“A leading force behind Megawati’s rise is the New Order government itself. By launching measures intended to undermine her popularity, the government has ironically boosted it. Thousands of dissidents came to defend Megawati as a convenient rallying icon. While uniformly applauding Megawati, they are more interested in expressing discontent with the government than in championing her.”
Heryanto, Ariel (1996) “Shedding Light on Megawati”, Far Eastern Economic Review, 17 October 1996: 32.
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