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Su·kar·no

also Soe·kar·no  (so͞o-kär′nō) 1901-1970.
Indonesian politician who declared independence in 1945 from the Netherlands, which did not grant it until 1949. He served as Indonesia's first president from 1945 until he was ousted by a coup d'état in 1967.

Sukarno

(suːˈkɑːnəʊ) or

Soekarno

n
(Biography) Achmed (ˈɑːkmɛd). 1901–70, Indonesian statesman; first president of the Republic of Indonesia (1945–67)

Su•kar•no

(suˈkɑr noʊ)

n.
Achmed, 1901–1970, president of Indonesia 1945–67.
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But Achmed Sukarno, who became the first president of Indonesia, expressed at that time his reservations about the capacity of Filipinos to govern the country, claiming that as Asians, we were not civilized enough to conduct ourselves under a true democracy because we were not yet politically mature and we still lacked the hard discipline to temper our emotions when faced with decisions requiring objectivity and transparency.
From an English-Japanese phrase book written by Dewi Sukarno, the Japanese widow of Achmed Sukarno, president of Indonesia from 1945 to 1967.
Achmed Sukarno was a known Communist, but he was presented to the Indonesian people and the world as a "democrat," "nationalist," and "Muslim.