Talk:Indonesia

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The Dutch in Indonesia[change source]

I have just removed this:

The so called "Politionele Acties" took place; 100,000 Dutch-soldiers invaded Indonesia and killed (slaughtered) around 200,000 innocent people, mosty civilians.

This sentence is written to make the Dutch look as bad as possible, and as if poor Indonesia, with its 100 million people did nothing except sit there as helpless victims. The truth is that the Republican soldiers of Indonesia were a huge force with hundreds of thousands of fighting men. But they were disorganised, and they fought among themselves because of prejudice toward different racial groups.

This is not good Wikipedia writing. And it is not truthful writing, because it tries to make it look as if it was only the Dutch that killed innocent people.

Any article that describes what happened must also tell the fact that the Dutch did not simply walk over the Indonesians, because the Indonesians fought back.

If the article talks about the Dutch "slaughtering" innocent Indonesians, then it must also talk about the Indonesian Republicans "slaughtering" thousands of European nationals, people of Dutch Indonesian background, Chinese business people, and people from minority Indonesian groups. It must also say that the Indonesian Republicans "slaughtered" thousands of the Japanese prisoners of war, the soldiers who had surrendered.

Amandajm (talk) 10:07, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

False identification of "vandalism"[change source]

This edit was clearly not vandalism. Perhaps it needs to be rewritten in simple english and better organized into the existing article. But it is obviously not an attempt to "damage" the encyclopedia. The editors calling this "vandalism" need to [re]read the content. DoSazunielle (talk) 01:22, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

The user is banned from editing any Wikimedia Foundation site. It is very much an attempt to damage the encyclopedia. --IWI (talk) 01:57, 13 February 2021 (UTC)