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Siliwangi Youth (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 331
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1970
Details of Formation: from source: 'Founded in the 1970s by Ali Murtopo to support Golkar's victory and to fight against student demonstrations; militaristic, co-opted by the government'. Functions as one youth wing of Suharto's Golkar (and now major govt. coalition) party.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: Still around in mid-07
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): political party; state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: adolescents; party activists
Location: Java
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): intimidation of civilians
Other Information: seems the main activity was to provoke riots