· January, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from January, 2008

East Timor: On Suharto's death

  28 January 2008

In late 1975, East Timor was invaded and occupied by Indonesia, which led to a 24 year rule and it is estimated that up to 200,000 people, one-third of the local population, died as a result of it. This invasion was commanded by General Suharto, Indonesia's former dictator. Here is how a few bloggers connected to East Timor reacted to the news of his death at the age of 86 this Sunday January, 27.

Indonesia: Suharto's Legacy

  14 January 2008

As Suharto clings to his life, James Seng feels a more balanced look needs to be taken at the former president's life.