17 October affair

The 17 October affair on 17 October 1952 was a show of force event where elements of the Indonesian Army, led by Chief of Staff Abdul Haris Nasution and Armed Forces Commander Tahi Bonar Simatupang, surrounded the Merdeka Palace to demand President Sukarno disband the Provisional People's Representative Council.


The 17 October affair on 17 October 1952 was a show of force event where elements of the Indonesian Army, led by Chief of Staff Abdul Haris Nasution and Armed Forces Commander Tahi Bonar Simatupang, surrounded the Merdeka Palace to demand President Sukarno disband the Provisional People's Representative Council.
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