Another look at the Jakarta Charter Controversy of 1945

Elson, R. E. (2009) Another look at the Jakarta Charter Controversy of 1945. Indonesia, 88 105-130.

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Author Elson, R. E.
Title Another look at the Jakarta Charter Controversy of 1945
Journal name Indonesia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0019-7289
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 88
Start page 105
End page 130
Total pages 26
Editor Deborah Homsher
Fred L. Conner
Place of publication Ithaca, NY, United States
Publisher Cornell University
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract Elson explores the many unresolved puzzles that surround the history of the drafting of the Jakarta Charter in Jun 1945, the subsequent debates about its significance among Indonesian leaders seeking to draft a constitution, and its Aug 18 pruning. He argues that later Islamist reactions to the excision of the seven words, fueled by contemporary concerns and struggles, are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the Charter and of the fraught politics surrounding its development, and that Mohammad Hatta's actions in securing key amendments to the draft constitution were themselves panicked, unnecessary, and even counterproductive.
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