Some people are in a forgiving mood as former president Suharto nears death.
As Suharto nears death, with never-ending media reports of "condition improving"/"condition worsening", and as his grave is prepared, suarapembaruan the question of the stalled but outstanding legal case against Suharto concerning stolen national assets has been repeatedly raised.
Hidayat Nur Wahid
Many others however, such as former "Reformasi" firebrand Amien Rais, recommend that the government and people forgive Suharto entirely, and end investigation and prosecution of him.
Reading out a statement in Yogyakarta on the 14th Amien said that in the early days many people did not criticise Suharto's leadership or attempt to thwart his ambitions, to the point where he eventually became all-powerful, and therefore many people in the country bore some responsibility for Suharto's deeds.
No-one dared say no to him.
Let us stop all debates and arguments as they are unwise and improper at this time.
Suharto had done much good for the country, SBY said:
Despite some shortcomings, we still need to show him the respect and gratitude he deserves.
This article in bahasa Indonesia - Pengampunan Pak Harto.