Tan Malaka is the national hero of Indonesia, an Indonesian leader and freedom fighters. Long before the speech of Bung Hatta before the Dutch Court entitled Indonesia Vrij (Indonesia Freedom) or Bung Karno speech before Bandung Landraad (Bandung District Court) entitled Indonesia Sues. Tan Malaka has written a book in 1925 entitled “Towards the Republic of Indonesia“
Tan Malaka is revolutionary fighter in the Indonesian freedom movement. From Prison to Prison, a package book was indeed describes his struggle. Tan Malacca fought not only for Indonesia, but also fighting for the independence of several countries in Southeast Asia. “From the grave, my voice will be much louder than on the earth.” That’s the sentence that came from men that born in June 2, 1897 in Nagari Pandan Gadang, Suliki, West Sumatra. This assertive sentence is pronounced by Tan Malaka in the presence of British police when arrested him in Hong Kong in 1932.
The sentence clearly illustrates the courage of Tan Malaka although there is controversy about this mysterious figure. But in 1963, he has been designated as a National Hero. However, its role in freedom struggle seemed to disappear due to his proximity to the Communism ideology. In Jakarta, Tan Malaka traces can be found in an alley in the Rawajati, Kalibata, South Jakarta. In this alley, Tan Malaka had lived for about a year. And that continues to produce his best written works known “Materialism, Dialectics and Logic”
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