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Suharto Museum celebrates dictator's life, omitting dark chapters

Kindergarten students near a statue of General Suharto at his memorial museum in Kemusuk, Indonesia. It was built by Suharto's younger half brother, Probosutedjo, who grew wealthy under his sibling's rule, but in 2003 was tried and convicted of corruption.

Kemusuk, Indonesia

INDONESIA'S former dictator looms in bronze over the entrance to the small museum set amid the palm trees and emerald rice fields of central Java. Depicted in a military uniform and peaked officer's cap, he radiates calm authority over the village of his birth.


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