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Group.png Indonesia   History Commons Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Capital cityJakarta
LeaderPresident of Indonesia
Typenation state
Interest ofBernhard Dahm
Member ofG-20, Global Counter Terrorism Forum
SubpageIndonesia/1965 coup d'état attempt
Indonesia/Minister of Defence and Security
A large nation in South East Asia

Suharto's dictatorship

While Denis Healey was Secretary of State for Defence, the UK Ministry of Defence supported the violent overthrow of Ahmed Sukarno and the emergence of a military regime in Indonesia:

In early October 1965, a group of army officers in Indonesia led by Suharto took advantage of political instability to launch a terror campaign against the powerful Indonesian Communist party (PKI). Much of the killing was carried out by Islamist-led mobs promoted by the military to counter communist and democratic forces. Within a few months, nearly a million people lay dead, while Suharto removed President Ahmed Sukarno and emerged as ruler of a brutal regime that lasted until 1998. [1]

Bali bombings

Full article: 2002 Bali bombings
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On 12 October 2002, two bombs were detonated in a tourist area in Bali. 202 people were killed, mostly tourists from Australia or Europe. In 2005, the former President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid stated that "the orders to do this or that came from within our armed forces not from the fundamentalist people", i.e. that he believed the bombing was a false flag attack. Asked who he thought planted the second bomb, he replied "Maybe the police... or the armed forces."[2]


Related Quotation

Document:Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66“It is only the economic chaos of Indonesia which prevents that country from offering great potential opportunities to British exporters. If there is going to be a deal in Indonesia, as I hope one day there may be, I think we ought to take an active part and try to secure a slice of the cake ourselves.”Michael Stewart


Ambassadors to Indonesia

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Indonesia
Norway/Ambassador to Indonesia
UK/Ambassador to Indonesia
US/Ambassador to Indonesia27 December 1949



2002 Bali bombings
Indonesia/1965 coup d'état attempt


Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Bank Indonesia
Lippo GroupA multi billion conglomerate that Mark Lombardi wrote about.


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Suharto8 June 192127 January 2008


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Covert War in Indonesia 1957-58book extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis
Document:Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66book extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis
Document:Indonesia 1957-58book extract2003William Blum