The Invisible Palace: The True Story of a Journalist's Murder in Java
ONE AUGUST NIGHT IN 1996, on a rural highway in Java, an investigative journalist was beaten to death by unknown assailants. Two months later, police arrested a high-school drop-out and put him on trial for the reporter's murder. One problem: the accused killer had never met his alleged victim. Entwined in local rivalries, media intrigues, and the long-held beliefs of many Javanese in fate, myth and magic, the killing of Fuad Muhammad Syafruddin spawned an unprecedented criminal investigation, a gripping courtroom drama and a nationwide controversy that signaled the iron rule of Indonesia's longtime president, Suharto, was ending. Researched and written over two years from confidential documents, court records and exclusive interviews with police, investigators, lawyers, witnesses and survivors, this unique account reconstructs the legal and political drama surrounding one of Indonesia's most famous unsolved murders. Combining journalism, travel writing and true crime, The Invisible Palace is an engrossing and deeply described study of media, politics and justice in the contemporary developing world. JOSE MANUEL TESORO was Jakarta correspondent for Asiaweek magazine from 1997 to 2000. Born in Manila, he has lived and traveled widely in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, reporting for Asiaweek, Wired, East and The Economist Intelligence Unit."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
13 August Achadi Amrin Angger answered arrest asked assault Bantul police Bernas reporters boss bupati Central Java client colleagues confession court courtroom crime criminal detective Dharmais Diharjo Djufri dukun Dwi Sumaji Dymas Dymas driver East Java Edy's evidence explained Franky friends front Golkar Hadi Harmoko Heru husband Imogiri Indonesian investigation Iwik Iwik's lawyers Jakarta Javanese Jayabaya Jogja Jogjakarta police journalists Judge Endang kabupaten Karangtengah killer Kliwon knew kraton Krisna Photo Studio Kuncung Kusfandhi later Legal Aid Magelang Marsiyem military Moko motorcycle Mulyono neighbors never night noodle Noto Suwito paper Parangtritis Road person pipe police chief police headquarters police officers political Ponikem promised prosecution public prosecutor PWI team questions reporter's Roro Roso's rupiah Samalo seemed someone Sri Roso story Suharto Sujarah Sukarno Sukrisno sultan Sunarti Surakarta suspect Syafruddin testimony told Triyandi Udin Udin's blood Udin's death Udin's murder village Wagiman wanted wife witness Yani