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Suharto (8 June 1921 – 27 January 2008) was the second President of Indonesia, holding office for 31 years from 1967 following Sukarno's removal until his resignation in 1998. In...

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Suharto is dead!!! How the US supported him -1/5

Former Indonesian Dictator, US Ally & Mass Murderer, Suharto, 86, Dies Today a Democracy Now! special -- an in-depth look at Suharto's brutal thirty-year reign and the role of the United States in shoring him up. Suharto rose to power in 1965, killing up to a million Indonesians. Hundreds of thousands of more people died during the US-supported Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor. Tens of thousands also died in West Papua and Aceh. On Sunday, Cameron Hume, US Ambassador to Indonesia, said "Though there may be some controversy over his legacy, President Suharto was a historic figure who left a lasting imprint on Indonesia and the region of Southeast Asia." [includes rush transcript]
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