Saturday, August 19, 2017

Son of Something2Hide?

After my post Pribumi member claimed Nothing2Hide chaos was deliberately started by Pribumi in which we learnt that Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin, PPBM Shah Alam security director, claimed the commotion at the Nothing2Hide forum 'exploded' (with flares and flying chairs) when Mahathir was asked a question about Memali.


Wan Mohammad said: “I lodged the first police report because I want the police to investigate the fracas. A video clip of the forum shows that the chairs were hurled in my direction and not towards PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I suspect that those involved were from among the organising committee, secretariat and several PPBM members themselves.
“The chaos was triggered to prevent me from asking Dr Mahathir several other questions after those on the Memali incident were asked by others”
 



Maybe there was Something2Hide, wakakaka - see also my post Something2Hide? in which I wrote:

Tuan Ibrahim has been succinct in posing a question now confronting Pakatan Hrapan and which I bet, Lim Kit Siang dares not answer, namely:

... if those who previously pursued justice for Memali victims have muted their hunger for the truth simply because they needed Dr Mahathir’s political clout for the next general election ...

... which I would like to paraphrase as:

... if those who previously pursued justice for Malaysians who suffered during Mahathir's 22-year premiership have muted their hunger for the truth simply because they needed Dr Mahathir’s political clout for the next general election ...?

Then yesterday the Star Online published Pribumi member Mohamad Taufik sacked over forum fracas, which extract follows:


KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth committee member Mohamad Taufik Abas claimed that he has been sacked over the fracas at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum in Shah Alam last Sunday.

He said he came to know of the sacking over Twitter but had yet to receive an official letter from the party.

He regarded as unprofessional the action by Pribumi Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in sacking him over social media.

His sacking was attributed to him raising a question on the Memali tragedy when party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was fielding questions.




"I only came to know of it through Twitter. Can you imagine a Youth wing leader resorting to this, it’s too childish. There should have been an official letter, I should have been called up at a closed-door meeting, not in this way,” he told a press conference here Friday.

He also said that during the fracas at the gathering, chairs were hurled at him and not at Dr Mahathir.

The commotion erupted as Dr Mahathir was replying to a question on the Memali tragedy.
Several guests started throwing footwear, chairs, water bottles and flares.

“When I asked a question about the Memali incident, Tun replied. When I asked the second question, the chairs were thrown close to me and others.

“Then there were people claiming that this was designed to injure Tun when it was clear in the video clip that he was far away and was unhurt”

It seems 'sacking' unwanted vocals within one's party seems normal in Pribumi, not unlike UMNO, but then they're birds of the same feather.

So, was there really Something2Hide?


Maybe Pribumi Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman may have Something2Say? Wakakaka


Fatwa from Pribumi Party 

Wolfpack or lapdog-pack?

MM Online - Dr M and his wolf pack — Karamjit Ghill (extracts):

Hmmm, not a wise choice of title for Karamjit's letter as the term 'wolf pack' had been associated with Hitler's storm troopers and U-boat marauding fleet in the Atlantic, namely the Wolfpack Siegfreid (Oct 1943) and Wolfpack Seewolf (1941, 43 and 55).


This would imply Mahathir is like Hitler, wakakaka.


If Karmajit was referring to Hindraf, maybe the term 'dog pack' wakakaka would be more appropriate.


lap dogs 

OK then, let's now discuss MM Online's Dr M and his wolf pack by Karamjit (extracts):

Once personified as the saviour of Indians circa 2007, Waythamoorthy enjoyed the wave of support from Indians using Tun Mahathir as the bogeyman.


Dividing the Indians along religious line, their existences hinged on the works of Tun Mahathir who defiled and betrayed the Indian community in his 22 year master class rule of Malaysia.

Hindraf made the Indians look at Tun M as a form of abomination that caused planned ‘genocide’ using police and other Government tools to depress the population of the Indians.

Now what gives?

Well my dear Karamjit, don't blame Waythamoorthy as he has merely taken a leaf out of LKS' Book of Revolting Volte-Face Treachery.


