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Sukarno

(Encyclopedia)Sukarno so͞okärˈnō [key], 1901–70, Indonesian statesman, first president of Indonesia. A leader of the radical nationalist movement founded in 1927, he was jailed and exiled by the Dutch at vari...

Malik, Adam

(Encyclopedia)Malik, Adam mälˈēk [key], 1917–84, Indonesian government official. A militant nationalist as a youth, he helped to found a news bureau that eventually became the official Indonesian news agency, ...

Hatta, Mohammad

(Encyclopedia)Hatta, Mohammad hătˈə [key], 1902–80, Indonesian political leader. He was born on Sumatra into an aristocratic family. Interested in economics, he went to the Netherlands to study. There he joine...

Suharto

(Encyclopedia)Suharto or Soeharto both: so͞ohärˈtō [key], 1921–2008, president of Indonesia (1967–98). A veteran of the war for independence (1945–49) against the Dutch, he became army chief of staff in 1...

Megawati Sukarnoputri

(Encyclopedia)Megawati Sukarnoputri mĕgˌəwäˈtē so͝okärˌnōpo͞oˈtrē [key], 1947–, Indonesian political leader, president of Indonesia (2001–4). The daughter of former president Sukarno, she is seen b...

Indonesia

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Indonesia ĭnˌdənēˈzhə, officially Republic of Indonesia, republic (2015 est. pop. 258,162,000), c.735,000 sq mi (1,903,650 sq km), SE Asia, in the Malay Archipelago. The fourth most popul...

Weir, Peter

(Encyclopedia)Weir, Peter wēr [key], 1944–, Australian film director, b. Sydney. His early work helped to bring Australian film to world attention; his later films, made in Hollywood, mingle American movie techn...

Jakarta

(Encyclopedia)Jakarta or Djakarta both: jəkärˈtə, jäkärˈtä [key], city and special district (1990 pop. 8,227,746), capital and largest city of Indonesia, NW Java, at the mouth of the canalized Ciliwung Rive...

Malaysia

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Malaysia məlāˈzhə, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putra...

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