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March 16, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000500220006-6 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is' prohibited. CONFIDENTIAL/CONTROL - U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY. SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY Indonesia REPORT NO. SUBJECT Revival of Bintang Timur DATE DISTR. 16 March 1953 NO. OF PAGES DATE OF INFO. REQUIREMENT NO. RD PLACE ACQUIRED REFERENCES 25X1A THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) The Bataksl have revived the Binta `Timur, (Star cif the Orient) a daily newspaper pubYished before-the war by Para a Harahap.' The N.V. Per'tjetakan';dknelPenerbitbitan Bintang Timur (Star of the Orient Printing and Publishing Company), a limited liability company with an investment of R. 500,000, has been established to handle the paper. It will follow a policy of Indonesian nationalism. Officers are: Managing Director M. T. Hutagalung2 A well-to-do Batak President of the Board J.H. Panggabean A journalist of D'iectors Directors Andjar Asmara ?A journalist D jQdy OQ'n.Q1uBU Q Chairman of Partai R jat Nag on:l An editor Mochtar Lubis3 Editor of the Times of Indonesia An Indonesian radioi. broadcast announced that the Bintang Timur Printing and Publishing Company would begin publishing an illustrated weekly called Lukisan Dunia in February under the editorship of Andjar Asmara, and that soon would also publish a daily called the Bintang Timui. CONFIDENTIAL/CONTROL - U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY QJ (Note: Washington DistributioAPj*&ktIad, Fir; R l~lea seil2&Q101~/,94) : CIA-RDP - - Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000500220006-6 CONFIDENTIAL/CONTROL - U. S. OFFICIALSL`OiiLY -2- 1. The Bataks are one of the few groups in Central Sumatra who were never Converted to Islam. Hutagalung was elected chairman of the Press Association of Indonesia on 24 August 1951. At that time he was connected with Merdeka and Berita Indonesia, Lubin is also head of ANTARA, and editor of the Indonesia Raya. CONFIDENTIAL/CONTROL -- U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000500220006-6