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  • ross1948 20:12 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Media And 30 September 

    I wonder if the Jakarta English-language media will be up to their usual nonsense this weekend, that annual ( or even more often!) muddying of the historical waters on the anniversary of the 30th September 1965 put-down of Communist subversion.

    Jakarta Post – Never Miss a Chance to Re-Hab Reds! 

    I wasn’t here then, and probably paid little attention to events in Indonesia, although like most people everywhere I knew a lot about America’s brave fight against the evil of marxism in Vietnam, that war which President Reagan rightly characterised as ‘a noble cause.’

    No less noble because the Reds won, thanks to media traitors and draft-dodging scum.

    But here in this archipelago, the Reds did not win, though they came damned close.

    However, the details of Sukarno’s collaboration with the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, are well-known, as are the facts about the PKI leader Aidit’s admiration for North Korea…






    …and the airborne delivery of weaponry from Red China, etc. and need no rehashing today.

    The Indonesian armed forces stepped in, eagerly supported by common folk of all ethnicities and creeds; and the death toll has been variously estimated at between several hundred thousand and a million.


    Those who run the Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globe are inexplicably out of step with most Indonesians, and like to run offensive screeds about poor scumbags who had to flee the country, tellingly not to democratic lands, but to brutal marxist tyrannies, like China.

    If such mangy old red rats had ever shown signs of repentance, had repudiated the satanic ideology of their youth…


    …then okay, a lot of years gone by, so leave them to be penitent in peace in their old age.

    But if they are NOT penitent, not remotely sorry for the evil they espoused?

    ‘We Don’t Want Communism?’ But if You Did, It’s Time To Apologise!! 

    Again, various media freaks dwell on the death toll, ‘innocents’ killed by the anti-communists.

    A large number of those who died were not innocent.

    They were dedicated enemies of Indonesian freedom in 1965, just as in the city of Madiun in 1948 their party comrades had been,  during the nation’s independence fight with the Dutch. The PKI stabbed the young country in the back by staging an insurrection in that city, which had to be put down.

    Seventeen years later, in 1965, Aidit was killed. No loss!

    But check it out, see how media comsymps like to mix it all up.

    They ramble on about genuinely innocent people killed in error, mistaken for, or framed as, PKI.

    Dreadful, yes, but the muddying media here do not seem able to differentiate between those innocents and the Communists, who had it coming.

    Again, we read all too often about the families, kids, kin, of PKI rats, who were victimised and persecuted purely because they were related to Reds.

    Obviously unjust.

    IF they were maltreated for such reasons.

    Were they? Or were they Reds too?

    And the TAPOL, the political prisoners?

    Were they all innocent victims?

    Or were a lot of them malevolent PKI collaborators, luminaries of LEKRA, the red front for ‘intellectuals’  of whom the most notorious was Pramoedya, producer of turgid novels, who was subsequently denounced by distinguished Indonesian writers in forthright terms,viz.

    From  Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 – an extract which explains why some 25 “prominent literary figures and cultural observers” put their distinguished names to a formal submission to the Magsaysay Award Committee in 1995, protesting at that body’s decision to give Pramoedya an award.



    Their reasons were simply stated, viz his unethical role during one of the darkest periods for creativity during the Guided Democracy era, when he led the persecution of artists and literary figures who disagreed with him.

    (this protest is air-brushed out of most Western references nowadays, though a brief mention is to be found in an otherwise slavishly pro-Pram article in the Economist  http://www.economist.com/node/168819 )


    Just saying, as my lovely host nation reflects on this anniversary.

    Those trendy lefty scribblers who infest the local Anglophone media should play fair with history.

    The iron rule of Suharto was no picnic for a lot of people.

    Had those poor, persecuted PKI vermin over-run Indonesia, life would have been hell on earth, as it always is when Communists take power.

    • Jazpen 21:19 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You expect them to get better, Ross?
      Dont be naive. They are full of PKI fans.


    • luke 07:20 on October 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Ross, as an Indonesian I give thanks for keep voicing the truth about the danger of communism which isn’t dead.
      We have problems with so called religious people, but being communist isn’t a good choice either.
      They has internationalized the issue, so let us do the same!


  • ross1948 09:58 on June 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Globe Hands Unrepentant Red A Megaphone! 

    Some Indonesian readers may be aware that Federica ‘Red Fed’ Mogherini has never publicly repented her communist allegiance, nor shown much sign of regretting her buddy-buddy relationship with PLO terrorist Yasser Arafat.



