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Media has forgotten me, says Mega

Jakarta Post - May 31, 2011

Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri on Tuesday expressed her disappointment at the Indonesian media for apparently neglecting to report on her role in the reform movement.

Megawati said media hardly mentioned her in reports of commemorations of the 13th year of the reform movement held earlier this month.

"Who was it again who attended the Ciganjur meeting? Whose pictures did they take? The media shouldn't favor some and forget others," Megawati said while addressing a seminar on energy at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Megawati, the chairwoman of opposition party the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), was referring to a famous meeting of four "reform figures" comprising herself, former president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid, former People's Consultative Assembly speaker Amien Rais and Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengkubowono X, at the residence of the late Gus Dur, in Ciganjur, South Jakarta.

The meeting was also deemed an important milestone in the reform movements that ended the 32-year authoritarian rule of former president Soeharto in 1998.