Different names for the same thing: New Order still lingers 22 years after Soeharto’s fall

Many feel the ghost of the New Order still haunts the halls of power. A number of retired generals, members of the elite and cronies who gained influence during Soeharto’s decades-long reign have secured strategic positions in Jokowi’s administration, even today, thanks to the long-standing practice of political transactions among the country’s oligarchs.