By Murya Artha
The other day we met in plenary session and our leader’s plan
was the decision of the meeting in 1945
on the seventeenth of August four years of bloody history ago
the day we thrashed out the real reason, down to the root problem
right to the core reason of the tyranny
let us decide, one by one; we have to be boldly democratic
Get past these ugly and disgusting incidents
put aside the dark memories and signs of failure to build
otherwise: one color and the determination of 70 million will have been wasted
under pressure we were the ones who thundered before,
who extinguished every trace of the spirit of Deandels and Janfiter Soon Coen…
Source: Siasat Magazine, Number 171 Year IV, 18 June 1950.
Murya Artha was born in Parincahan Village, Kandangan, Hulu Sungai Selatan District, South Kalimantan August 20, 1920 as M. Husrien. He used pseudonyms including Bujang Far, Emhart, HR Bandahara, M.Ch. Artum, M.Chayrin Artha, and Artha Artha. He passed away at Banjarmasin October 28, 2002.
On Governor-General Jan Pieterszoon Coen see Loth, V. C. (1995). Pioneers and Perkeniers: The Banda Islands in the 18th Century. Cakalele, 6, 13-35.
Bekas rumah Bung Karno di Pegangsaan Timur 56 Jakarta, tempat Proklamasi dibacakan.
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