Who caused the systematic neglect, displacement and marginalisation of the Indian community?

In fact it is Hindraf’s Waytha who said that Mahathir’s era was the worst time for Indians in the country. It was during this period that Indians lost out to other communities.

Mahathir, driven by a pathological desire to deny his Indian ancestry, ensured that the problems faced by the Indian community were not given any importance.

Karamjit matey, didn't you read my post Mahathir's lineage of Yemeni origin? in which was mentioned a Facebook posting by the Mukhriz Fan Club (Mukhriz is the 3rd son of Mahathir).

That Facebook posting by said Mukhriz Fan Club gave two fingers to the silly allegation that Mahathir had Indian (Kerala) ancestry. It (Facebook posting) claimed that those from Kerala are not native to India but of Yemeni lineage. Wakakaka.


al-Kutty ibn Abdullah 

That's not unlike what we all know, that most Chinese 
are not native to China but of Saudi lineage, wakakaka.


al-Kaytee ibn Abdullah 

Today you choose to cheerlead with him. Why?

Dedak lor.

Time and time again Hindraf has made a farce of creating political roadshows dragging the Indian community through their chaotic ideals.

Hindraf typifies a hangover that the poor Indian community has to face every time the GE comes around the corner.


all for what, hindraf?

Clearly, Pakatan Harapan has lost its fortitude to preserve and protect their principles. We watch in horror at the desperation of Pakatan in welcoming these uncouth personalities and muddying the once clear conscience of opposition struggle at the pinnacle of which was led by Mr. Karpal Singh.

We are back to square one after all these years. The struggles of Reformasi and Ubah have been undone and obliterated.

Well Mr Waythamoorthy you can be the SECOND greatest traitor, next to Lim Kit Siang.



Friday, August 18, 2017

'Hao Siao'

As a Penangite I've always taken pride that I was born in and brought up on a wonderful island where the lingua franca was Penang Hokkien.


the real laksa in Penang, not the bloody imitation curry-mee in KL and elsewhere 

That lingo not only unifies the true Penangites of all races but also distinguishes us Penangites from Mainlanders, and I mean Mainlanders of Peninsula Malaysia, wakakaka.

KL sweeties told me Penang Hokkien was sexy. I suppose that's because it has cleverly assimilated the 'softer & subtle' Malay and Thai languages with English, Tamil and the Hokkien that's a sub-dialect of Zhangzhou (漳州; Hokkien: Chiang-chiu) - different from Singapore Hokkien or Taiwanese Hokkien but could be mutually understood to a reasonable degree.


Today, sadly due to the influx of Mainlander Chinese into Penang, wakakaka, only 64% of Penang Chinese speak Penang Hokkien when once it was 100%.



Batu Pahat ay lang 

The growing younger set speaks only Mandarin whilst the others speak Cantonese. An American linguist warns that with the preferred usage of Mandarin by the younger generation, in a few more years Penang Hokkien may well become extinct like Latin, wakakaka. Pro Ora Nobis.

Though CM Lim Guan Eng is Hokkien and no doubt can speak the dialect and Cantonese as well, I doubt he can speak fluent Penang Hokkien (unless he has been secretly practising, wakakaka).

But former PM AAB can speak Penang Hokkien fluently as was revealed by Star Group Boss (group managing director/chief executive officer) Wong Chun Wai in an interview some years ago.


Wong heard AAB asking his (Chinese) Private Sec "What time it is?" in fluent Penang Hokkien (Tong kim kooi tiam liao?)

Anyway, today when I read The Malaysian Insight's Kepala Batas folk go ‘yawn’, as 3Ms roll into town (Kepala Batas in Penang State, not the one just before Jitra, Kedah, next to the RMAF Alor Setar base) I could not help but smile, rather broadly if I may confess, when I read the following:

Retiree Isa Saad, 62, from Pokok Sena in Tasek Gelugor near Kepala Batas heard about the ceramah but also decided to give it a miss. He was sick of the politicking and hearing both sides of the political divide slamming each other in their speeches.

