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Former general claims PKI has 15 million supporters, ready to declare itself

Detik News - June 1, 2016

Rina Atriana, Jakarta – Retired Major General Kivlan Zen says that the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) has already been revived and has formed an organisational party structure and has prepared as many as 15 million supporters.

"They're reviving, they (the PKI) has already formed a party structure from the national down to the village [level] led by Wahyu Setiaji", said Zen during a break in the national symposium "Protecting Pancasila from the threat of the PKI and other ideologies" at the Kartini building on Jl. Gatot Subroto in South Jakarta on Wednesday June 1.

"They are already prepared with 15 million of their supporters", he said.

Zen also said that the PKI has already renovated its headquarters in the Matraman are of Central Jakarta and that the PKI would declare itself soon.

"They're ready to declare [themselves]. At the latest they're planning for 2017, they will rise up and proclaim themselves when the state issues an apology to them because they [will then] say that they were not in the wrong", he explained. (rna/hri)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the report was Kivlan Zein: PKI Sudah Bentuk Struktur Partai dan Siap Deklarasi.]

Notes

According to a June 2 Kompas.com article, Zen later explained to confused journalists that Wahyu Setiaji, who no one appears to have heard of before, is actually the son of Lukman Njoto, also known as Nyoto, one of Former President Sukarno's ministers and a former deputy of the Indonesian Community Party.

Source: http://news.detik.com/berita/3222914/kivlan-zein-pki-sudah-bentuk-struktur-partai-dan-siap-deklarasi.

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