    Her debut in politics began thirty years ago, when she signed up with the Communist Youth Federation.

    Try as I might, I have never found a single word of repentance for her deliberate affiliation to the most evil ideology in history.



    Her record of failing abysmally to condemn the vilest tyrannies, both Communist and Islamist, has continued with no significant interruption ever since.

       If Federica Mogherini didn’t exist, the world’s autocrats would be trying to invent her….In Mogherini’s world, diplomacy with dictators should not aim to transition these countries to open societies, but rather to prevent conflicts at all costs.

    That’s not me, but a writer in the rather liberal Bloomberg site, earlier this year.

    But he’s honest, and fact-based, first on her little trip to the worst dictatorship in Latin America.


    Did Mogherini use her visit to call attention to the struggle of human rights activists or to comfort the families of political prisoners?




    “I know very well that right now some are trying to isolate Cuba. We Europeans want to show, on the contrary, that we are closer to you than ever,” she said in a speech at Cuba’s San Geronimo College.

    Nor has she shown the slightest sympathy with the millions in Iran tormented by the ayatollahs’ police state.


    “In the spirit of openness and respect that is at the root of our relationship,” she said, “we expect all concerned to refrain from violence and to guarantee freedom of expression.”

    It’s as if Mogherini believes that Iranian demonstrators are arresting and silencing members of the state Basij militia, and not the other way around. 

    None of those important aspects of her CV got a mention in the Jakarta Globe on Monday, which featured a chunk of verbal diarrhoea allegedly penned by Red Fed.

    I append the link, but must pick out a gem of gross misrepresentation. viz.

    We have taken big, important steps over the past year, reflecting the fact that European citizens as well as people across the world increasingly count on a European Union that protects. And this will continue.  http://jakartaglobe.id/opinion/commentary-europe-asia-together-secure-world/


    But wait, let’s not forget whom her ‘European Union’ DOES do its best to protect.

    Terrorists! Child-rapists! Serial killers? Mass-murderers!


    The European Union is the leading institutional actor and largest donor in the fight against death penalty worldwide.



    And Indonesian readers should remember how Brussels arrogantly sought to interfere in Indonesia’s internal affairs, sending some flunkey from the British Embassy preaching their pusillanimous policy…

    UK’s Jakarta Rep Frantic to Save Terrorist Skins -A Neo-Colonialist Par Excellence! 

    …which BTW, does NOT command the support of the British people.

    Lord only knows why the Jakarta Globe chose to provide such a generous platform for this heinous woman.

    But Lord only knows why the JG has done a lot of things it has done in the not so distant past.

    • JazPen 16:27 on June 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You must be the only one left in Jakarta Ross. I left town this morning, no traffic.
      That Mogherini hand-out must have been circulated free to all the media. It fills a space that the Globe had nothing else to fill. Nobody would really pay for it, would they?


    • Ruly 17:51 on June 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I did not even know her name.
      She is not famous here in Indonesia.
      Now I know somethings about her and I do not think I like her much.


  • ross1948 00:11 on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Well Said, Jakarta Globe! But Will Gramedia Repent? 

    Thankfully in the modern era, no one in their right mind would burn books but censorship is still widely practiced. 


    The editorial in the Jakarta Globe concerns a local issue, about bookstores removing books from their shelves that might, so it’s said, embarrass local political notables with “unverifiable information.”  If you’re interested please use the link.

    But the point about book-burning is something that will resonate with many around the world…


    Nazis in the Thirties, burning books


    ….who learned at school about such conflagrations in Nazi Germany.

    Many will applaud the JG editor’s condemnation of such intolerant, anti-democratic activity.



    But not their rivals in the Jakarta Post, methinks, whose owners, the vast Gramedia business empire, committed such a crime against reason only a few years ago, and has NEVER repented of the book-burning that shamed Jakarta.


    Gramedia’s outrageous literary arson was all the more reprehensible in that it was perpetrated at the behest of arrant Islamist bigots.

    We keep asking when the Jakarta Post editors will have the guts and/or decency to deplore the Gramedia book-burning.

    But few others on the local scene have been prepared to swell our protests into what should be a nationwide chorus.

    Perhaps now that the Jakarta Globe has, albeit obliquely, dragged book-burning into the spotlight, others may now join in and shame the culprits.


