When I saw reports yesterday that Indonesian police had 'put down' a 'riot' in Papua I wondered how long it would be before a less sanitized version surfaced.
Apparently what was put down was less a riot than a political gathering and lo and behold there were deaths.
Six people shot dead by police who simply fired live ammunition into a crowd of 2,000 people. This brings back stark memories of the gentle Indonesian government and its handling of East Timor.
Oh well, I guess Indonesia now will be included in Hilary Clinto's hit lists of countries to which she needs to have been and to have seen.
Herein lies a good lesson for David Farrar and all those others who ceaslessly attack the Fijian regime of Commodore Bainimarama. The Indonesian government is DEMOCRATICALLY elected.
RIP Sir Nicholas Winton
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