Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Witness of Tjakrabirawa Soldier Cruelty

Spectr News Theme Eskanisa Ramadiani
11, August 2017

We surely remember G30S/PKI moment that we learnt in the school. From seven great generals hunted by Tjakrabirawa soldier (Indonesian soldier who joined with PKI), only General A.H. Nasution escaped, but his right hand and last child passed away.

To remember that historical events, 6th President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated General A.H. Nasution former home in December 3rd 2008 as museum. Set in Jalan Teuku Umar, Menteng, that building keeps a lot of high value stuffs.

Located near Suropati Park, you can spot that building easily. In the fence written “Museum Jendral Besar Dr A.H. Nasution”. In the front yard you can also spot General A.H Nasution sculpture between two cannons.

That building consists of two sections, the first one is main room of general and pavilion. Inside the main room there are nine exhibition spaces. The first room is living room. You can spot Pak Nas (General Nasution) sculpture made from bronze. The second room is work space with bunch of his favourite books. The third toom is VIP room designed by general himself.

Another room is general’s bedroom. The witness of Tjakrabirawa soldier cruelty. There is diorama shown bloody incidents. You can see bullet break through the door and wall. Tense atmosphere you can feel while looking around the room.

Another diorama shown Pak Nas’s rescue attempt. He jumped the fence, headed to Iraqi ambassador witnessed by his own wife and daughter, Ade Irma Suryani. Sadly, both of them were killed by bullets.

There is also Ade Irma Suryani’s bedroom catered by her favourite stuffs, dolls, shoes and mini TNI (The Indonesian National Armed Forces) uniform. In one wall, there is painting written “Papa… Ade salah apa?” (Papa, Am I doing wrong?”), last word before Ade Irma Suryani killed.

Another tense atmosphere you can feel the first time you come to the pavilion. There is diorama shown Captain Pierre Tendean, right hand of General A. H. Nasution kidnapped. Captain Pierre Tendean kidnapped by Tjakrabirawa soldier after confessed himself as General Nasution.

The Great General A. H. Nasution Museum is worth to visit to reflect general patriotic spirit to protect this nation by sacrificed himself and family. 


Eskanisa Ramadiani
Eskanisa Ramadiani