Indonesia’s second president – Suharto – led the country from his coup against President Sukarno in 1967 until his resignation in 1998.
The Indonesian military should stay out of politics and remain loyal to the government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Thursday in an apparent rebuke over contentious statements by the country’s top general.
Military chief Gen Gatot Nurmantyo has stirred controversy in the past month with warnings of a renewed communist threat to Indonesia and a claim that a non-military organisation was trying to import thousands of weapons.
In a speech to a parade marking the military’s 72nd anniversary, Jokowi said the armed forces are a national institution that should stay above politics and not be fragmented by narrow interests.
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Indonesia (ID) is estimated to have a population of 260.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 17.4 million.