Gatot Nurmantyo Responds to PKI Awakening Issue

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  • Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) chief Gatot Nurmantyo.

    Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) chief Gatot Nurmantyo.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo held dialogue with the congregation of Al-Azhar Grand Mosque, South Jakarta. One of the questions was the truth about the issue of the awakening of the Indonesia Communist Party (PKI).

    Upon the question, Gatot also warned about the danger of the PKI. He said the party bearing a sickle and hammer is indicated by some statements and attitudes that appear in the community.

    “The PKI is living like a demon, invisible,” Gatot said in front of the congregation of Al-Azhar Grand Mosque, South Jakarta, on Saturday, March 3.

    That is why Gatot was intrigued and finally decided to hold the G30S PKI movie screening some time ago.

    Read: KPAI: Children Must Be Guided During G30S PKI Film Screening

    According to the former TNI commander, children who grew up in post-reformation era have not learned a lesson about the G30S PKI rebellion. In fact, he was told that the son of one of his staffs who went to college had once asked about PKI leader DN Aidit.

    In contrast to the opinion of Gatot Nurmantyo, the results of the survey of Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) released on 28 September 2017, showed 86.8 percent of respondents did not believe on the issue of the PKI awakening.

    The survey was conducted using multistage random sampling method with 1,057 respondents. The survey also used a margin of error of approximately 3.1 percent and a confidence level of 95 percent.

    CAESAR AKBAR