Suharto: the legacy of a hero?
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Amnesty International estimate between 500,000 and one million Indonesian were slaughtered during Gen. Suharto’s rise to the power in 1965-6, while in 1975 he invaded East Timor, where one third of the populations died. The systematic human rights abuses continued during in Aceh, West Papua, Tanjung Priok and other sites
Indonesian Solidarity invites you to a discussion of Suharto’s legacy.
The speakers are
Prof Adrian Vickers, Professor of South East Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, has researched Indonesian history for almost thirty years, and will discuss Suharto’s role in the violence of 1965-6.
Rusdi Marpaung, a human rights activist from Imparsial, and a journalist when Suharto close downed media. He will speech about the media during Suharto’s rule.
Mike Carey is a senior Australian journalist; he was working as a journalist in Indonesia during Suharto’s regime. Mike made several programs about social unjustice such as labour issue in Indonesia at the time, Mike Carey will speak about what he saw.
79 Myrtle Street
Chippendale, NSW 2008