This music video says about itself:
Evil Triumphs Over Good – Indonesia 1965-66
The lyrics and music of this Steven Edward Duren song really describe the events of Suharto’s “New Order”, placed over Indonesia.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Indonesia asks for ’65 massacre files
Saturday 12th March 2015
by Our Foreign Desk
INDONESIA has asked Washington to release its files on the 1965-66 US-backed massacres of communists and alleged sympathisers that left millions dead.
The Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (HAM) made an unusual direct request this week to US President Barack Obama, who lived in the country with his stepfather from 1967 to 1971.
HAM commissioner Muhammad Nurkhoiron met US State Department officials before asking Mr Obama to declassify intelligence documents relating to the anti-communist bloodbath.
His request states that the files held by the CIA, the Defence Intelligence Agency and other bodies will help in “encouraging the Indonesian government to redouble its own efforts to establish the truth” and promote reconciliation.
In 2012, HAM called for prosecutions for crimes against humanity committed during the purge, but the attorney general took no action.
“We need the US to immediately release those documents to help our efforts,” Mr Nurkhoiron said in an interview. He warned that when Mr Obama leaves office early next year, momentum for US action could be lost.
US National Security Council spokesman Myles Caggins said the administration supports the declassification of any relevant documents from the period which do not pose a national security risk.
While the US has released some documents, others remain classified.
The anti-communist witch-hunt began following an abortive military coup against President Sukarno which was blamed on his supporters in the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI).
General Suharto used the coup as a pretext for the slaughter of up to three million people.
Suharto finally deposed Sukarno in 1967, ruling for three decades more until his death in 1998.
Mr Obama played down the death toll in his memoirs, putting it at “a few hundred thousand, maybe half a million.”
Redacted meeting notes from a meeting of the National Security Council covert action committee — finally declassified last month following a 2004 freedom of information request — show that the US endorsed “obstructive action” against the PKI.
The freedom of information request was made by University of Connecticut historian Brad Simpson, who said that the US had organised covert operations to provoke violence that would serve as an excuse for the crackdown.