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tv   The Listening Post 2018 Ep 34  Al Jazeera  September 23, 2018 5:33pm-6:01pm +03

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so you form work party. drunk i mean the young in number way because i must get a new young get us to the. pharmacy we wake. up and. we get to beset. by yet. i don't think i've been set on young significant enough and then you read about the book idea in me see. how to do that in a moment to economic i at then young did i love very very it all that i had to play it went up when i got. set on by that and don't you think too many people are still traumatized by the presidency and the policies of president to heart and they won't
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vote for your party. god i don't know i don't want to. see that in order but i do think that and then perhaps it is. my when i got into it i mean i don't need to study what exactly do people miss from the time so fast and so hostile. and with this i said no it is more the end economy but then will be back again. how did i go but i knew that would be the jungle but many indonesians would say that the reforms have given them more freedoms this democracy there are elections now do you really seem to want to give that up so i get asked. about it the that. would be more pressing. i wouldn't. do that then i don't need that because i'm among. my yes but i feel empty but what about
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a man when needed and. when i've done that. with the. minimum good. effort william we can. have done with so i somebody. you don't let on. to become of them when it can only be that it's. about the people back then but about them what they are made up. but at the smell of the stadium but. when you open. but he didn't but. what about you got him to get at the marriott. to get up this double minute. but actually the depths at the moment are less than that that's going to time off presidential hasa
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which were fifty seven percent off the g. b.p. and now it's less than thirty percent so what you're saying is actually not true yet but it may be about on my step i make my believe the government. could tell them what the bit with you know when they might be. going to make it better. than. i remembered by the time i invest i think i did the initial. money going there was a debate the baby. was one of the victims of this so hard to believe as a student activist he became part of the underground pro-democracy movement he was kidnapped in one thousand nine hundred eighty and taken to a secret prison where he was tortured by so i have to special forces.
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few weeks after so i have to step down from power to be until. the new order is emotional out of. authoritarianism repressive. and also brutal. so that's for me based on my life experience and i think that is also exactly the reason why i. made to get to go. move and rise. and i asked him to go and. what happened on that day in ninety ninety eight when i was abducted by the special i'm porthos of the army. then for did indicate that for two days. and. you know it it.
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changed my life this is the family of suharto and i had this like the you know criminal crimi know yes the operator of the people those who stole the people money and his the family of soeharto and the loss so there is writing here for me the. right for me here as the son of the criminal. also who commit the corruption call us and then the pollution and they put these i'm after what happened to you during this a hostile regime to torture and to kidnapping how do you feel that his son tommy soeharto is now going back into politics. first thing that's democracy that we have now which is the result of our struggle to
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tickets to go and everyone has democratic right to including quest of this political party but i believe that the idea of a five thing they're teaching the practice of the heart of will never be accepted by the initial people what will they sell to the people there is no peace into our part time prosperity there is no price but at the as in in suharto time the prosperity in that the you know they sell to people is fake you know it's not that it's not true that when they said at that time the price is very cheap of course at that time was very cheap also because of the failure of money and now is a year but also because why it was cheap at the time is because of the foreign debt you know the subsidy huge subsidy which make us not able to do anything at the time
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and yet the time is like orderly peace because we are silence. you know because every sailing in our house is like the intelligent if and the people cannot criticize the government even in the family during they are having dinner for example so at the time the country is built on fear if we look at all the students around us they were asking for so have to be brought to court and also to bring back the money that he allegedly had stolen from the indonesian state where now twenty years later he has never been to court yet the money has never been found or return how do you feel about that we are disappointed suharto and the crazy is not yet brought to court. but we are sure that it is
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a matter of of of time you know that policeman for new order is seen is not only in the form that so hard as a person is brought to court. it can also happen with the show punishment by the people for example that the political parties get into a fight themselves as the political party of three hundred dollars and also people punished by the people by the people not for thing on choosing that political party and the young people now as are already you know knowing what happened in the past and also in the. short bus tickets to go but what happened in one thousand in ninety eight and they will be the one to for the election.
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to have to is the only member of his family convicted of corruption a supreme court judge sentenced him to eighteen months in prison for eleven million dollars land deals can instead of going to jail eighteen years ago so have to son went into hiding soon after the supreme court charged who sentenced him. in two thousand and two to was again sentenced this time for fifteen years for ordering the charges murder he was released after serving four years. you've been convicted in a murder case when a supreme court charge has been murdered you got fifteen years in jail don't you think this will have a very bad impact on your political party and you're an electability. milly by a bigger. we're going to have your own power. he didn't tell you. that.
