Thinking of Suciwati
And Soultan Alif Allende and Diva Suukyi Larasati, the widow and children of the late Munir Said Thalib.
Today is a time of sorrow and remembrance. As it should be for all Indonesians, who owe Munir so much for his tireless struggle in the name of human rights.
So says the Jakarta Post in today's editorial
A year ago today I wrote the following:
It was a year ago today
that Munir was assassinated, by arsenic poisoning, on a flight to Holland. What was immediately clear, and remains clear, was that the sinister forces of Suharto's 'New Order' were behind this tragic loss.
In a week when we are outraged
to hear that the blackguard Tommy Suharto can seemingly get away with murder ~ sentenced to 15 years, out after four ~ perhaps we shouldn't be surprised to see that no progress has been made to apprehend those behind Munir's assassination.Tempo reports
that 500 members of the Solidarity Alliance for Munir
(whose website needs updating) are demonstrating outside the police HQ in South Jakarta, still Seeking Truth and Justice.I have mentioned Munir
10 times before today. Unfortunately it seems that because SBY is reluctant to release the report he commissioned which, presumably, named names, I'm going to have to continue mentioning him. As will the mass media.
When will Suciwati, her family, friends and the rest of us have closure?