Illusions of a Revolutionary Fund
Since the New Order era, officials and public figures believed that President Sukarno and the various kingdoms in the archipelago left behind a treasure trove of revolutionary funds to pay debts and make development costs. It was never proven.
STORIES about the revolutionary fund appear from time to time. Not only during the New Order era, but also in the modern times, in the age of social media and the Internet. See this announcement, for instance:
“I ask from his generous heart, (the President of the Republic of Indonesia) to form a history tracing team, which consists of historians. Everyone who has access to information about the facts surrounding the Indonesian Independence...
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