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but at the bottom. that i did then on the way to say that i don't know when that was. how much but the. movie. that's what i think that's what my. point. but i mean. i think upset i. decided to pick. up.
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on that. if the damage about it we're going to get you up with. a big gun when you have got. the body but i don't i said i. had to go but there was. but there was no. there was i did. i know. if you're going to be elected president would you keep the current democratic system in indonesia. but. among the deputy that it.
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will be. funded by the. high cost. and then he does it as i was a box with yap a high cost and i see that i don't need to play see them as i'm with. them we did. what we. did they almost ran me to left me to. become what i knew up on them i received a have a similar demand that that least. amy i. believe i may have been able actually to sell a bit of. english but my stomach on how to. get that. would let me put. it into the be said jackie please then when i do a pickup will do without you got me so i don't believe you go to buy this you can go pretty adamant that most of the.
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a back story like you asked this is a dialogue i'm just tired of seeing the negative stereotypes about native americans everyone has a voice service and that's your comments your questions i'll do my best to bring them into the cell join the global conversation on how does a. voting for a president in the maldives an election that seemed to favor the government and has the opposition crying foul. has him speak of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up iran's president accused the u.s. of trying to destabilize his country after an attack on
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a military parade that killed revolutionary guards. struggling to survive with no let up in the war yemenis are forced to take extreme measures just to stay alive. the woman accusing a u.s. supreme court nominee of sexual assault agrees to testify before the senate. voting is underway in the mold deaves it is the country's third multi-party presidential election and it's seen as a test for democracy their president i mean is running for a second term but since taking office he's been accused of silencing dissent and consolidating power on saturday the opposition's campaign headquarters was raided by police who said they were investigating electoral fraud alex go topless reports . it's famous as a holiday islands destination popular with newlyweds on their honeymoon but in the
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run up to the presidential election in the maldives on sunday there are allegations by the opposition of voter intimidation and security crackdowns. they are going to be having. but we take part in them believing that i will support. that they will be able to overcome that. despite the alleged intimidation opposition challenger a pretty mohammed salary has been campaigning for votes. president delay i mean is aiming for a second term he declared a fifteen day state of emergency earlier this year provoking concerns the country is sliding towards authoritarianism i would like to call it an undemocratic dictatorship now the current regime president whatever he was doing of course it is like. but then what are you doing doing you know. like he is changing the constitution amending the constitution.
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to mean has boosted the economy using cheap chinese loans for large infrastructure projects such as the chinese maltese friendship bridge opened last month after four years of construction. the apparent reliance on large chinese loans has raised concerns about china's increasing influence as the chinese buy with india for a say in the strategically situated indian ocean archipelago. originate mohamad is a journalist for the mold these independent he explains why the election is seen as unfair. one of the reasons is the. electoral changes that was brought into the legal framework in about three months ago just three months before the election and observers not had that in bringing these changes so close to the electoral dead if the electoral the environment during the same period
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the president appointed a new member to the buttons commission this particular member. is a was a partner member of the ruling party and he was actually one of the leaders who led . the reelection camp and for the current president before he went on to become to . become the member of the e.c. it is very difficult for the opposition for the joint opposition to hold the campaign event however they will in party has been are doing so without any obstruction and this is the case in some other major population habs across the country as well and last night we so the police raided the office of the joint petitions candidate. and the charges that illicit activities of acts of bribery were ongoing in the building and then did up finding are no evidence of it but some in the building however these kinds of tech to spin used by the police has been raised by observers as
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a cause for concern. well he's always report there just a moment ago let's speak now to al-jazeera generous alex good cop us who joins us now on set so. you were there just as a tourist but just tell us a little bit about your general impression of the place where you were i mean you could be a tourist most tourists would arrive and stay in the mall deaves and not even know there was an election going on. most tourists aren't funneled through the capital city it's very access is very much controlled so you go from the airport to a resort you stay there and then go back to the airport when i went to the capital . it was a process it was definitely. not frowned upon but i was assigned a mandatory tour guide that i got for free that showed me around the city itself but i was there have to say it's already gearing up for the election at the time.
