son of former president Suharto, hitting a gong at the opening of the Berkarya Party national meeting last weekend, when he was voted party chairman. Berkarya aims to win 80 Parliament seats in next year's election, and is trying to capitalise on Mr Suharto's legacy.
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - The youngest son of former Indonesian president Suharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, is making a new push to launch a career in politics at the helm of a party that believes it can cash in on his late father's legacy. Suharto, who ruled Indonesia with an iron fist for 32 years, was ...

Sebastian, for instance, had no problem buying land soon after the reformasi that followed Suharto's downfall. It was not until 2002, when he was relocating from the temple area and registered for a different plot, that he was informed of the policy. Chinese Indonesians perform a dragon dance in Jakarta.
1983 General Suharto won an unopposed re-election to a fourth five-year term as president of Indonesia, continuing his firm grip on the oil- producing nation of 150 million people. The 920-member Congress, largely controlled by Suharto and his military backers, voted unanimously for the 61 -year-old ...
During the dictatorship of Suharto, like many areas in Borneo, it was heavily impacted by logging that thinned out the forest and made the soil prone to burning. From the early 2000s, it was afflicted by a new and different problem: oil palm plantations. In the early years of Indonesia's transition to democracy, ...
Indonesia's children and young people are not being delivered quality education because of the prevailing dominance of political, corporate and bureaucratic elites in post-Suharto Indonesia, a new study has argued. A report entitled “Beyond access: Making Indonesia's education system work” from the ...
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Hutomo Mandala Putra, known as Tommy Suharto, reminds the public of his father`s power in Indonesian politics. After failing to advance in his old party, he established a new one. Where one political party fell, others have sprung up. The most recent party that he has helped ...
The sudden popularity seems to be caused by a number of rumors, including that the Garuda Party is a reincarnation of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), upholds a fascist Nazi ideology, is an extension of the Nine Dragons gang, and is affiliated with the family of New Order ruler Suharto.
JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Former general Prabowo Subianto is firming up as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, raising the prospect of a rerun of the bitter 2014 race that saw Joko Widodo take power in South-east Asia's biggest economy. In the strongest signal yet, the co-founder of the ...
General Suharto, for example, was responsible for killing up to a million people in massacres that rivaled Joseph Stalin's purges. Yet the Indonesian despot, who ruled for over 30 years, was never charged for crimes against humanity. He lived out his remaining days in luxury, while protected by soldiers ...
He then compared Indonesian President Joko Widodo's administration to that of his father, Suharto. During Suharto's era, said Tommy, the national debt was about US$54 billion, but today the debt is seven times greater. "If the President or finance minister were asked when it will be paid off, no one would ...
The Working Party (Berkarya), established in 2016 and initiated by Tommy Suharto, the son of former President Suharto, is mostly comprised of former Golkar party members. Golkar, was once led by the former President and is Indonesia's second-largest political party. It is also a member of President Joko ...
In my experience in Indonesia, the Suharto regime is still a very recent and vivid subject and people often are often reluctant to even discuss it. Yet in your book, you call Suharto a dictator within the first few pages. How has the novel been received in Indonesia? Has there been any political backlash?