    • Jim in Jakarta 00:21 on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I saw that JG editorial and immediately thought about Gramedia’s Nazi tactics.
      I have never used Gramedia stores or bought a Jakarta Post since those morons burned those books and it bothers me that so few people have joined in your protest.

      The very least respectable that companies should do is STOP advertising in any Gramedia publication,
      I admit I have left it to you, Ross, but not any more.
      I am going to write to any company that advertises in the Jakarta Post and tell them what kind of company Gramedia is – Book-burners PLC.


    • Heru Damai 17:10 on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Repenting has the meaning as to understand that your sinful act was wrong and to promise to sin no more.

      I do not think the rich Gramedia men have ability to understand right and wrong.They did not care about right or wrong when they did the book arson.
      They only want business to run smooth and keep making money..
      Love of money is root of all evil.


  • ross1948 11:08 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Typical? Jakarta Mob Orator Talks Embassy Arson! 

    “If they don’t get out of this place in three days, we’ll expel them ourselves. We’ll burn this embassy,” another protest leader told the crowd as he stood on top of a truck, vowing to stage further rallies.


    Playing with fire? There’s something of an obsession with burning among certain elements in Jakarta.

    We all read about sectarian savages demanding that former Governor Ahok be burned.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners-march-against-ahok.htm


    Hasil gambar untuk bakar ahok

    Ahok only burned in effigy!


    Those blasted bigots didn’t get their way, but poor Ahok is now in jail thanks to  the country’s ‘blasphemy’ law.

    And of course there’s the infamous Gramedia book-burning incident, when the Jakarta Post’s publishers emulated Adolf Hitler by building a bonfire of books that upset Islamist fanatics.


    A pity the Jakarta Globe didn’t give us the name of the ranter who was heard shrilling about burning the embassy.

    But at least they told us of the irresponsible threat to go lawless.


    The Jakarta Post, in contrast – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/06/-thousands-of-muslims-protest-outside-myanmar-embassy.html

    –  made no mention of it.


    Hasil gambar untuk playing with fire


    But given their Gramedia publisher’s enthusiasm for setting fire to harmless books, perhaps they prefer not to mention that sort of incendiary outburst.


    • JazPen 12:50 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You always take every chance to refer to the Gramedia book burning.
      Quite right.
      Traffic was light last night so I think many Jakartans stayed out of the way because of the demo.
      Its an ill wind.


    • Deden 14:11 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why do they think the embassy must go just because they say so?
      I do not especially like Myanmar but it is not for mobs in streets to say what may be in Jakarta.
      Why do we have elections and a government? We see so many mobs in Jakarta but most people stay away from them.so they do not speak for most people..
      Why do the police not arrest this man who talks about burning buildings?


    • Santi 22:23 on September 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It is late for me but I want to write about this before I sleep tonight and say it is not good for people to speak like this.
      We do not want any embassy or mall or anything burning in Jakarta. We saw this hate in 1998 and never want to see like it again.


  • ross1948 11:40 on July 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Blackout? Top Cop Wants NO News Of ISIS ‘Pranks!’ 

    National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has called on the public not to overreact to this week’s incident involving an Islamic State flag tied to a fence at the Kebayoran Lama Police station in South Jakarta.http://jakartaglobe.id/news/national-police-chief-calls-for-calm-after-s-jakarta-islamic-state-flag-incident/

    But while there’s a mention of a message attached to the flag, for details of that we need to look elsewhere.

    …the letter also threatened to turn Jakarta into a warzone like Marawi in the Philippines…


    Not exactly the first time such warnings from the ISIS rape-gang have been heard here, as we reported quite some time ago.


    Scumbags in Jakarta with ISIS flags -in 2014!


    “You don’t come to us, we will come to you. We will come back to Indonesia … to implement the Shariah of God.  The implementation of the Shariah of God starts with waging a war on you — with slaughtering you one by one….”    http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/indonesian-fighter-warns-tni-chief-soldiers-god-waiting/


    Satanic ISIS Threaten Indonesia Blood-Bath! 

    General Tito says what’s just happened may be a ‘prank’ and maybe so.

    But he has not so long ago displayed a laid-back attitude to fanatic gangs…

    Video Viral, Tito KarnavianFPIOrmas Islam yang Sangat Toleran

    It was so depressing when we read those words of his, regarding the notorious vigilante gang as a –


    Hasil gambar untuk tito karnavian

    National Police Chief Tito Karnavian


    Tito Karnavian declared that FPI is a community organization that is tolerant.

