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US accounts of 1965 may not be accurate: RI

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Indra Budiari and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, October 19, 2017 | 12:16 pm
US accounts of 1965 may not be accurate: RI On the rise: A communist symbol dominates Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, in 1965 at a massive Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) rally. (Frank Palmos/File)

PREMIUM The Indonesian government is taking with a grain of salt archival United States government accounts of what happened during the last days of former president Sukarno when the Indonesian Army launched a campaign to purge thousands of members of the now-defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). A trove of US government files containing diplomatic dispatches from its embassy in Jakarta on the 1965...