from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Suharto 1921-2008. Indonesian military and political leader who seized power in 1967 and was elected president in 1968. He resigned under pressure in 1998 following an economic crisis.

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  • n. Indonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967 (born in 1921)


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  • SEVEN DAYS MOURNING FOR SUHARTO: GEORGE W. BUSH WOULD LIKE THIS SORT OF ENDINGBy Kevin A. Stoda The longtime leader of Indonesia, Suharto, is dead, but aside from the funeral on a few TV stations and aside from a handful of flags at half mast around Bali, life goes on in this tropical paradise.


  • Portrait of Suharto from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, via Wikipedia.

    Indonesia’s Suharto Dies « Skid Roche

  • “When Indonesia does finally go back and redo history, (its people) will realize that Suharto is responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity in the 20th century.”

    Indonesia’s Suharto Dies « Skid Roche

  • In this scenario, Suharto is an Iago-like figure, slyly goading the plotters into carrying out a coup that he knows will fail, leaving him well-placed to take power himself and blame the coup on the PKI.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • "We are suspicious of this latest Bali confession not because we're Islamic radicals but because we remember that for decades the military would produce terrorists, extract false confessions and lock them up -- all to maintain control," says one Indonesian intellectual recalling Suharto's 32-year rule.

    Liberty In The Balance

  • Convicted economic criminals, such as Suharto's son Tommy, remain at large.

    Indonesia: Why The World Should Worry

  • Can they trace for themselves a route out of power that will safeguard their personal security and avoid the Suharto scenario, while preserving their international reputation and their claim to have brought stability to Russia?

    The Return

  • Then, when Suharto became enamored of a risky alternative to prop up Indonesia's currency, Clinton called him on Feb. 21 and urged him to give up on the idea and stick with a program designed by the International Monetary Fund.

    History lesson: Why letting go is so hard to do

  • Suharto, a former Indonesian general, grabbed power in his country in 1966 and proceeded to rule the world's fourth most populous nation for more than three decades, with mounting corruption and a veneer of democracy.

    History lesson: Why letting go is so hard to do

  • The State Department began hinting that it was time for Suharto to relinquish much, if not all, of his power.

    History lesson: Why letting go is so hard to do


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