    According to Tito, their activities like that he attended will get rid of the ugly stigma of the FPI as “radical and militant synonymous with violence and intolerance.”

    Karnavian added that this stigma is maybe applied as a label by the mass media and then influences the public….

    In the light of those comments we reported a couple of months ago, his concerns about public reaction to media telling it like it is about the “TOLERANT” FPI…



    …what are we to make of his plan to conceal sectarian incidents, like this week’s, from the people of Jakarta, indeed from all Indonesians?

     The police’s public relations unit has orders not to report similar incidents to prevent a public outcry.

    Would a public outcry against the Islamist danger be such a bad thing?

    Jakarta’s Governor seems readier to trust the people to show sense. Jakarta Governor urges public to be vigiliant (vigilant, actually, but skip the spelling error! )

    Yet a shutdown on news is precisely what Tito appears to have in mind. “I have also instructed my personnel, not to reveal such incidents to the media….” Tito said.

    Maybe he has worries about how much of the media here behaves.

    Indonesian Media – Islamist Bias Still Shining Through! 

  • ross1948 12:59 on June 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    My Fake News – Amnesty, With Islamic Group, Condemns Red China! 

    Fake news story –


    Amnesty International and Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, have called for the end of human rights violations in Tibet in light of the Communist Chinese government’s 60+-year occupation of the territory.



    That of course is satire. No way the Jakarta Globe would publish that!


    HERE is the…

    REAL news story –

     Amnesty International and Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, have called for the end of human rights violations in Palestine in light of the Israeli government’s 50-year occupation of the territory,


    So how come?

    How come Amnesty isn’t loudly launching a campaign against importing stuff from the brutally colonised country invaded, occupied and terrorised by the Beijing marxist dictatorship?

    More interesting would be to put the same question to the NU, who are actually one of the most ‘moderate’ outfits here.



    Are they concerned with Palestine merely because of the irrelevant fact that most Palestinians are Muslim?

    If so, up to them.

    Rights allegedly taken from their co-religionists are more important than rights ripped from other peoples?

    Okay, up to them.

    But what about the Jakarta Globe?

    Gambar terkait

    Not a word from any Israeli source to balance the numerous whines included in their report?

    And the JG even includes a direct link to an anti-Israel petition. And a big Palestinian flag at the top of their report?

    That’s what caught my eye, because it reminded me of the bigoted bias of TVOne here, which I covered more than once…


    .Hamas Pigs Gloat Over Baby’s Death! Will TVOne in Jakarta Highlight Their Sin? 

    …that ghastly pictorial background, and the miserable pro-Palestinian dirge droning away, when we naively expected them to do their duty and cover the conflict with professional objectivity.

    No petition links from me, except THESE –

    Take action | Free Tibet

    We campaign for an end to China’s occupation of Tibet and for international recognition of Tibetans’ right to freedom…
    Hasil gambar untuk petition for tibet

    Long Live Free Tibet!

    BTW, I’m not NU-bashing. I am equally critical of the Trump Administration on this issue.

    …the Trump administration recently took a step away from precedent by proposing zero aid to the Tibetans in 2018. http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/did-the-us-just-abandon-tibet/

    Hasil gambar untuk media bias

    What bugs me is the totally one-sided coverage in the Jakarta Globe!

    • Jim in Jakarta 22:35 on June 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You should know by now, Ross, the media here is not worth reading for the most part.
      The TV is worse.
      I would make Tempo an exception to the above. They are a cut above the rest, but who are we from the West to complain, when we have CNN and ABC to be embarrassed by!
      You sure cover a multitude of news.in a lot of countries, but I liked that dangdut story earlier more than all the political stories. .


  • ross1948 08:28 on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Media Coverage of Islamist Louts – JG Trounces JP! 

    A most peculiar, patchy piece in the Jakarta Post this week, on how deputy gubernatorial candidate Djarot Saiful Hidayat faced hostile opposition from supporters of his gubernatorial election rivals while attending an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto….

    Djarot is on the left, Ahok on the right

    Djarot is the running mate of Governor Ahok – the pluralist Christian seeking re-election next month. Ahok is hated by all the vilest sectarian elements here, and is currently on trial for the mediaeval offence of’blasphemy.’

    One prominent Islamist bigot has demanded the DEATH PENALTY!