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most of the flags that we were vailable there that you saw were very much from the governing party but there were opposition there were opposition members out on the streets talking about there it was a complete crackdown and i have to say security presence was noticeable by its absence i passed by the military headquarters police headquarters the president's office and there weren't even ceremonial guards outside as well so very much i think cognizant of whole foreign media. are all eyes on the capitol itself as they come up to the election and you mention in your report there the infrastructure projects what did you get the sense that there's a lot of that going on on there right now yes i did it obviously be cognisant to them while deviance that climate change is on the way and it's certainly going to affect them being an archipelago nation the but so lone brittle nation projects are
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of a high priority they built an. new effectively a new capital city where they're going to start rehearsing people as water starts to advance and also molly itself is a very congested cities a tiny little oil and a quarter of the country lives there so they've been branching out and the friendship bridge that links them was built by the chinese in this first student with the chinese flags built within four years pretty much from start to finish there are some impressive projects going on all right alex thanks very much and he iran's president says the u.s. is trying to create instability in his country comments come a day after an attack on a military parade left twenty five people dead ronnie accused u.s. backed gulf arab states are providing financial and military support for ethnic arab groups earlier his government summoned envoys from the u.k. netherlands and denmark accusing those countries of harboring opposition groups
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trita parsi is a professor at georgetown university in washington he says there may be some truth to iran's accusations that the us saudi arabia and the u.a.e. were involved in saturday's attack. the fact that they some of the europeans is also not particular pride is ing since some of these separates pistorius ations are essentially headquartered in europe many of them being in london particularly this . separatist organization has been ducking activities and making land for quite some time i'm so that in itself was not surprising nor is it surprising that the iranians would be blaming or hinting at blame at the united states saudi arabia and the u.a.e. what is perhaps a little bit different this time around is that there are circumstantial evidence that makes it much more difficult to dismiss the iraq plane accusations out of hand but i mean you have a scenario in which the secretary of the national security advisor of the trumpet mr bolton wrote a memo that was released back in august two thousand and seventeen in which he
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specifically argued that the united states should be providing assistance to this specific movement and who is a stand by the previous arabs you also have a scenario in which. from saudi arabia the crown prince but say last year that he's going to take the fight into iran and you had an advisor to the u.a.e. crown prince saying that this was not a terrorist attack this is stated policy and that we will see more of that when statements of this kind are being made it's much more difficult to say that the iran is or just automatically by reflex pointing their finger at the united states and some of its allies is in the region there seems to be some indications that there's a military and some of these accusations. the un's humanitarian chief says yemen is approaching a tipping point with famine a major threat twenty two million yemenis that's three quarters of the population need some kind of assistance or protection eighteen million including many children don't know where their next meal will come from eight million are termed severely
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food insecure that means they depend on sood assistance to survive the u.n. is expecting another three and a half million yemenis will soon add to that anger simmons has more now from a camp in djibouti where many yemenis have fled. we're hearing that in recent months the number of deaths of children in a province alone amounts to twenty and so the position of aid agencies is getting incredibly difficult access in these remote villages where people are literally starving and also accessing areas that are blocked off because of the fighting it is an impossible situation for the aid agencies and they admit that they are not winning the battle against hunger how different it could be if people could reach the camps like this across the water from yemen in small boats is just an hour's ride but that's controlled by smugglers so the situation isn't just desperate for
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those in yemen as a whole it's also desperate here because some of these people want to go home they don't want to be here in the first place they want to go home the chances of that are pretty remote. they're hungry like millions of fellow yemenis they've left behind these men have just arrived in old book huddled together in some shade having being smuggled out of yemen for two hundred dollars each. it was a life and it's a war we don't want to be part of says this man explaining that he and the others fear they'd be conscripted to join who theory rebel forces. this is where they'll end up with families who may have refuge but little else this man has fresh drinking water but can't afford to buy food so his family has to get by soley on emergency aid learn and get lots all are less but there was a lot we don't receive anything but enough to survive from the u.n.
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we don't have been through she needed for our children the elderly even us it's a grim existence here in the sweltering heat of such a dry arid and infertile place the natural focus though of aid agencies is across the water in yemen where by the day the situation for the people is getting more and more critical. in remote yemeni village they continue to pick leaves from trees is their only means of survival these two brothers know that cooking and eating the leaves will lead to sickness but it provides more mail a day for their extended family and it's a choice between malnutrition or eating leaves. you know not enough of the children are suffering from constant diarrhea translates and fever we don't know how and where we can treat them we get no help.


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