Never forget history

Kompas – September 23, 2017
Never forget history

Man: ‘Red Coat!’ Don’t ever forget history! (Road reads ‘September 30 Movement’, ‘Truth’, ‘Political manipulation’, ‘History’)

Amid growing public scepticism about the official version of events, speaking at an army sponsored showing of a film on the alleged communist coup attempt in 1965, TNI chief Gatot Nurmantyo, seemingly unaware of the irony, quoted from Indonesia’s left-wing founding president Sukarno who famously said, ‘Wear the red coat and never forget history. It will make and change who we are’.