, Texas: For those of you who want to have healthy and beautiful skin might be able to try this herb. AS10 is a fruit drink that developed the U.S. space agency (NASA) as a nutritional supplement to protect astronauts from radiation outside Earth’s atmosphere. According to one study, the drink was proven efficacious eliminate wrinkles, blemishes, and prevent damage to the skin caused by sun exposure. Drink was proven to be effective after we drank two glasses a day in four months. The study was conducted by taking photographs at the tissue under the skin surface to 180 participants. The photos were taken at the beginning and end of the study. After the participants drank two glasses a day AS10 in four months, the final photo shows a significant change, namely the reduction of spots on the skin wrinkles by 30 percent and about 17 percent. AS10 allegedly able to improve the condition of the skin, due to large amounts of antioxidants effectively counteract oxidative stress. Antioxidants attach to and neutralize free radicals before it causes damage. The composition of AS10 consists of a mixture of fruit that is known to block the harmful effects of radiation, such as Cupuacu (Brazilian fruit crops like cocoa), acai, acerola, prickly pear, and yumberry. In addition, other ingredients are wine, green tea, pomegranates, and vegetables. “The skin is the first tissue exposed to UV light. Skin is also very sensitive to oxidative stress. Effects of oxidative stress on the skin can be quickly overcome by taking AS10,” said nutrition researcher and scientist from Utah, Aaron Barson. But unfortunately, the price of drinks were relatively expensive. A 750 milliliter bottle sells for 30 Euro or USD 435 000. Some experts say that the benefits of drinking cosmetics AS10 is equivalent to using a sunscreen with a protection UVB / UVA. (Dailymail / SHA)

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Gatotkaca is a character in the epic Mahabharata, known as the son Bimasena or Wrekodara of the Pandavas. His mother named Hidimbi (Harimbi) derived from the rakshasa, so he was told to have extraordinary powers. In the great battle of Kurukshetra he killed many Kaurava ally before he died at the hands of Karna.

In Indonesia, Gatotkaca become a very popular puppet characters. For example, in Javanese puppet he was known by spelling Gatutkaca (Javanese: Gathutkaca). Extraordinary miracle is told, among others were able to fly in space without using the wings, and famous with the nickname “muscle wire iron bones”.


According to the version of the Mahabharata, is the son Gatotkaca keluaga Bimasena of the Pandavas who was born of a rakshasa woman named Hidimbi. Hidimbi raksasi ruling itself is a forest with his brother Hidimba.
In Javanese wayang, mother Gatotkaca better known as Arimbi. According to this version, Arimbi not just ordinary forest dwellers, but the princess of the Kingdom Pringgadani, the rakshasa country.
In Sanskrit, the name literally means Ghatotkacha “has a head like a jug”. This name consists of two words, namely Ghat pm, which means “jar” or “jug”, and utkacha which means “head”. This name was given him at birth because his head is said to resemble a jar or pitcher.


Gatotkaca birth story is told in isolation in a Javanese puppet. His name is a newborn baby while still Tetuka. Up to one year of age have not been able to cut the umbilical cord while using any weapon. Arjuna (brother Bimasena) go imprisoned for advice gods in order to help his nephew’s fate. But at the same Karna, the commander of the kingdom of Hastinapura was also imprisoned for weapons heritage.

Because their faces are similar, as the messenger of heaven God Narada gave to Karna Kontawijaya weapons, not to Arjuna. After realizing his mistake, Narada met Arjuna was the truth. Arjuna and Karna pursue Konta to seize weapons.

The fight ensued. Karna escaped Konta weapons, while Arjuna won only sarong wrap treasures. But the gloves are made of wood heirloom Konta Mastaba that it can be used to cut the umbilical cord Tetuka.

But the magic happens. Mastaba of timber destroyed and united in the stomach Tetuka. Krishna who took part witnessed the opinion that the influence of wood will add strength Mastaba Tetuka baby. But he also predicted that the future will Tetuka died at the hands of gun owners Konta.

