European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 2 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 2, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse To h i t r f o Rod Dunat Pomin Moo Toft my pm Sidon demands for Inoff Loscri or into beset president Novice by Murray a staff writer Ami Chat with Sukarno during hit visit to Indonesia strives to Settle internal discord demands for greater and local self government have split the Novice Republic of Indonesia wide open in what must rank As one of the most unorthodox revolutions of mod Ern no blood has been spilled in the 80 Days of spreading revolt which has seen almost All of the nations islands fan away from the Jakarta but while there shunning the Central the rebels still proclaim their loyalty to president Sukarno and the Republic and say come to the capital of their own Accord to discuss their from Arjeh on the Northern tip of Sumatra East to Ambon and a famous Battleground of world War the rebels repeat the same demands More Freedom to Rule themselves and More help from the Central government in improving the living standards of their Central Sumatra led the secession move ment on fed up with the govern ments tardiness in enacting autonomy Laws for the outlying this was the most important it gave impetus to the other revolts which As indicated on the map East including the Rich lesser Sundas and Bau on March 2 South Sumatra on March 9 and Borneo on March their main complaint is that Java is keeping the major share of the foreign currency earned from crops and Mineral products which originate in the outer added to these two major complaints is the Specter of communist infiltration in the nothing has apparent islands which make up indonesian Republic Central Sumatra broke with Jakarta government on Al Borneo joined revolt on March East Indonesia threw off control by Jakarta March 2 South Sumatra defied Central ments authority March 9 by unified tha people Oats do Mort than Sukarno suggestion that tha be allowed to participate in tha govern ment Sukarno proclaimed his for a new Conception of government for Indonesia on it has been widely described As a guided still enthused with his trip to communist China and Russia bust is now con Vinced that Western democracy is the wrong system for his suggestion that the communists participate in a Mutual help Cabinet and a new National advisory Council has triggered one of the sharpest ideological conflicts in Indonesia Young the religious including the moslem As Well As the Christian and Catholic Are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the most segments of the Navy and air Force As Well As the share these anticommunist in a country which claims to be 90 per cent one of the big internal Battles is Between religion and National Sukarno has said All whether they Are communists or indonesians the presidents contend the indonesian reds owe fealty to Moscow and Polit no they whether the moslem religion has As big a hold on the people As nationalistic Pride is something the coming weeks will prob ably men who fought at Sukarno Side Dur ing 35 years of revolutionary struggle against the Vic president Mohammad Spotan Moham mad All sharply disagreed with Sukarno Mureall for the country in All a Compromise will be worked out Sukarno is expected to scrap his idea to bring the communists into the but he will probably gain reluctant support to allow the communist dominated labor and peasant groups to sit on his advisory once this Issue is Sukarno the faced with a mushrooming where to begin Patching no the indonesian april 1957 the stars and stripes the is biggest it to apr cent of tha foreign through is Sto Thoom of natural Bauxite and Suma Arans claim they Are Only 4 Par cent returned to them to build schools and complaints Are similar from the islands and they Are demanding assistance from finance minister explaining the governments said recently the outer islands Are demanding billion the Central can Only give one if we Art pc meet ail the demands that Indonesia would lace economic the country chaotic conditions seem the result of economic mis management most of Indonesia lies unexploited beneath the yet the indonesian continually suspicious of refuses to make conditions attractive enough for overseas its own five year plan is now in is second year of providing established regulations for for eign investment and mining Aro Stetti being Over population and an enthusiastic communist party have not made troubles on Java itself any easier than they Are on other two thirds of the 83 million indonesians Livo on yet its land area Only composes 7 per com of the total land of the the Man Many indonesians feel is the Only one who can country from economic estimates thai at least 15 million of nearly 60 million living in must mow to other yet tha government now admits the resettlement program is Hatta says Sukarno is wrong in Damn ing Western democracy As the reason for Indonesia mounting problems and its failure to solve old he insists it is running tha system thai Art 11

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