“I think I have had enough. They just badmouth the other side. I rather attend religious lectures. 

[the above yellow highlighted view was shared by a Chinese interviewee in Kepala Batas]


“In the 1980s, I was interested in politics. I went to BN ceramah and even DAP ceramah. I listened to Lim Kit Siang criticise the government and Dr Mahathir,” he said.

Now, Dr Mahathir and Lim are on the same team in the opposition.

“The Chinese would call this ‘hao siao’ (hilarious or ridiculous),” Isa said.

He was also unimpressed by Dr Mahathir, saying a man who is 92 should call it a day.

“He, too, has his legacies. He mentored (Prime Minister) Najib Razak, so how the student is behaving today is the result of his teachings, right?”


M: wa boay kah-see lu kau kau

N: lu taan ku ku
 

Wakakaka, his ability to say 'hao siao' rather appropriately when he commented on the on-off-on-off relationship between arch-foes Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang and now bromantic-allies Lim Kit Siang and Mahathir shows in no uncertain terms his pedigree as a 101% Penangite and his command and dexterous use of Penang Hokkien.

The Malaysian Insight was civil in translating ‘hao siao’ as 'hilarious' or 'ridiculous'. Those two words are quite correct but I feel not quite spot on. Nonetheless they suffice as 'polite' translations especially in ladies' company.

The most accurate translation for ‘hao siao’ is 'bullshit', wakakaka, and I kid you not.


Yes, one could also use words like 'bluff', 'not true', 'joking' (in an unbelievable incredulous implausible way), 'nonsense', etc. But really, the best translated word is 'bullshit', wakakaka again.

Isa Saad knows that the current pally-buddy relationship of Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang is nonsense when one easily recalls them 'only yesterday' as irreconcilable arch-foes, in other words, 'tua hao siao', wakakaka, where I have added to Isa Saad's term another Penang Hokkien 'tua' which means 'humongous', wakakaka again.

Anyway, the cool reception towards the 3-M's arrival must be disappointing news for Pribumi, considering it's The Malaysian Insight's news report - the news media portal is believed to be a reincarnation of the once-highly popular (but now defunct) The Malaysian insider, a known pro-Pakatan media portal.


sunrise at abdullah fahim mosque kepala batas penang

Of course Kepala Batas isn't exactly Kubang Pasu or Pagoh, respectively the strongholds of Mahathir and Muhyiddin but there has been a decidedly lack of curiosity, quite different from the huge crowd which would throng Anwar Ibrahim's ceramah anywhere.

Just as an indication of the disinterest shown especially by Malays in Kepala Batas, the following are two of their views, as reported by The Malaysian Insight:

Housewife, Rafeah, 48, from Penaga in Kepala Batas said she also did not know about the ceramah and was not interested to attend.

She said she has housework to worry about.

“Whoever is in the government, prices of groceries will still increase. It is just the same. So, I rather not know about ceramah or what the politicians have to say.”

***

Mechanic Muhammad Fitri Mohd Jifri, 21, said he was too busy trying to make a living to care about ceramah and politics.

“I am from Pinang Tunggal. People in my area don’t discuss politics much. So, I didn’t hear any talk about the ceramah.”

The youth, who just started working three months ago, is also uninterested to attend tonight’s ceramah.

“I don’t really care. There are so many things I have to sort out since I just finished my studies. My basic salary is just RM1,100 and I need to think about rent, EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund), the rising cost of living,” he said.

Azmin Ali prefers PAS to Chinese support?

The Malaysian Insight - PKR could gain PAS but lose friends and allies, warns analyst:


The Selangor government think tank, Institut Darul Ehsan said that: “The IDE study found that only 1% of Chinese in Selangor would support PAS. If their anger at PAS is transferred to PKR for cooperating with it, PKR is finished in Selangor.” 

Unfortunately, PKR still insists on allying itself with PAS who has just rejected them, though it's suspected some in PAS might want some form of association with Pakatan, principally for the Chinese votes which come along with DAP's friendship, superficial and false as the 'friendship' might have been.