Being a god Jago

Puppet version of Java to continue, then borrowed Narada Tetuka to be taken to heaven when it was attacked by an enemy of the kingdom named Patih Sekipu Trabelasuket. He sent the king to apply named Kalapracona angel named Batari Supraba. Baby faced as opposed Sekipu Tetuka. Surprisingly, instead of getting beaten to death, Tetuka even more powerful.

Embarrassed, Sekipu Tetuka return to the Narada to be raised immediately. Narada then threw the body into the crater Candradimuka Tetuka, at Mount Jamurdipa. The gods then threw different kinds of heirloom weapons into the crater. A few moments later, Tetuka surfaced as an adult male. All kinds of treasures of the gods have been merged and unified into itself.

Tetuka Sekipu then fight and managed to kill him using his fangs bite. Krishna and the Pandavas followed when it comes to the heaven. Krishna then cut off the tusks Tetuka and told him to stop using the properties of the giant.

Guru celestial king presented a set of heirloom clothing, ie hat Basunanda, Kotang Antrakusuma, and sandals to wear Tetuka Padakacarma, which has since been renamed Gatotkaca. With the heirloom dress, Gatotkaca able to fly as fast as lightning and killed Kalapracona Trabelasuket kingdom.


In the version of the Mahabharata, Gatotkaca Ahilawati marry the girl and the dragon has a son named Barbarika. Gatotkaca also married a woman named Pregiwa. From this marriage was born a son named Sasikirana.
In the puppet version of Java, Gatotkaca married his cousin, the daughter Pregiwa Arjuna. He managed to marry Pregiwa after a severe struggle, ie get rid of his rival, named Lakshman Mandrakumara Duryudana son of the family of the Kauravas.

Of marriage with Pregiwa Gatotkaca birth to a son named Sasikirana. He became a warlordkingdom of Hastinapura in the reign of Parikshit, Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu and grandson.

Another version relates that Gatotkaca had two more wives than Pregiwa, namely Suryawati and Sumpaniwati. From both of them born and Jayasumpena Suryakaca.

King Pringgandani

Gatotkaca Java version is a half-giant, but not the forest giant. His mother was the daughter of King Arimbi Pringgadani Tremboko of the Kingdom. Tremboko Pandu’s father died at the hands of the Pandavas waged due to pitting Shakuni. He was succeeded by his eldest son named Arimba.

Arimba himself eventually died at the hands Bimasena at the time of the Pandavas to build theKingdom of Amarta. Pringgadani throne then held by Arimbi have diperistri Bima. The plan will be submitted to the throne one day their son as an adult.

Arimbi has five sister named Brajadenta, Brajamusti, Brajalamadan, Brajawikalpa, and Kalabendana. Brajadenta appointed as the governor and were housed in Kasatrian Glagahtinunu. Shakuni of the kingdom of Hastinapura came inciting Brajadenta that the throne should be his Pringgadani Gatotkaca not belong.

As a result of the incitement, Brajadenta was about to seize the throne from rebellious hand Gatotkaca newly sworn in as king. Gatotkaca favor Brajamusti fight against his brother. Both the giant twin was killed along. Both the spirit and then infiltrated into each palm Gatotkaca left and right, so that their niece was manambah supernatural powers.
After the incident raised Gatotkaca Brajalamadan as the new governor, holds Patih Prabakiswa.

Mahabharata version of death

Gatotkaca death there in the seventh book entitled Dronaparwa Mahabharata, on the Ghattotkacabadhaparwa. He told killed in the war of Kurukshetra in the evening or Baratayuda to-14. The great war is a civil war between the Pandavas against the Kauravas, in which Gatotkaca course on the side of the Pandavas.

Version of the Mahabharata tells the story, as a giant Gatotkaca has tremendous power, especially at night. After the death Jayadratha in the hands of Arjuna, the battle should be stopped for a while because dusk has arrived. However Gatotkaca confront the Kauravas returned to their camp.

The battle continued. The more nights Gatotkaca supernatural powers increase. Kaurava warriors diminishing in number because many are dying in his arms. An ally of the Kauravas rakshasa named Alambusa forward deal. Gatotkaca beat him cruelly because Alambusa had killed his cousin, the son of Arjuna in the battle Irawan eighth day. Alambusa body was arrested and taken to fly high, then slammed into the ground to fall apart.