    But let’s continue with the JP report. I won’t simply repeat it word for word but the link will confirm I am paraphrasing it faithfully.

    …an unidentified protester threw a bottle…some protesters pursued him while hurling verbal abuse…some protesters even trying to block his access to the mosque….


    Atrocious antics, deserving serious, thorough investigation. Yet the JP reporters do NOT identify the hoodlums, apart from that vague reference to ‘supporters of rivals.’  

    Compare and contrast. 

    So WHO were the loutish trouble-makers? The Jakarta Post’s rival English-language paper, the Jakarta Globe, has incurred my disapproval in the past…

    …but does a far better job, with its report on the same disgraceful hoodlum display.

    Members of several Muslim groups intercepted incumbent Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat while on his way to attend an Islamic prayer to commemorate the issuance of the controversial Supersemar, or March 11 Decree…


    • Protestors loudly yelled abuse and the word “infidel” at Djarot…
    • So it was not a manifestation of political conflict but of naked sectarian hatred.  http://eyewitness.thejakartaglobe.com/news/protestors-try-to-prevent-djarot-from-attending-supersemar-commemoration/
    • And another thing!
    • That ceremony Djarot was attending?
    • The Jakarta Post’s description – ‘ an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto’  – is more than a little economical with the facts of the occasion.
    • It gives the impression that it was merely a commemoration of the dictator’s life or of his death.
    • NOT SO! The Jakarta Globe spells out the truth!
    • .The mass prayer was held to commemorate the issuance of the Supersemar letter, which transferred authority from the country’s founding father, Sukarno, to Suharto, who was the chief of the Army in 1966.
    • ————–

    General Suharto – the beneficiary of ‘Supersemar’


    Every Indonesian knows about that episode.

    Some regard it as a good day for the country, after Soekarno’s erratic regime and his constant flirtation of the evil totalitarians of the PKI – the Communist Party of Indonesia.


    But many also see it as the moment when Suharto’s iron rule began, an end to democracy and the start of a dictatorship which lasted for for over thirty years.  

    Regardless, that’s what last Saturday’s event was all about.



    As an interesting foot-note to the above, the list of those present at the Supersemar get-together includes none other than the very man we mentioned above but did not name, the blood-thirsty fanatic who reckons Djarot’s running-mate, our good Governor Ahok, deserves death for a qitty reference to the Koran.

    Now we name him.

    Habib Rizieq godfather of the self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam!’

    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible,” said Rizieq.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/


  • ross1948 00:21 on May 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Jokowi Please Note! A British Minister Voices British Views! 

    Tonight Brussels will be awash with tears, the execution of a sectarian war-criminal in Bangladesh the reason. Bangladesh hikes security after top Islamist hanged for war crimes  After all, the European Union deplores any and every execution, no matter how evil the criminal.

    So all praise to Priti Patel MP, a British politician from migrant origins (the child of LEGAL migrants, please note, not ‘asylum’ crimmigrant brats like those Camoron’s now bringing in)

    Next time some twat from the Her Britannic Majesty’s Embassy in Jakarta starts spouting anti-capital punishment cr#p…

    . purporting to represent British views, Indonesians should ask about Priti Patel.

    More to the point, ask them to tell the truth about UK public opinion, which one parliament after another has flouted. British people have ALWAYS supported capital punishment.

    Every survey, every poll – there may have been the rare exception, but they’d be rare indeed – has shown clearly that Brits want hanging restored.


    Priti Patel Minister.jpg Pretty Priti


    Of course The Independent reports Priti’s admirable stand in disapproving tones, but, like the pinko twit papers here in Indonesia, the Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globe, which also oppose executing crims, The Independent reflects only the chattering classes, self-regarding ‘intellectuals.’

    Such people jump on any bandwagon rolled out by America’s ‘enemy within’ media like the NY Times – and Britain’s Independent.


    President Jokowi certainly doesn’t pay much attention to my advice, but if, by chance, any of his friends do read this  here’s a tip.

    If Camoron’s Embassy lap-dogs in Jakarta, or any other EUSSR flunkeys, tell Indonesians that capital punishment is unacceptable, challenge them!


    referndmlet peole vote


    Tell them that, in a democracy, it’s up to the people.

    And so if Cameron, or Merkel or Hollande, or Renzi, will put the issue to THEIR citizens in a referendum, Indonesia will do the same.

