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dari “abu hanifah: tales of revolution” tentang pendudukan jepang (1)

….once i was told that american submarines in the south china sea sunk
a japaneese ship which was loaded with the treasures of indonesia. I
wonder how much Japan had really taken from Indonesia during the occupation.
Without counting the lives of tens of thousands of people, the loot taken
by Japan, the food, the raw materials, the gold and jewels would have
amounted to at least one billion dollars which in 1951 the indonesian
republic requested as war reparations. No, the japaneseese were too smart
for the credulous indonesia; also later during suakarno’s hey-day
as semi-dictator president…..

abu hanifah kelak menjadi juru bicara masyumi , dubes RI di italia/brazil
dan anggota lemhanas pada 1967