Little chance of a military coup in Indonesia.
Alfred C. Stepan, Professor of Government from Columbia University in New York, said in Jakarta on 29th October that the TNI, the Indonesian military, would not follow the "trend" in south east Asia of staging a military coup d'etat, like in Thailand, or previously in Burma.
I've been to several south east Asian countries and their situation is worse.
Speaking before Defence minister Juwono Sudarsono Stepan said Indonesia's transformation and its reform of the military's role in politics has been an outstanding success.
Rethinking Military Politics, by Stepan.
Since 1998 the military had had several opportunities to seize power, he said, but had refrained from doing so and even had played a constructive role in, for example, the peace process in Aceh.
Indonesia was particularly blessed by the presence of organisations like Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, he said, because they created a strong civil society, and comparable nations like India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, had nothing like them, and they likely placed a check on any soldierly aspirations to take power. kompas antara