Suharto’s New Order

Things aren’t looking good for Suharto of Indonesia.

Doctors treating Indonesia former president Suharto say he is facing the risk multiple organ failure after his health took a turn for the worse over the weekend.

On Wednesday officials at Jakarta said the former leader’s condition showed a slight improvement but he remained in critical condition

Check this out:

After riots over rising food and fuel prices, Suharto money empire was exposed and he eventually resigned May 21, 1998. Suharto’s Empire lasted from 1967 to 1998. He is currently ranked as the sixth richest person in the world with an estimated personal wealth of $16 Billion US.

I didn’t realize his government was called ‘The New Order.’ Why that sounds awfully familiar? Don’t these authoritarian types have any imagination?

But it is about respect after all.

Domestic respect for Suharto is in sharp contrast to critics abroad who see his rule as a kleptocracy that bled billions of dollars from the economy and oversaw the murder of hundreds of thousands of political opponents.

Advertisements

One Response

  1. […] Suharto’s New Order I didn’t realize his government was called ‘The New Order.’ Why that sounds awfully familiar? Don’t these authoritarian types have any imagination? But it is about respect after all. Domestic respect for Suharto is in sharp contrast to … […]

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: