Red scare still haunts Indonesia

A surge in anti-communist sentiment is rooted in an unresolved decades-old massacre and aims ultimately to bump President Joko Widodo from power

Jakarta, October 5, 2017 2:56 PM (UTC+8)
Members of Islamic Defenders Front (PFI) shout slogan during a an anti-communism campaign in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 03, 2016. Photo: NurPhoto via Reuters/ Agoes Rudianto
Members of Islamic Defenders Front (PFI) shout slogan during a an anti-communism campaign in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 03, 2016. Photo: NurPhoto via Reuters/ Agoes Rudianto
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