Kaurava leader Duryodhana was horrified to see Gatotkaca malignancy. He was forced Karna to use heirloom weapons delivery Indrastra named Indra Vasavi shakti alias Konta to kill rakshasa it. Karna was originally rejected because of inheritance can only be used once and will dipergunakannya to kill Arjuna. However, due to continued pressed, Karna had to throw Gatotkaca inheritance through the chest.

Realizing the end was near, Gatotkaca still had time to think how to kill the Kaurava soldiers in large numbers. So Gatotkaca also increases the size of his body to the maximum size and then crashing down thousands of troops Kauravas. Pandavas was devastated by the death of Gatotkaca.

In the ranks of the Pandavas Krishna just smiled at death Gatotkaca. He was happy because Karna had lost its flagship heritage so that lives can Arjuna was relatively safe.

The death of Java Versions

The war in Kurukshetra in Javanese puppet called by the name Baratayuda. The story was adapted and developed from a script written Kakawin Bhāratayuddha year 1157 in the days of the kingdom of Kadiri.
Tells the puppet version, Gatotkaca very familiar with his cousin by the name of Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu. One day Utari daughter married Abhimanyu Kingdom of Virata, in which he admitted was still a virgin. And then Abhimanyu Sitisundari daughter has been married to Krishna.

Deposited in the court Sitisundari Gatotkaca heard her husband had married again.Gatotkaca uncle named Kalabendana came to see Abhimanyu to take her home. Kalabendana is the youngest brother in the form of a giant round Arimbi dwarf but be plain and precious. It made Utari feel jealous. Abhimanyu was forced to swear if he had a wife in addition to Utari, then one day he will die for the enemy attacked.

Kalabendana then meet to report on the attitudes Gatotkaca Abhimanyu. But scolding Kalabendana Gatotkaca deems it presumptuous meddling cousin’s household. Because it was too emotional to hit the head Kalabendana Gatotkaca.Tough it was committed by accident, but his uncle was killed instantly.

When the war broke out Baratayuda, Abhimanyu really attacked the Kauravas were killed on day 13. The next day on the 14th day Arjuna managed to avenge his son’s death by beheading Jayadratha.

Duryudana very saddened by the death of Jayadratha, the brother-in-law. He was forced to attack Karna Pandava camp that night. Karna was forced to leave even though it is against the rules of war.

Hearing of the Kauravas night attack, the Pandavas were sent to intercept Gatotkaca. Gatotkaca chosen kaarena Kotang Antrakusuma he used could emit bright light.
Terrible battle took place that night. Gatotkaca successfully killed the Kaurava ally named Lembusa. But he himself lost both his uncle, the Brajalamadan and Brajawikalpa who was killed along with their enemies, named Lembusura and Lembusana.

Gatotkaca finally dealing with Karna, Kontawijaya gun owners. He also created the twin of himself as much as a thousand people so it makes Karna felt confused. At the direction of his father, the Batara Surya, Karna succeeded in finding the original Gatotkaca. He fired a gun toward Gatotkaca Konta.

Gatotkaca tried to escape by flying as high. But the spirit Kalabendana suddenly caught Kontawijaya while delivering the news of heaven that has been set Gatotkaca death that night.
Gatotkaca surrender to the divine decision. But he ordered that his body can still be used to kill the enemy. Kalabendana agree. He then pierced navel Gatotkaca Konta weapons. Heritage that was destroyed together with its sheath, the Mastaba of wood that is still stored in the stomach Gatotkaca.

Gatotkaca been killed instantly. Spirits Kalabendana then threw his body in the direction of Karna. Karna had jumped to escape death. But the train crushed shattered body Gatotkacathat raced from the sky. As a result, the train sped fragments in all directions and killed the Kaurava soldiers around him. There are countless how many of those who died

Bandung is the capital city of West Java province in Indonesia. Talking about Bandung can’t be liberated from the topic of its natural view and food. Bandung is a city that surrounded by mountain. One beautiful mountain that should be considered to visit is Tangkuban Perahu.

