Malari Power Play

Four decades after riots rocked Jakarta on that turbulent January 15, the incident known as Malari is no more clear today than it was then. Following student protests, mobs torched cars, motorcycles and factory buildings. The tragedy that happened in the early years of the New Order regime is a clear illustration of state-sponsored violence. Under cover of a power struggle between military factions, the incident provided President Suharto the justification to centralize But one important question remains: did some forces ride on the back of the student protests? Read Tempo´s review of events that led to Suharto´s firm hold on power.

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