Tue, 11 Oct 1994

ABRI counters harmful books

JAKARTA: The Armed Forces (ABRI) yesterday vowed to counter any publications it considers is distorting its history or undermining its past contributions to national unity.

Armed Forces Commander Gen. Feisal Tanjung said, when addressing the 30th anniversary of ABRI's history center yesterday that there were efforts to tarnish its image.

The center was established during the heated political climate caused by an attempted coup by the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), Feisal said.

According to Feisal, there was strong evidence that PKI had manipulated history to discredit ABRI and tarnish its image. (sim)