They will use it to paint Jokowi in the same paint as Suharto. A significant percentage of the electorate welcome hardline Islam in Indonesian politics. 60% of the population think Indonesia's legal system should incorporate Sharia law. In October 2017, Alvara Research Centre surveyed Indonesian students ...
An Australia fully embracing Southeast Asia will be seeking to join the ASEAN Community, not Suharto's ASEAN. The glimpse Australia has of its future in Southeast Asia—framed by Indonesia—is the opportunity offered by Jokowi rather than the past strictures of Suharto. Australia gained huge benefits ...
Zamannya Pak Harto ada organisasi kreditur yang bernama IGGI. Bertindak sebagai ketua IGGI yakni Menteri kerjasama luar negeri Belanda, JP Pronk. 'Meneer' ini secara pribadi sahabat menteri Ekonomi Keuangan dan Industri (Ekuin) Radius Prawiro. Namun meski banyak bersahabat dengan para ...
He is supposed to have changed his name when escaping from Suharto's dictatorial regime. Though most of us knew him as a drummer it was theatre that was his first love. He was a member of Bengkel Teatre Jogyakarta, working with WS Rendra, radical experimental dramatist, poet and activist who was ...
Jokowi's election also indicated a generational change as he became the first president without links to the government of former dictator Suharto, who was overthrown in 1998 after more than three decades in power. Expectations ran high and the Indonesian leader was even compared to then US ...
JAKARTA, NNC - Political observer from the State University of Jakarta (UNJ) Ubedilah Badrun assessed Berkarya (Working) Party founded by Hutomo Mandala Putra aka Tommy Suharto could be a dark horse in the Presidential Election held by the General Election Commission (KPU) on October 6, 2019.
When the killing stopped, the PKI had been wiped out and Sukarno was replaced by Suharto, an army general turned President. For the next three decades Indonesia's “New Order” regime was a classic modernizing autocracy. The World Bank provided aid, U.S.-trained economists crafted a growing ...
In my experience in Indonesia, the Suharto regime is still a very recent and vivid subject and people often are often reluctant to even discuss it. Yet in your book, you call Suharto a dictator within the first few pages. How has the novel been received in Indonesia? Has there been any political backlash?
They will use it to paint Jokowi in the same paint as Suharto. A significant percentage of the electorate welcome hardline Islam in Indonesian politics. 60% of the population think Indonesia's legal system should incorporate Sharia law. In October 2017, Alvara Research Centre surveyed Indonesian students ...
Mr Harsono said Indonesian society had been “more or less tolerant” for thousands of years. “But after democracy took place, after the fall of [former president] Suharto, there are public openings for Wahabi, Salafi, Hizb ut-Tahrir political thinking,” he said. “Some people call it the Sharia supremacist groups.
Under Sukarno's leadership following a four-year guerilla war with support from the Japanese, the Dutch granted independence to Indonesia in 1949. In 1965, coups and vigilante killings of communists and other leftists left the country torn, leading to the emergence of General Suharto taking power in 1967.
Golkar has undergone no visible rejuvenation since the collapse of president Suharto's New Order regime in 1998, with former president B J Habibie, Akbar Tanjung, Bakrie and Novanto – all Suharto-era figures – occupying the party chairmanship. Airlangga now wants that older generation to step back ...
Since the end of Suharto's New Order, the TNI has redefined its role in Indonesian democracy and in relation to Islamic identity politics. Islamic political groups and their proponents have grown in power over the past three years, especially in terms of their ability to mobilise supporters. During the early ...
The Medan District Court hand down two-year sentences and fines of $7,000 each to Suharto and Herman for attempting to trade a Sumatran rhino horn. Photo by Ayat S. Karokaro/Mongabay-Indonesia. The two men were arrested in August last year in a sting carried out by local authorities. The horn ...
In Jakarta's presidential palace in December 1995, Australia's Prime Minister Paul Keating stood with Indonesia's President Suharto as their two foreign ministers signed a security treaty. Keating was ebullient. Here was Australia as a regional insider, able to strike a unique bilateral deal with the delphic ...
The events of that night led to Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, being ousted from office, as military General Suharto assumed control of government — Suharto went on to rule the country for 32 years, until 1998. In Central Java, Indonesia, KBR journalist Muhamad Ridlo spoke with a man who was at the ...
The submission also dealt with Indonesian president Suharto's future. “Whether or not the succession to president Suharto goes smoothly and what direction Indonesia's policies will take are difficult to predict,” it said. “While this agreement will not itself obviate problems for us, it could well help us deal with ...
Founded by former dictator Suharto to serve as his political vehicle, Golkar has never been able to escape the shadow of the strongman's often brutal rule. The post-Suharto reform era saw the party still led by Suharto loyalists – such as Akbar Tanjung, Aburizal Bakrie and Agung Laksono. Akbar served as ...
Housed in an imposing walled compound in Suharto's hometown, Kemusuk, a short drive outside the city of Yogyakarta, the museum opened in 2013. It was built by Suharto's younger half brother, Probosutedjo, who grew wealthy under his sibling's rule, but in 2003 was tried and convicted of corruption.
James Reston, the New York Times' then prominent voice, described the Suharto takeover as “a gleam of light in Asia”. Reston's analysis was typical of mainstream commentary of Suharto. For over 20 years, one of the worst mass murderers of the post-World War II period was described as “a moderate ...
The Working Party (Berkarya), established in 2016 and initiated by Tommy Suharto, the son of former President Suharto, is mostly comprised of former Golkar party members. Golkar, was once led by the former President and is Indonesia's second-largest political party. It is also a member of President Joko ...
The unusual charge is based on law from the pre-1998 regime of the late dictator Suharto, under which any public expression of support for communism is punishable with a prison sentence of up to 12 years. (Suharto himself rose to power on the back of a coup in which an estimated 500,000 to 1 million ...
US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Indonesia on Tuesday to repair ties with the country's special forces, which committed gross human-rights violations under former Indonesian President Muhammad Suharto. Mattis was expecting to watch the Indonesian special forces, known as Kopassus, perform a hostage ...
When I presented my credentials to Indonesian President Suharto, I was fetched by protocol officers at my residence and escorted by police vehicles through Jakarta's horrendous traffic to the presidential palace. President Suharto was in coat and tie and, after the ceremonials, speaking through an ...
The Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, urged the government to revive its now defunct transmigration program, first implemented under former President Suharto, to empower rural farmers and enrich palm oil producing regions. Gapki secretary general Togar Sitanggang said in a statement on ...
Mahbubani pointed to the role of former “strong leaders” in holding the regional organisation together – president Suharto of Indonesia, Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammed, and Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew (omitting another key but unsavoury ex-leader, Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos).
But it has been on a downward spiral since its first defeat at the 1999 polls, after Mr Suharto was forced to resign following the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Golkar is now the second-largest political party in Indonesia, after the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, and part of the government ...
Suharto, who ruled with an iron fist, did deliver justice, security and welfare, but it is debatable whether his successors have fared better or worse. Ruling the country for 32 years, he was bound to have delivered something, while his successors have been subject to periodic democratic elections and limited ...
The disease disappeared during the three-decade rule of Indonesian dictator Suharto when a family education program sent volunteers such as the wives of government officials into villages where they talked to mothers about nutrition and sanitation and reminded them about national immunisation days.
After the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98 that led to the fall of the Suharto regime, Pangestu narrowed his focus to the petrochemical and geothermal businesses. In 2011, SCG Chemicals, a unit of Thailand's Siam Cement, bought a 30% stake in Chandra Asri. The recent rise in Chandra Asri's stock price ...
The disease disappeared during the three-decade rule of Indonesian dictator Suharto when a family education program sent volunteers such as the wives of government officials into villages where they talked to mothers about nutrition and sanitation and reminded them about national immunization days.
It was the ruling party for 26 years during and immediately after the Suharto dictatorship. Novanto was anointed the party's chairman in 2015, but was relieved of his duties Tuesday because of the corruption case against him. Novanto has reportedly threatened to name names of other politicians within ...
Mr Setya cut his political teeth in the Golkar Party of Suharto, the autocratic president, who by one estimate stole up to US$35 billion during his ...


 

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