Shots 9-11, 16-17. Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara, leader of the anti-communist Revolutionary's Council's alternative government in?
Shots 9-11, 16-17. Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara, leader of the anti-communist Revolutionary's Council's alternative government in Central Sumatra, has charged that 'Communists have infiltrated every government ministry and important organisation, including cabinet,' and that the Djuanda cabinet both underestimates the communist's power and overestimates its own ability to deal with them.
The communist party (P.K.I. - Parti Kommunis Indonesia) is highly organised in the thousands of kampongs (small, poor, more or less self-contained villages) within Djakarta. Each kampong has its own communist headquarters and leader. Indonesia's other political parties admit the superior organisation and drive the superior organisation and drive of the communist party.
In spite of the daily mounting political and military tension in the capital, life for the great mass of the people remains much the same, save for increasingly high prices of rice and other daily necessities.
Shots 1-6. Many of the houses left by the departing Dutch have been taken over by Indonesian families. 'Drive out the Dutch' is painted on this domestic dustbin....and a Soviet jeep, one of the recent large consignment waits outside a former Dutch house.
Souvenir posters of President Sukarno and President Voroshilov of the Soviet Union, who toured Indonesia last year, are still in evidence in Djakarta, particularly in the kampongs.
Pro-Communist newspapers, which are distributed free in the kampongs, now carry families party-line accusations against the Sumatran Revolutionary Council's activities and the Masjumi (Moslem) Party in particular, with corresponding support for Sukarno and his 'guided democracy.'