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Gus Dur

While the governments of other Asean countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Burma/Myanmar continue down the path of measured authoritarianism, with dominant strongmen like Mahathir Mohamad and Lee Kuan Yew still pulling the strings, Indonesians have said goodbye to the bad old days of military-backed, iron-fisted authoritarian rule and allowed democracy to blossom, observes Aliran member Farish Noor.