This is a piece that someone brought to my attention recently. I had forgotten I’d written it for a think tank. Not much has changed except for the progress being made on the adoption that is referred to toward the end of the article. I’ve added the photos just to put faces to the names cited in the piece for those unfamiliar with the political history of Indonesia.
Click on the title above if the piece is of any interest to you, it’s a link to the think tank’s website
|SBY: Indonesia’s hesitant president|
|Megawati victorious: Won by appointment|
|Habibie: Dull, uncharismatic; a technocrat|
|The ever-likeable Gus Dur
taking one of his trademark naps
|The Kalla/Wiranto ticket:
A flaky veep and an indicted war criminal
|The Megawati/Prabowo ticket:
Dictator’s daughter and professional torturer
|SBY: Waiting for history’s
verdict on his presidency
|Soeharto; considered to be the most corrupt head of state in history.
(The Mountie is glad to be out of focus)
Soekarno: the man who started it all