Jakarta – The 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212), the National Movement to Safeguard the Fatwas of the Ulema (GNPF Ulama) and the Islamic Brotherhood Front (FPI) have said in a statement that they oppose the use of the recently formed Team for the Non-Judicial Resolution of Past Gross Human Rights Violations (PPHAM) as a tool to legitimise the revi
PKI & Anti-Communism
Maulana – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan claims he was surprised to hear that the Indonesian government is often accused of being communist.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment. This stipulation is found in the latest version of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) which is currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives (DPR).
Agung Sandy Lesmana – Officials from the sub-district military command (Koramil) and the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) have removed a banner reading "Sack or impeach the PKI TNI Commander" which appeared in the Menteng suburb of Central Jakarta.
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Deputy Director Ardi Manto Adiputra hopes that the decision by TNI (Indonesian military) commander General Andika Perkasa which allows decedents of former Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members to join the TNI will become a momentum for national reconciliation.
Jakarta – Institute for the Study of the 1965-1966 Massacres (YPKP 65) Chairperson Bedjo Untung believes that the move by TNI (Indonesian military) commander General Andika Perkasa to allow the descendants of former Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members to register to join the TNI is a relief for the victims of the 1965 violence and the famil
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the public's fear of communism is one of the factors making it difficult to resolve the 1965 tragedy.
Padang – Tan Malaka's heirs want the historical struggle of one of the Indonesian Republic's initiators to be included in school history lessons. They are making this request of the government as one way for the nation's next generation to know the role that Tan Malaka played in the national independence struggle.
Padang – The family of Tan Malaka want more roads named after him in areas which were once a basis for his struggle. Not just in West Sumatra, but also in other parts of Indonesia.
Jakarta – A former political prisoner who was arrested in the aftermath of the September 30 Movement (G30S) affair in 1965, Bedjo Untung, is asking all parties to stop pinning or using the term “Indonesian Communist Party” (PKI) after saying or writing G30S.