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Democratic reforms will win the day, assures former Indonesian ambassador to Singapore

In light of the recent upheaval in Jakarta over the comments made by Jakarta's reformist governor Basuki Purnama, Mr Pandjaitan assured the media in Jakarta that the country's hard fought democratic reforms will not be easily unwound.


DURING his distinguished military career, he served in some of Indonesia's long simmering wars including in East Timor. He was a special-forces commander and so far served four presidents, including as four-star general, as an ambassador to Singapore and as a Cabinet minister. But...