Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

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Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:11 pm

Jakarta: Indonesian officials have threatened to shut down Bali's prestigious international writers festival, compelling organisers to cancel sessions discussing the bloody massacre of alleged communists in 1965.

The political censorship of this year's Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is unprecedented in the 12-year history of the popular event...
http://www.smh.com.au/world/indonesia-t ... kgv0c.html
Jakarta: Panel sessions and a film on the 1965 anti-communist massacres in Indonesia were prohibited at an international literary festival in Bali due to a 1966 government regulation banning communism and Marxism-Leninism, according to a Balinese police chief.

Gianyar police chief Farman told Fairfax Media there was also a 1999 criminal code which made the spreading of communism, Marxism and Leninism in public a punishable offence with a maximum sentence of 12 years' jail...
http://www.smh.com.au/world/bali-nine-l ... khxi1.html

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It is the 50th anniversary of the 1965 October massacre : http://www.smh.com.au/world/bloody-octo ... jyow7.html
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by ratchet » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:47 pm

I think Indonesians and Thais run a close race for biggest wankers club prize
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Post by MikeMike58 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:11 pm

I think Indonesians and Thais run a close race for biggest wankers club prize
Whoa, hold it right there, Bucko. Americans are just as big of wankers as Thais or Indos. Give us a little damn credit!
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by bobsboots » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:22 pm

It comes as no surprise when you consider that many of the men who committed or ordered the deaths of so many innocent people are still in positions of power, including parliament,all across Indonesia.
Watch the documentary " The Look of Silence." Shocking.
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Post by Barang chgout » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:11 pm

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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by Seasquatch » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:37 pm

bobsboots wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:22 pm
It comes as no surprise when you consider that many of the men who committed or ordered the deaths of so many innocent people are still in positions of power, including parliament,all across Indonesia.
Watch the documentary " The Look of Silence." Shocking.
I've meant to watch this after I watched The Act of killing.

You didn't happen to post on LiIEF or the split off Expat Indo forum?
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by taabarang » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:44 pm

"It comes as no surprise when you consider that many of the men who committed or ordered the deaths of so many innocent people are still in positions of power,.."

Gosh, what other countries come to mind?
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by bobsboots » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:48 pm

Seasquatch wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:37 pm
bobsboots wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:22 pm
It comes as no surprise when you consider that many of the men who committed or ordered the deaths of so many innocent people are still in positions of power, including parliament,all across Indonesia.
Watch the documentary " The Look of Silence." Shocking.
I've meant to watch this after I watched The Act of killing.

You didn't happen to post on LiIEF or the split off Expat Indo ?
No, I didn't.
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by bobsboots » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:48 pm

taabarang wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:44 pm
"It comes as no surprise when you consider that many of the men who committed or ordered the deaths of so many innocent people are still in positions of power,.."

Gosh, what other countries come to mind?
Indeed.
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Re: Indonesia censors 50th anniversary massacre discussions

Post by John Bingham » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:15 pm

bobsboots wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:22 pm

Watch the documentary " The Look of Silence." Shocking.
Agreed, it's a great documentary, as is its predecessor. The lack of any remorse by almost all the players is stunning.
Both are on Youtube:

The act of Killing:

The Look of Silence
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