The Jakarta Post
Despite a paranoid official overreaction, the Sovereign Indonesian People’s Assembly (MKRI) staged a protest on Monday, calling for the President’s resignation and the formation of a transitional government.
The chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) previously branded the protest as a plot to overthrow President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
While the MKRI planned to rally in front of the State Palace, ”security concerns” prompted a relocation to an alley in front of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute’s (LBH Jakarta) headquarters in Salemba, Central Jakarta.
The secretary-general of the MKRI, Adhie Massardi, said that officials had made a series of public statement to discredit the movement.
“We’ve been threatened by the officials, Adhie, former spokesman for late president Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid, said, singling out Defense Minister P...