Fri, 11 Jun 2004

Just say 'no' to generals, urges PRD

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PRD) Yusuf Lakaseng called on the people not to be misled by the "smiling generals" ahead of the presidential election.

"General Soeharto used to smile while he ruled the country, but behind that smile, human rights violations were going on unchecked," said Yusuf.

People should thus learn from the past and not vote for candidates with military backgrounds, he said, referring to Gen. (ret) Wiranto and Gen. (ret) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. -- Antara