Suharto's Indonesia. A look back at life in the world's fourth-largest country under one of Asia's longest-serving rulers.
Suharto, army officer and political leader who was president of Indonesia from 1967 to 1998. His three decades of uninterrupted rule gave Indonesia much-needed political stability and sustained economic growth, but his authoritarian regime finally fell victim to an economic downturn and its own.
Suharto resigned as Indonesia's president in May 1998 and the path was unsure.. The New Normal: Indonesian Democracy Twenty Years after Suharto.. This essay uses Juan Linz and Alfred Stepan’s approach to understanding democratic consolidation to evaluate Indonesia’s democracy twenty years after the overthrow of Suharto.What the United States Did in Indonesia A trove of recently released documents confirms that Washington’s role in the country’s 1965 massacre was part of a bigger Cold War strategy. Vincent Bevins.The Post-Suharto era in Indonesia began with the resignation of authoritarian president Suharto in 1998 during which the country has been in a period of transition. Known in Indonesia as the Reformasi (English: Reform), this period is characterised by a more open and liberal political-social environment. Issues over this period have included a push for a stronger democracy and civilian rule.
Suharto takes full power in Indonesia On February 22, 1967, Indonesian President Sukarno surrenders all executive authority to military dictator General Haji Mohammad Suharto, remaining president.Read More
For 30 years, almost everything in Indonesia revolved around one man: Suharto. As a young general, Suharto -- who like many of his fellow Indonesians used only one name -- was one of the few.Read More
Later, in 1971, anti-corruption demonstrations were staged again by students, this time to protest against Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (a park portraying a miniature version of Indonesia), an extravagant project and a brainchild of Siti Hartinah, Suharto’s wife.Read More
Military Nuance As a child, we admired military officers, uniforms, and everything related into military such patriotism, bravery, and nationalism. Military, especially the Army was too dominant that time. They were everywhere, from military appar.Read More
Home examines the tragedy of political exiles during Suharto’s regime (1965-1998) forced out of Indonesia after the 1965 massacres. It has been translated into English, French, German and Italian. This essay is part of the Australia Indonesia Essay Series from the Australia Indonesia Centre, featuring Australian and Indonesia writers and thinkers who were invited to reflect on key issues.Read More
TIME Photo Essay The streets of Jakarta in the hours leading up to the selection of Wahid and Megawati Taking It Right Down to the Wire Indonesia heats up as protesters return to the streets and politicians jostle to elect the country's new president Books: Pastor of the Revolution A biography of Bishop Belo depicts a reluctant East Timorese.Read More
Asia 20 years after Suharto, Indonesia's democracy faces renewed challenges. Two decades since the end of the Suharto era, Indonesia has seen a remarkable transformation into a democracy.Read More
Time Magazine: Suharto's bloody rise TIME: Indonesia Photo Essay Troops have established a heavy presence in central Jakarta, rolling out tanks and barbed wire barricades and setting up roadblocks.Read More
Victory Signs Wahid strengthens his hand by forcing a recalcitrant general to leave the cabinet By NISID HAJARI Indonesia's Abdurrahman Wahid has always been an unlikely President. Though charismatic, he is not the charmer that Sukarno was. Though a survivor, he lacks Suharto's armor-plated ruthlessness.Read More