Six years ago today
, 4 students were shot at Trisakti University "at the hands of security personnel". Their deaths triggered the downfall of Soeharto and the reformasi
movement. Has life got better?
Few think so
, not with the then army chief Wiranto
now a leading candidate for the Presidency.
Living through the excitement of a televised revolution, picking up on rumours and yet not hearing of the horrors being inflicted on the Chinese community led me to get online. And here I still am. Has life got better? I don't think so.
But there is hope; hope that the horrors of that week will never be forgotten. Or repeated. Hope that a civil society will emerge that really is civil and not riven by the division of spoils.
I remain an unashamed idealist.