Lieutenant Colonel J. le Roux
At that time Blanco and his Balinese wife, Ni Ronji, had just returned from a trip to America for 2 years. When he returned to Indonesia, by chance he was on the same ship as the writer of this diary. At the end of 1946, there was “manipulation” of the KNIP membership when it appeared likely the body would reject the Linggarjati Agreement between the Dutch and the Indonesian republicans. In order to avoid this rejection, Sukarno more than doubled the size of the KNIP to 514 members. The decision to expand the KNIP was taken in late 1946, but became effective only in March 1947. The number of left-wing members increased sharply as they wanted the Dutch military action to be ended as quickly as possible. These changes severely damaged that the KNIP’s image as representing public opinion. At that time, in order to strengthen the defense, the President of South Korea, Park Chung Hee, ordered the Gwahak Yeonguso Gukbang to make grenades. After seeing first-hand the results of the grenade research conducted by Han quickly completed, Park ordered the distribution of the new grenades to his troops. After that Park gave orders to make a new helmet based on Israeli helmets and parachutes made in America. Han immediately stated that he was developing a bulletproof helmet in his lab. Hearing this, Park told Oh to bring a hammer (presumably to destroy the helmet). Han, who arrived at the Cheong Wa Dai gate, was shocked and then protested Park’s decision, and through Oh’s intermediary, Han met with Park to reveal his findings. At that time the helmet had been tested 1000 times.
At the first MPR General Session in August 2000, President Wahid provided his accountability report. On January 29 2001, thousands of demonstrators stormed the MPR and asked the President to resign on the grounds of his involvement in a corruption scandal. Under pressure from the MPR to improve management and coordination within his government, he issued a presidential decree giving day-to-day state powers to vice president Megawati. Megawati took over as president shortly thereafter. The cabinet during Megawati’s reign was called the Mutual Cooperation Cabinet. Austronesian people form the majority of the modern population. They may have arrived in Indonesia and visit us around 2000 BCE and are thought to have originated in Taiwan. During this period, parts of Indonesia participated in the Maritime Jade Road, whith outlets in Kalimantan which existed for 3,000 years between 2000 BCE to 1000 CE. Dong Son culture spread to Indonesia bringing with it techniques of wet-field rice cultivation, ritual buffalo sacrifice, bronze casting, megalithic practises, and ikat weaving methods. Some of these practices remain in areas including the Batak areas of Sumatra, Toraja in Sulawesi, and several islands in Nusa Tenggara. Early Indonesians were animists who honoured the spirits of the dead believing their souls or life force could still help the living.