"> Name: Indonesia bans book, "New Era, New Leader."

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Subadio Sastrosatomo

Confronting Bodies: Indonesian government

Date of Action: March 1997

Specific Location: Indonesia

Description of Artwork: Sastrosatomo's book, "New Era, New Leader: Badio Rejects the New Order Regime's Engineering," criticizes the Indonesian government.

Description of Incident: Sastrosatomo was the leader of the Indonesian Socialist Party. The government banned his book and suggested that it could precipitate civil unrest and tarnish the government's image.

Results of Incident: Officials banned the book and questioned a well known government critic, Ali Sadikin, in connection with trying to reprint the book.

Source: Index on Censorship 3/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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