Indonesian culture and history

11 AUGUST 2018

How Bill Clinton hastened Suharto’s demise

The iconic photograph of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Michel Camdessus standing over then-President Suharto with his arms folded like a disapproving schoolteacher came to symbolize the eventual downfall of the long-serving Indonesian leader
http://www.atimes.com/article/how-bill-clinton-hastened-suhartos-demise/

20 APRIL 2018

Indonesians hate the Chinese, because they are Jewish

How Dutch colonial officials used anti-Semitism to fuel anti-Chinese hate. A Jew explanation
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/257183/indonesians-hate-the-chinese-because-they-are-jewish?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=1130516d99-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-1130516d99-207191017

27 FEBRUARY 2018

Work has begun to excavate a cemetery in Indonesia where officials believe the remains of British and Dutch sailors were dumped

Work has begun to excavate a cemetery in Indonesia where officials believe the remains of British and Dutch sailors were dumped by scrap metal merchants who have raised sections of warships sunk during the Battle of the Java Sea
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/27/indonesia-cemetery-dug-search-bones-british-dutch-sailors/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/27/indonesia-cemetery-search-bones-british-dutch-sailors-wrecks-warships

20 OCTOBER 2017

 Origins of Indonesia’s national language

 The development of the Indonesian language spanned hundreds of years, and was influenced by foreign traders from various parts of the world. Cultural factors, however, have hindered critical thinking and the establishment of a proper literacy tradition
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/origins-indonesias-national-language

17 OCTOBER 2017

Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings

Declassified files have revealed new details of US government knowledge of and support for an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files

 



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