Indonesia's Odd Couple

Elections often produce strange bedfellows, but Indonesia came up with a particularly choice union last week. Presidential candidate Wiranto, the former military chief of former strongman Suharto, announced that his running mate in July's election would be Solahuddin Wahid, deputy chairman of the country's Commission on Human Rights. Wiranto was in charge of the army in 1999 when hundreds died in East Timor at the hands of anti-independence militias allegedly funded and armed by the military. Wiranto continues to be dogged by these accusations: last week he was ordered arrested by a U.N.-backed court in East Timor for alleged war crimes,...

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