Tangkuban Perahu mountain is a unique name that were took from its ancient history. Tangkuban is the word of sundanese that has the same meaning as flipped over and Perahu is the word for ship in English. In the whole term, Tangkuban Perahu mountain mean as a mountain that has a shape like a shipflipped over . This shape of mountain can be seen from far away.

The location of Tangkuban Perahu is in Lembang, north side of Bandung. The road to Tangkuban Perahu is surrounding with fresh air. As you can guess that you are travelling  from a city to a higher land of mountain. You should use your jacket in the journey, especially when you arrive  on the peak of the mountain. A long the way  you’ll see the tea plantation at the both side of the road. Your mood will relieve by seeing the green color of the tea plantations that are spread out on the land like a giant carpets.

When you arrive at the gate of Tangkuban Perahu, you have to buy ticket equal to $1.2. The way to the peak of the mountain have two road. The first is the primary way, but right now is rarely across, the ticket employee will suggest you to take the new road that have been aspalth.

There’re three caldron in Tangkuban Perahu. Near the gate is Domas caldron. You can see this caldron from near distance. You can even boil eggs in the caldron. I guess this boiling kind in the nature will give you a plus experience with your usual cooking activities. J

The second  is Ratu Caldron. Actually the main caldron that people seek in Tangkuban Perahu is this caldron.  Ratu is more far away from the gate than Domas, But this main caldron is the widest among the three. This caldron is 100-200m below the peak of Tangkuban Perahu.  This caldron is different from Domas, you cannot reach this caldron nearer, you can  only see it from the peak. Take a look at the deep of the caldron, the wall of the caldron and the smoke that still expel from this caldron is creating a sensational view you cannot miss. Wood fence are surrounding this cauldron to avoid people from falling down. The land around the caldron is white with yellow sulfur rocks. You have to be in higher place to see this caldron globally.

On the peak there’s a lot of people selling accessories. There are hat, sweater, cloth, wood sculpture, etc. Food and beverages also sell here. You can buy and taste the special beverage from Bandung, that is Bandrek. Bandrek is made from ginger. If we’re drink bandrek, it will give you warm in your body. One thing, don’t forget to use your jacket or sweater on the peak, it’s cold up here!

The third Caldron is Upas. The journey to this caldron is more hard to reach, granulated road with rocks made a special adventure on your journey. You have to give more effort to reach this caldron but it’s worthy with the view that you will see. The view of the Upas is more sensational. The mountain will be crowded by people from Indonesia specially from West Java and Jakarta in Saturday and Sunday. There’re also foreigners outside Indonesia that come to this mountain.

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Java is the 13th largest island in the world and was formed as the result of volcanic actions. It is made up of a chain of volcanic mountains forming an east-west spine along the island. There are three primary languages but most of the people speak Indonesian as their second language. The majority of the Javanese people are Muslim, however, there is a mixture of different religious beliefs caused by Java’s diverse history.

The earliest archeological artifact is a Hindu statue of Ganesha (1st century AD) found on the summit of Mount Raksa in Panaitan Island in West Java.

The earliest written records, in Sanskrit, mention the kingdom of Tarumanagara in the 5th century A.D. It lay to east of modern day Jakarta and one King Purnawarman was its ruler. He began the construction of irrigation canals for rice fields. He also inscribed his name and made a carving of his footprints, as well as his elephant’s footprints on a huge black boulder. The inscription reads, “Here are the footprints of King Purnawarna, the heroic conqueror of the world”.

However, Java and other Indonesian islands were mentioned by Indian scholars before this time and there was a continuous migration of Indian settlers between the 1st and 7th century AD. Like many other Southeast Asian kingdoms of that age Tarumanagara was influenced by the civilization of India. The blending Hindu literature and philosophy together with local culture enabled Hindu religion to spread throughout all layers of society in Java.

The Tarumanagara kingdom disappeared sometime within the next three centuries perhaps because of the rise of the Buddhist kingdom of Sriwijaya in south Sumatra but no one knows for sure.