    And pledge to respect the result! 

  • ross1948 10:53 on November 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    PKI Belum Mati? Public Funds and Pinko Propaganda! 

     As predicted, another fine sunny morning here!


     Been meaning to follow up on an interesting report in the Jakarta Globe, about how parliamentary questions are being asked about some $11 million of public funds splurged on participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair.

    teguh-juwarno Teguh
     “There were complaints about the presence of certain groups,”  says Teguh Juwarno, a legislator for the Islamist PAN party.
     I’m not exactly a fan of Teguh, but I’d say he’s quite right to go through expenditure of millions with a fine-tooth comb.
    Except that he falls straight into that most annoying habit we find here, intentional opacity.
    Certain groups?
    What the heck does that refer to?
    No further concrete info from Teguh, nor the Jakarta Globe, which adds that these unspecified groups of people had managed to steer discussions at the book fair into a direction that the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry considered undesirable…
    Hasil gambar untuk frankfurt book fair pki
    But Teguh’s further words give us a clue. 
    He said his commission had received complaints from embassy staff and diplomats abroad about Indonesia’s representation at the fair.
    And back to the Jakarta Globe, which plays detective in the absence of any positive ID from Teguh.
    Presumably, Teguh was insinuating that there had been unease among Indonesian officials about the prominent role at the event of books dealing with the 1965 anti-communist purges..while it was supposed to have been all about promoting Indonesia as “17,000 islands of imagination.
    pkiposter PKI – a violent thug party
    As we all know, the PKI, Communist party of Indonesia, is outlawed here, a direct consequence of their attempted ‘kudeta’ in 1965.
    The public in general are fiercely anti-communist still, as we saw during the Presidential election last year, when attempts were made to smear President Jokowi as pro-communist.
    This was obviously done to harm his campaign, and his campaign’s energetic – and successful – effort at refutation indicate the electorate’s anti-communist outlook.
    Since the Reds were importing weaponry in vast quantities in 1965, supplied by Mao’s marxist tyranny, there’s little doubt that the PKI threat was very real.
    Yet there is constant agitation, spurred along by both the Jakarta Globe and its ‘rival,’ the Jakarta Post, to rehabilitate the totalitarian hypocrites in that party.
    This is dressed up as concern for those individuals either wrongly accused of communism or victimised purely because they had kin in the PKI or its various affiliated front organisations, like LEKRA, the ‘intellectual’ gang whose leading light was Pramoedya…

    I’ve referred readers to Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 before, but must once more do so, for it covers the evil old Red’s career rather well and explains why some 25 “prominent literary figures and cultural observers” put their distinguished names to a formal submission to the Magsaysay Award Committee in 1995, protesting at that body’s decision to give Pramoedya an award.


    Pramoedya the Red


    Their reasons were simply stated, viz his unethical role during one of the darkest periods for creativity during the Guided Democracy era, when he led the persecution of artists and literary figures who disagreed with him. (this protest is air-brushed out of most Western references nowadays, though a brief mention is to be found in an otherwise slavishly pro-Pram article in the Economist http://www.economist.com/node/168819 )

    ...but neither of those ‘revisionist’ papers seems able or willing to make a sufficently clear distinction between the above categories – who do indeed deserve sympathy – and vicious old PKI hacks who have never repented their evil ideology.
    We’ve noted this problem often enough.

    It’s a free country and if the JG and the JP want to lament the woes that befell communist traitors, they are entitled to do so.

    As they are entitled to afford present-day foreign marxist malignants a platform to advance their causes. 

    Jakarta Post Lets Oz Red Urge Show Trial for Morrison! 

    However, in this case, if the allegations reflected in the JG report are correct, it’s not just pinko journos but government funds that have been enlisted in the revisionist cause.
    If the theme of the state-sponsored stand in Frankfurt was designated as boosting tourism, then stocking it with books by left-leaning authors was totally out of order.
    Not so long ago, we posted on the claims by various Islamist fanatic sources that the communist menace is alive and well.  
    Geriatrics V IslamoNazis – Jakarta 1965 – Whose Victims Were They? 
    I treated those ranters with some degree of scepticism, partly because of who they are, and partly because, knowing plenty of ordinary Indonesian folk, it seemed highly unlikely the PKI or any new version thereof, could ever gain a foothold here.
    But the news from that book-fair in Germany does make me wonder – and it has plainly made a lot of Indonesians wonder as well. 
  • ross1948 10:39 on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Jakarta Globe, Lippo, , , , , Riady, Riyadi   

    Trump Makes Waves – In Jakarta! A Clinton Connection? 

