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Group.png Indonesia   History Commons Sourcewatch Wikiquote
Type nation state
Capital city Jakarta
Location Asia
Leader President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo.jpg
Incumbent: Joko Widodo
Since 20 October 2014
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum
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]



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Suharto8 June 192127 January 2008

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