Today, we the Democratic Socialist Faction, a faction inside the People's
Democratic Party, declare to split from the People's Democratic Party (PRD).
We do hope that this split will give a new way for strengthening revolutionary
movement in Indonesia, considering the fact that the internal conflict in the
PRD has lead to fundamental difference and accordingly irreconcilable.
"Swastanisasi" means privatisation in Bahasa Indonesia. Four
important universities in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Bogor are
on the menu for the voracious multinationals and the International
Monetary Fund. But the students, encouraged by the successful overthrow
of Suharto are moving into action against the imposed "otonomie
versie rektor" (the rector's version of autonomy).