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Independence for whom?

  • HS Dillon

Jakarta | Sat, October 1 2016 | 09:14 am

PREMIUM As is their wont, the media reported on the joyous celebrations of the 71st anniversary of Indonesian independence all the way from the village head’s office to the State Palace. There was no lack of ingratiating columnists expounding all of the “accomplishments” of successive administrations.

So overwhelming was the joy that it left no place in our thoughts for the millions of Indon...