New Era, New Leader: Badio Rejects the New Order Regime's Engineering
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Subadio Sastrosatomo
Confronting Bodies: Indonesian government
Dates of Action: March, 1997
Description of Artwork: Sastrosatomo's book, New Era, New Leader: Badio Rejects the New Order Regime's Engineering criticizes the Indonesian government.
The Incident: Sastrosatomo was the leader of the Indonesian Socialist Party. The government banned his book and suggested that it could precipitate civil unrest and tarnish the government's image.
Results of Incident: Officials banned the book and questioned a well known government critic, Ali Sadikin, in connection with trying to reprint the book.
Source: Index on Censorship 3/97