14 May 2023
A quarter of a century after the bloody 1998 tragedy, which provided the spark to upend the New Order regime, mothers who lost their children to the violence are persevering with their campaign to bring the perpetrators to justice.
In their minds, having dictator president Soeharto quit was not enough to wash away the grief that stayed even as the nation ushered into a new era of reform.
Instead, they have renewed demands for the government to thoroughly resolve past atrocities including the Trisakti Tragedy and the May 1998 riots, in which thousands of innocent lives were lost. #