    While The Donald Effect rips through America’s political landscape, Mr. Trump’s campaign has, more surprisingly, led to uproar here in Indonesia, after two prominent politicians made a surprise appearance at one the billionaire candidate’s press conferences.


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    I won’t go into detail on the blow-back, suffice to say there are threats of law-suits raging – sadly, law-fare is a frequent occurrence in this lovely archipelago – and I simply attach a link to one English-language news story on the subject. 

    Politician threatens lawsuit against critic over Trump saga

    But once more I must regrettfully report that the Jakarta Globe is plucking obscure far-left American academics to fill its pages, a lamentably biased article by some pinko prof from Drake University, wherever that is, railing against Trump’s sensible view on anchor babies…



    ….that phenomenon whereby any illegal immigrant, or anyone else, who gives birth in the USA, fondly expects that the offspring are thereby entitled to all the rights and privileges of American citizenship. Hence if my pregnant cat crawls into the neighbour’s dog’s kennel, its kittens are somehow categorised as puppies?

    So how come?

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    • Why is the Jakarta Globe publishing vicious anti-Trump diatribes? The candidate is surging, gathering support even among minority groups whom the race-obsessed left-lib media in the USA have been trying to turn against him.  

    Maybe that’s why! He’s up against a Clinton, after all!

    This geezer Professor Anthony Gaughan is entitled to his opinion – he minces his words a lot, though, unable to being himself to use the correct description ‘illegal immigrants,’ instead substituting ‘unauthorised’ etc., a sure sign of pinko infection.

    He quotes numerous ‘authorities’ to refute things Trump did or didn’t say, and appears incensed that most other Republican candidates agree with Trump, and even more outraged that most Americans agree with Trump, that these kids are no more American than I am.

    Another gem is his allegation that ‘immigrants’ (does he mean honest immigrants who waited their turn, or illegals?) are more law-abiding than Americans.




    Surely not the illegals, because they are ipso facto law-breakers.

    Never mind – my grouse is with the Jakarta Globe for publishing this lefty rant.  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/commentary-donald-trumps-battle-birthright-citizenship/

    There’s no obvious reason why the JG chose to splash all those column inches on this man, who  just snarls down from his ivory tower, part baffled, part enraged, by the fact that he is so utterly out of step with his fellow-citizens.


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    • Of course, umlike the over-paid college elite, the lumpen-proletariat ( aka decent hard-working Americans) MUST have been manipulated by wicked Trump (oh, yes, and remember, almost all the other candidates for the party’s nomination!)

    Funny how Trump’s challenge only picked up when he RESPONDED to normal people’s natural concern with the serious issue of illegal immigration, the monstrous crimes committed by the undesirable aliens, murder, rape…

    Illegal Aliens Account for More than 30% of Murder Convictions in Several States  

    Obama’s Pricey Plague-Dogs and Philadelphia’s Shame! 

    …WHICH WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO AMERICANS if those crimmigrants were not in America.

    As for exploiting issues, how about the arch-race-baiter already in the White House? 
    But I leave it to American readers to refute Gaughan’s gabbling. 

    Again, what appalls me is the Jakarta Globe, ever-eager to find a prominent place for fanatics of the left, just as they push pinko propaganda in their endless effort to rehabilitate the totalitarian hypocrites of the Indonesian Commuunist Party.

    Any pretence at objectivity would demand an article of equal length and position in the next available issue of their newspaper.
    There are plenty of American conservatives able to write one – if invited to do so!
    That won’t happen. If it does, I’ll eschew partying for a week.
    Oh, and BTW….
    Who owns the JG anyway?
    Is it some limousine liberals, some folks with long-standing connections to the Clintons?
    Depends how you define Lippo Group, but Lippo Group owns the Jakarta Globe.

    Dig this report, from Radio Australia http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2014-07-13/prabowo-camp-urges-bill-clinton-to-cancel-indonesia-visit/1342346  which concerned certain Indonesian politicos who wanted Boisterous Billy Boy to stay away from Indonesia during last year’s election season – it seems the reason the welcome mat was whipped away is because Mr Clinton’s visit is sponsored by a tycoon with links to the rival candidate and they may set up a meeting.


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