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Home Affairs Minister denies reports he prohibited televising of anti-communist film

Kompas.com - September 15, 2017

Moh. Nadlir, Jakarta – Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo says that the public and the younger generation needs to know about the history of the September 30 Movement/Indonesian Communist Party (G30S/PKI).

"That's what's called history, so the public and the younger generation will know that there was once a coup d'etat movement", said Tjahjo in an SMS message [received by Kompas] on Friday September 15.

Because of this therefore he has no problems if Crushing the Treachery of the G30S/PKI is shown on national television again. "Just show it on television. I don't think it's a problem", said the senior Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician.

Tjahjo also added that there have been reports that he has forbidden the Indonesian docudrama propaganda film made in 1984 from being shown. "I have never made any such statement. I will hunt down the person making slander about my [alleged] statement", he said.

"[We are] in the process of working out who made the slanderous news. [We] already know the person and their cell phone number who spread the slander", said Tjahjo in closing.

Crushing the Treachery of the G30S/PKI is the title of a 1984 Indonesian docudrama propaganda film. The films was directed and written by Arifin C. Noer. It was produced over a period of two years at a cost of 800 million rupiah at that time. The film was sponsored by the New Order government during the era of former President Suharto.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Mendagri Persilakan TV Kembali Tayangkan Film Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI.]

Source: http://nasional.kompas.com/read/2017/09/15/19405021/mendagri-persilakan-tv-kembali-tayangkan-film-pengkhianatan-g30spki.

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