There is unlikely to be anymore Chinese support for PAS but Institut Darul Ehsan fears the 'dislike' virus may spread across to a slutting PKR, wakakaka, which may see the demise or near decimation of the so-called Reformasi Party in Selangor.

And we haven't even factored in PKR's internal fractional tussle yet.

Ilham Centre executive director Hisomuddin Bakar said that ... PKR risked alienating Chinese voters if it continued to pursue political cooperation with the Islamist party.

He warned: “There is a big possibility that Chinese voters will abandon PKR if it patches things up with PAS. Just a 20% swing in the Chinese vote will cause PKR to lose all its seats in Selangor.”

Hisomuddin reminded PKR that in GE-13 in 2013, PKR had benefited from 80% of the Chinese vote while PAS, 60%, but obviously the latter is gone.

PKR’s continued slutting with PAS has deeply disappointed its Pakatan allies because any compromise with PAS will adversely affect Amanah and Pribumi.

But let's face it, Azmin Ali is now fighting for the survival of PKR, at least in Selangor if not elsewhere and he for some reasons believe an alliance with PAS even at the expense of Chinese support is the answer. Maybe he has taken Chinese support for his party too much for granted.

But it's also mentioned that the reformist fraction in PKR may yet revolt at the thought of working with Mahathir whom they detest with all their might.

Hisomuddin also warned that ... Such a scenario could see Amanah and Bersatu revolt and place their candidates to run against PAS, even if PKR had promised those seats to PAS.

Apparently, Azmin's dalliances with some PAS leaders are all very hush hush which further annoys other Pakatan leaders.

Poor Azmin is caught between the Devil in PAS and the Deep Blue Sea in Chinese support.

Bloody Chinese again ... ooopsy ... I am one too, wakakaka.

Mahathir's mighty mandores

Extract from FMT:


Who knows, Gandhi might also be from Kerala
wakakaka
 

PETALING JAYA: DAP man Zaid Ibrahim has welcomed the idea of Hindraf cooperating with Pakatan Harapan to help the opposition coalition win the coming general election.

“Everyone has to join hands to defeat Barisan Nasional, and Hindraf has taken the first step,” he said in reference to recent talks between Hindraf leader P Waythamoorthy and PH chairman Mahathir Mohamad.

The talks centred on the prospect of Hindraf becoming PH’s fifth component or an affiliate of it. Speaking to newsmen, Mahathir said the Hindu-based NGO had an important role to play in the opposition machinery.

Zaid told FMT that PH might need Hindraf’s help in addressing the needs of marginalised Indians if the coalition were to take over the government.

Asked if he thought people would be reluctant to accept Waythamoorthy, he said the Hindraf leader needed to be judged by his actions.


Just another religion-based political party.

Mahathir can't get PAS so has gone for Hindraf.

Soon Pakatan will be joined by high-jumping Hallelujah-ing Heroes and boring Buddhist baby-kissers.

And why should we vote for politicians who misappropriate and misuse the good names of Allah swt, Prophet Mohamad (pbuh), Yahweh, Jesus, Krishna Shiva & Brahma, Gotama Buddha, etc.





YB Jaga Kereta

MM Online - Watch where you park, Ku Nan warns SEA Games fans (extracts):


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Vehicles obstructing traffic at SEA Games venues will be towed away, warned Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor.

The Federal Territories minister said this was meant to help ease congestion and deter parking along major roads.

“We are not going to issue parking tickets. If cars or other vehicles block roadways, they will be towed,” he said.

Tengku Adnan said enforcement personnel from City Hall and Putrajaya would cooperate with the police and Youth and Sports Ministry to ensure smooth traffic flow.


When he is not talking cock about creating pockets of federal territories around the country especially in opposition-held states like Penang, he mumbles about issues far more relevant to budak2 jaga kereta.

WTF is this minister for?

He is a bloody disgrace and his office a waste of public monies.



Patriotism?

