July 18, 2001 |
Thousands of police and soldiers staged a show of force outside Indonesia's parliament Tuesday amid fears of violence in the lead-up to next month's expected ouster of President Abdurrahman Wahid. Police and army chiefs reviewed about 6,000 troops inside the heavily guarded parliamentary complex. A dozen armored vehicles and lines of police motorcycles were parked nearby.
November 24, 2000 |
Police fired warning shots Thursday and beat demonstrators at the national parliament, where opposing groups rallied for and against President Abdurrahman Wahid. At least four protesters were injured. The violence started after police separated the two sides.
July 21, 2001 |
The People's Consultative Assembly started an impeachment hearing today, less than an hour after President Abdurrahman Wahid accused lawmakers of treason and announced that he would boycott proceedings against him. The hearing at the heavily guarded legislature got underway as Wahid's minority National Awakening Party and some other small pro-Wahid groups said they also would not participate.
December 10, 2000 |
Government officials and security chiefs have rejected Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid's request to release five separatist leaders, news reports said Saturday. The refusal is a blow for Wahid, who has faced increasing criticism from human rights groups and foreign governments over a crackdown on separatists in Indonesia's restive provinces.
November 11, 2000 |
President Abdurrahman Wahid blamed the army and police Friday for the escalating violence in Aceh province and the deaths of at least 19 civilians before a separatist rally. Wahid said he will summon military chief Adm. Widodo Adisutjipto, Army Commander Gen. Endriarto Sutarto and national police Chief Gen. Bimantoro to explain the use of violence against pro-independence activists.
October 25, 1999 |
This nation's new president outlined policies Sunday designed to move the world's fourth most populous country more into the Asian mainstream and to establish a formal relationship with Israel. Abdurrahman Wahid, in his first major address since national legislators elected him Wednesday, told businesspeople and diplomats on the resort island of Bali that he will soon visit China and Japan and that economically battered Indonesia cannot survive without outside help.
June 1, 2001 |
Leaders of parliament decided Thursday that they will not seek a quick end to this country's political crisis but will wait until Aug. 1 to begin hearings on whether to unseat President Abdurrahman Wahid. The decision, which is in keeping with the constitution's slow and cumbersome process for removing a president, gives Wahid additional time to rally support and seek a compromise that would let him remain in power.
July 28, 2001 |
Deposed Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, arriving in the United States for medical treatment Friday, conceded that he is no longer the leader of his nation but insisted that his ouster was unlawful. "They have done an unconstitutional thing," he told reporters at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. "The constitution will only be upheld by people like myself." Asked if he still should be president according to his country's constitution, Wahid said: "Oh, yes.
May 1, 2001 |
President Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's erratic leader, was censured by parliament Monday for the second time, paving the way for his possible impeachment and removal from office. By a vote of 363 to 52, parliament approved a motion censuring Gus Dur, as the president is popularly known, for his role in two graft scandals. The move could lead to his ouster by August.
August 8, 2000 |
Under fire from friend and foe alike, Indonesia's enigmatic president apologized Monday for his shortcomings and told lawmakers tough action was needed against separatists to prevent the country's disintegration.