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also Soe·har·to (so͞o-här′tō) 1921—2008.
Indonesian military and political leader who seized power in 1967 and was elected president in 1968. He resigned under pressure in 1998 following an economic crisis.


(Biography) T. N. J. 1921–2008, Indonesian general and statesman; president (1968–98)


(suˈhɑr toʊ)

Raden, born 1921, president of Indonesia 1968–98.
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Noun1.Suharto - Indonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967 (born in 1921)
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founder Charles Schwab's attempt to get out of a lawsuit alleging he was involved in fraudulent business dealings involving the family of corrupt dictator General Suharto of Indonesia.
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General Suharto, who ruled Indonesia with an iron fist for 32 years, died in hospital aged 86 with his family around him.
Does Mr Bell really wish his pension to be invested with companies that have sold arms to Saddam Hussein, General Suharto and General Pinochet, regimes that butchered hundreds of thousands of people?
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KISSINGER was later involved with the Indonesian invasion of East Timor where a million people were slaughtered by General Suharto.
In 1998, General Suharto, the country's military dictator for more than three decades, was forced to resign amid street demonstrations.

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