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Golkar Reconciliation: Compromise Indonesian-Style

Partyforumseasia: On December 10, 2014, we were asking whether Golkar was close to a suicide by internal power struggle (Link here). Party leader Aburizal Bakrie… 370 more words

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Bill Morneau's corporate holdings hold potential conflicts for cabinet post

An incoming Liberal MP who’s expected to take an economic position in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is moving to remove potential conflicts of interest with his substantial personal holdings in a large human resources company. 621 more words


Horrid Carcass of Indonesia – 50 Years After the Coup

by Andre Vltchek

Last year, I stopped travelling to Indonesia. I simply did… I just could not bear being there, anymore. It was making me unwell. 3,647 more words


INDONESIA 1965: Lessons of a catastrophic defeat (part 1)

by Deirdre Griswold

Who wants to study defeats? It is much more satisfactory to study victories. To read about conquering heroes instead of fallen ones. 967 more words


Trying to Understand the 1965-1966 Anti-Communist Purge

The beginning of October marked 50 years since the anti-communist massacres which tormented Indonesia until March 1966.

It was an occasion that surely no one in the government was looking forward to. 1,087 more words


30 September 1965

Fifty years ago, a major coup took place in Indonesia, putting Suharto in power as president of the nation, and instigating a mass slaughter of suspected communists.   166 more words


China: It just got worse - more bad news and more policy mistakes

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Chinese authorities are mismanaging the economic and financial situation and the risk that the authorities will to cause something to blow increases day by day. 1,099 more words