Our 60th Merdeka Day is only another 13 days to go but observers have noted to their disappointment, dismay & distress that the display of our national flag is somewhat lacking.


FMT reports in its Kurang 2 minggu, mana bendera sambut Merdeka 60 tahun? (extracts):

Bagi sejarawan Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim, ia menandakan rakyat Malaysia terutama generasi Y semakin “buta sejarah”, sesuatu yang disebabkan mereka tidak terdedah secara langsung dengan sejarah perjuangan menentang penjajah.

“Mereka tidak faham apa itu kemerdekaan, golongan muda terutamanya, mereka tidak terdedah kepada apa yang sudah berlaku,” katanya kepada FMT.

“Kalau tanya mereka maksud negara bangsa, mereka tidak tahu, apa maksud perlembagaan mereka tidak tahu.

“Kalau sebut apa berlaku sebelum 1957, mereka tidak faham,” katanya.

Khoo berkata bagi ramai rakyat Malaysia, 31 Ogos hanyalah cuti umum.

Tetapi beliau tidak meletakkan kesalahan sepenuhnya ke atas generasi muda.

Pemimpin juga gagal menunjukkan teladan dalam menunjukkan semangat kemerdekaan.

Pemimpin politik kerajaan dan pembangkang hanya mengutamakan wang dan kepentingan diri, kata Khoo. [...]

Khoo berkata ia masalah yang timbul apabila sistem pendidikan hanya mementingkan peperiksaan dan cara “mendapat A dalam mata pelajaran” tanpa pelajar betul-betul memahami subjek.

“Peperiksaan dengan pendidikan tidak sama,” tambahnya.


But could there be another reason, to wit, that Generation Y has been disfranchised from belonging as, and believing to be citizens to this country?

Thus their lack of so-called 'patriotism'* is a natural outcome of their blaséness towards dedicated and devoted citizenship.

* Remember Samuel Johnson who told us 'Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel' which is why I now abhor this very much abused word.


But Professor Khoo is not entirely wrong in saying Generation Y seems to NOT know our history leading to our Merdeka on 31 August (or, thanks to Soekarno and Marcos, 16 Sept).

We see that ignorance today where many of them embrace Mahathir as a political Moses who will lead them out of the Najib-wilderness which they fail to realise was created and entrenched by Mahathir himself.


did you know that Moses was a Pharaoh?

To cut a rough analogy, it would be like the Americans embracing David Duke (former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) as a leader to lead them out of the racial imbroglio in the USA today, wakakaka.


You may call our Generation Y political morons but that's another story. Our story today is why Malaysians are not that enthusiastic about Merdeka Day.

OK, ignorance of our history is one reason, but we should also blame it on Mahathir, blame it on Najib, blame it on Hadi Awang, blame it on Anwar Ibrahim (or Wan Azizah or Azmin Ali), blame it on Lim Kit Siang as they are all the same with more interests in fomenting dissent, disagreement and disputes rather than promoting unified love of our country.

But most of all, blame the citizens themselves as nowadays they forget they are Malaysians but think-believe they are either BN-ites or Pakatan-ists, such is the toxicity of our politics and their lamentable inability to differentiate politics from nationality.

Politico-socio-ethnic-whatever disenfranchisement should not be an excuse as one must learn how to rise above marginalisation for one's country. As our Almarhum Tunhu used to say (very frequently): "Malaya (then Malaysia) is our ONLY country. We have no other country to turn to".

But the worst proposal to deal with the lack of nationalistic show has been by a moron who wants to make flying the national flag on Merdeka Day compulsory. What an idiot - no wonder the citizenship spirit of the nation has gone to the dogs.

Hmmm, maybe we need a new flag too. Someone meddled with the Jalur Gemilang (and our anthem Negara Ku) and as many Chinese will tell you, it's bad feng shui to fool around with a sacred object.


Maybe the following? Wakakaka.









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Warning: Don't ever go against a Dictator

MM Online - Dr M insists wasn’t a dictator (extracts):


His Imperial Majesty Emperor Kutty bin Abdullah 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today insisted his voluntary resignation from power and the elections during his time precluded him from being a “dictator”.

