Following the steps of fascist dictator Suharto, the government of Indonesia seems to revive anticommunist practices by prosecuting people who advocate communism! A recent example of such a prosecution is the one of Henri Budiawan who was sentenced to 10 months in prison allegedly for "spreading communism".
As the Agence France-Presse reports, the Indonesian environmentalist has been sentenced to 10 months in prison under a tough anti-communism law, a legacy of one of the darkest chapters in its history.
Indonesia had one of the world’s biggest communist parties before massacres in the mid-1960s left some 500,000 dead, including party members and suspected leftists. The mass killings happened as long-ruling dictator Suharto seized power. During his 32-year rule, the government’s official narrative was that the killings had been necessary to rid Indonesia of communism.
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Richard Nixon in Washington DC, c.1970.