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Editorial: Respect thy heroes

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sat, November 10 2012 | 10:06 am

PREMIUM The long-overdue recognition of first president Sukarno and vice president Mohammad Hatta as national heroes came just ahead of this year’s Heroes Day, which falls today. As President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in his address when conferring the National Hero status to the country’s founding fathers on Wednesday, controversy over Sukarno’s link to the Indonesian Communist Party and an abo...