Despite the Pakatan Harapan chairman's insistence that holding polls meant he could not be a dictator, he appeared to suggest this defence did not apply to the “the current one”.

“Dictators often do not hold elections, or if they do they would win 99 per cent of the votes,” he wrote on his blog today.

“I resign voluntarily. I was not succeeded by my son but by party leaders who immediately tried to get the party and their governments to go against me,” Dr Mahathir said.


Everyone? 

This is funny yet outrageous, as it shows the intolerant dictator in Mahathir if those (highlighted) words "to go against me" have been correctly reported.

Mahathir is saying that even after he resigned, AAB and Najib should NOT have gone against him, presumably his policies, his projects, his instructions.






Recall - this is the man who has the preposterous shameless nerve to say he has TWO (not one) successors.

Which PM in the world has TWO successors?


The answer can only be those who believes HE alone hands down the PM office each and every time to each and everyone who comes after him, deeming himself as a PERPETUAL PM who gives way only to a person who acts/works for him as PM (but is not really the PM) and who does NOT go against him ...

... and woe betide the one who goes against him, his policies, his projects, his instructions, whereupon he will pass his permanent position as PERPETUAL PM to the next person who acts/works for him as PM (but is not really the PM) and who does NOT go against him ...

... so on so forth.

What a megalomaniac!

P/S And how dare Najib did not report to me for 6 months.




Pribumi member claimed Nothing2Hide chaos was deliberately started by Pribumi

MM Online - PPBM (PRIBUMI) leader says ‘Nothing To Hide’ fracas started by own party members (extracts):


SHAH ALAM, Aug 17 ― A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) leader today claimed that the fracas at the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” forum last Sunday was caused by party members themselves and that their anger was directed at him.

Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin, PPBM Shah Alam security director, also said that he had received death threats as well.


He said he had lodged two police reports, one over the fracas and the other on the death threats.

“I lodged the first police report because I want the police to investigate the fracas. A video clip of the forum shows that the chairs were hurled in my direction and not towards PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I suspect that those involved were from among the organising committee, secretariat and several PPBM members themselves.

“The chaos was triggered to prevent me from asking Dr Mahathir several other questions after those on the Memali incident were asked by others,” he said to reporters after lodging the reports at the Shah Alam Police headquarters here.


Wan Mohammad Ashraf said that following the fracas, he received death threats from unidentified individuals on the PPBM Facebook account.

The threats were also directed at his family and it was for safety reasons that he lodged the second police report, he said.

Wan Mohammad Ashraf also called on PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to resign, saying the latter had failed to ensure the security of guests at the forum.

“I am prepared to remain in the party and challenge him until he resigns,” he said.


Possible?

Or as Pakatan Harapan supporters would vow, dia dah makan, bukan bukan, telan (wakakaka) dedak.

Recall the Taiwan presidential elections on 20 March 2004. Two days later (22 March 2014) the Australian ABC reported:

Taiwan's high court sealed election ballot boxes on Sunday as protesters massed to contest President Chen Shui-bian's victory after a mysterious assassination attempt and the discovery of many spoiled ballots.


Chen Shui-bian 

Defeated Nationalist Party contender Lien Chan called for a recount and a special inquiry into the shooting of incumbent Mr Chen on the eve of Saturday's poll that swung the vote in the island's closest-ever presidential election.


Lien Chan 

Joining thousands of cheering supporters staging a sit-in outside the presidential palace, Mr Lien demanded answers to the many questions surrounding Friday's shooting in which Chen and Vice President Annette Lu were slightly wounded.

"Why don't we trust the government? Because there are too many things under a cloud of suspicion," Mr Lien, the scion of one of Taiwan's wealthiest families, told his supporters.

There has been widespread speculation that the shooting may have been staged, but officials have denied this.

Media surveys had pointed to a win for Mr Lien and analysts said an 11th-hour sympathy vote may have given this narrowest of wins to Mr Chen, who was fired at twice by at least one unidentified gunman.

