Sutan Sjahrir: Teacher of the nation
Matheos Viktor Messakh
THE JAKARTA POST
PREMIUM The leaders: Sjahrir (left) is pictured with Sukarno (center) and Mohammad Hatta. It has been said that if Indonesia had paid greater attention to the wisdom and lessons of its first prime minister, it might have avoided decades of authoritarian rule and human rights abuses. A closer look at Sutan Sjahrir’s life and thoughts, and at the testimonies of those around him, reveals that...