This video says about itself:
Soeharto orchestrated bloody military coup in 1965 and blamed it on PKI communist party. In this video you can see Suharto‘s sons, daughters, even in-laws who dominated Indonesian government for 32 years.
From British daily The Independent:
Disgraced and vilified, Suharto dies aged 86
Indonesia‘s former dictator Suharto, an army general who crushed Indonesia‘s communist movement and pushed aside the country’s founding father to usher in 32 years of tough rule that saw up to a million political opponents killed, died today. He was 86. …
Finally toppled by mass street protests in 1998, the US Cold War ally‘s departure opened the way for democracy in this predominantly Muslim nation of 235 million people and he withdrew from public life, rarely venturing from his comfortable villa on a leafy lane in the capital.
Suharto had ruled with a totalitarian dominance that saw soldiers stationed in every village, instilling a deep fear of authority across this Southeast Asian nation of some 6,000 inhabited islands that stretch across more than 3,000 miles.
See also here.
It is a pity that this dictator was never punished for his crimes.
According to Dutch [Rightist] daily De Telegraaf:
The US American ambassador in Jakarta, Cameron Hume, praised Soeharto for his close ties to the United States.
This shows how much the US Bush’s administration’s propaganda talk about “supporting democracy” is really worth. Just like the past US ties to dictators like Franco in Spain; the Greek colonels, Pinochet in Chile, Mobutu in Congo. And the present ties to the regimes of Musharraf in Pakistan; the royal family in Saudi Arabia; Mubarak in Egypt; etc.
Australia and Suharto: here.
Suharto: ‘One of the greatest mass murderers of the 20th century’: here.
Exposing Indonesia’s Cold War purge of Communists: here.
Rising food prices provoke angry protests in Indonesia: here.