He sustained a minor gunshot wound while campaigning in an open-top jeep.

The Nationalist Party also accused Chen Shui-bian of staging the shooting to draw away police and military from the voting as the forces were deemed pro-Nationalist Party.

Investigation into the shooting point to Chen Yi-hsiung who conveniently died prior to the police apprehending him.


CNN Photo of Chen Shui-bian on March 19, 2004, purporting to show a large blood stain 

In 2009 Chen Shui-bian, wife and son-in-law were convicted of various charges such as corruption, embezzlement and misuse of official funds and money laundering, and jailed. His life sentence was subsequently reduced.

Earlier in Indonesia we may ask how did Suharto come to power, some say, with the connivance of the CIA which was concerned about Soekarno's dalliance with the USSR.

As usual, the Cinapeks (capitalists or otherwise) were massacred along with pribumi komunis.

Wikipedia (extract only) tell us that in Indonesia:

Before dawn on 1 October 1965, six army generals were kidnapped and executed in Jakarta by soldiers from the Presidential Guard, Diponegoro Division, and Brawidjaja Division. Soldiers occupied Merdeka Square including the areas in front of the Presidential Palace, the national radio station, and telecommunications centre. At 7:10 am Untung bin Sjamsuri announced on radio that the "30 September Movement" had forestalled a coup attempt on Sukarno by "CIA-backed power-mad generals", and that it was "an internal army affair".

The 30 September Movement never made any attempt on Suharto's life. Suharto had been in Jakarta army hospital that evening with his three-year-old son Tommy who had a scalding injury. It was here that he was visited by Colonel Abdul Latief, a key member of 30 September Movement and close family friend of Suharto.

According to Latief's later testimony, the conspirators assumed Suharto to be a Sukarno-loyalist, hence Latief went to inform him of the impending kidnapping plan to save Sukarno from treacherous generals, upon which Suharto seemed to offer his neutrality.

Upon being told of the killings, Suharto went to KOSTRAD headquarters just before dawn from where he could see soldiers occupying Merdeka Square. He mobilized KOSTRAD and RPKAD (now Kopassus) special forces to seize control of the centre of Jakarta, capturing key strategic sites including the radio station without resistance.

Suharto announced over the radio at 9:00 pm that six generals had been kidnapped by "counter-revolutionaries" and that the 30 September Movement actually intended to overthrow Sukarno. He said he was in control of the army, and that he would crush the 30 September Movement and safeguard Sukarno.

Suharto issued an ultimatum to Halim Air Force Base, where the G30S had based themselves and where Sukarno, air force commander Omar Dhani and PKI chairman Dipa Nusantara Aidit had gathered, causing them to disperse before Suhartoist soldiers occupied the air base on 2 October after short fighting.

With the failure of the poorly organised coup, and having secured authority from the president to restore order and security, Suharto's faction was firmly in control of the army by 2 October (he was officially appointed army commander on 14 October). On 5 October, Suharto led a dramatic public ceremony to bury the generals' bodies.

Complicated and partisan theories continue to this day over the identity of the attempted coup's organisers and their aims. The army's version, and subsequently that of the "New Order", was that the PKI was solely responsible.

A propaganda campaign by the army, and Islamic and Catholic student groups, convinced both Indonesian and international audiences that it was a communist coup attempt, and that the killings were cowardly atrocities against Indonesian heroes.

The army in alliance with religious civilian groups led a campaign to purge Indonesian society, government, and armed forces of the communist party and leftist organisations.

The purge spread from Jakarta to much of the rest of the country. (see: Indonesian killings of 1965–1966). The most widely accepted estimates are that at least half a million were killed. As many as 1.5 million were imprisoned at one stage or another.

As a result of the purge, one of Sukarno's three pillars of support, the Indonesian Communist Party, was effectively eliminated by the other two, the military and political Islam.


Many in Indonesia said the CIA was the schemer of Gestapu which crippled the PKI (Indon Communist Party) and brought pro-West Suharto into power.