From about the 8th century central Java was ruled by the Sailendra princes. Their small kingdoms were rich and the center of commercial and naval power. They built enormous religious monuments the largest of which is the Buddhist temple of Borobudur. Soon after the completion of Borobudur (built between 750-850 AD) the Temple to Siva at Prambanan was begun although this temple was not constructed by the Sailendras. Then some unknown disaster seems to have occurred at the beginning of the 10th century because there was a sudden end to the production of monuments, inscriptions and other artifacts in central Java.

The last of the major Hindu kingdoms was The Majapahit Empire in eastern Java (1293 to about 1500 AD). Then in the sixteenth century the power of coastal Muslim kingdoms began to grow and the remnants of the Majapahits fled to Bali which still has a Hindu majority today.

The earliest Muslim missionaries were called the Wali Sanga (the nine saints) they are the founders of Islam in Java and some of their tombs are still well-preserved. The type of Islam in Java is mixed with long-standing local beliefs.

The Dutch arrived in the early sixteen hundreds and established the Dutch East India Company with its trading and administrative headquarters in Batavia (now the capital city of Jakarta). By the nineteenth century the Dutch government had taken control of Indonesia and in the mid-nineteenth century endorsed policies to increase the profitability of the colony which increased the production of cash crops. This led to famine and widespread poverty in Java and by the beginning of the twentieth century there were protests which succeeded in changing this policy to one of increased investment and gave the Javanese elites access to a Dutch education. The later Indonesian nationalist leaders came from these western educated people formed the government, when Indonesia became an independent Republic after the end of World War II.

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Japan’s most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.

Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude tremor, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo.

A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant, where pressure has exceeded normal levels.

Officials say 350 people are dead and about 500 missing, but it is feared the final death toll will be much higher.

In one ward alone in Sendai, a port city in Miyagi prefecture, 200 to 300 bodies were found.

The quake was the fifth-largest in the world since 1900 and nearly 8,000 times stronger than the one which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month, said scientists.

Thousands of people living near the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been ordered to evacuate.

Japanese nuclear officials said pressure inside a boiling water reactor at the plant was running much higher than normal after the cooling system failed.

Officials said they might need to deliberately release some radioactive steam to relieve pressure, but that there would be no health risk.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had earlier said the US Air Force had flown emergency coolant to the site.

But US officials later said no coolant had been handed over because the Japanese had decided to handle the situation themselves.

The UN’s nuclear agency said four nuclear power plants had shut down safely.

Measured at 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, it struck at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km.

The tsunami rolled across the Pacific at 800km/h (500mph) – as fast as a jetliner – before hitting Hawaii and the US West Coast, but there were no reports of major damage from those regions.

Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas in the states of California, Oregon and Washington.

The biggest waves of more than 6-7ft (about 2m) were recorded near California’s Crescent City, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

A tsunami warning extended across the Pacific to North and South America, where many other coastal regions were evacuated, but the alert was later lifted in most parts, including the Philippines, Australia and China.

Strong waves hit Japan’s Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, damaging dozens of coastal communities.

A 10m wave struck Sendai, deluging farmland and sweeping cars across the airport’s runway. Fires broke out in the centre of the city.


Japan’s NHK television showed a massive surge of debris-filled water reaching far inland, consuming houses, cars and ships.

Motorists could be seen trying to speed away from the wall of water.

In other developments:

  • Four trains are missing along the coast, says Japan Railways; and a ship carrying 100 people was swept away
  • Fire has engulfed swathes of the coast in Miyagi prefecture’s Kesennuma city, one-third of which is reportedly under water
  • A major explosion hit a petrochemical plant in Sendai; further south a huge blaze swept an oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba prefecture
  • Some 1,800 homes are reported to have been destroyed in the city of Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture
  • A dam burst in north-eastern Fukushima prefecture, sweeping away homes, Kyodo news agency reports
  • At least 20 people were injured in Tokyo when the roof of a hall collapsed on to a graduation ceremony

In a televised address, Prime Minister Naoto Kan extended his sympathy to the victims of the disaster

As aftershocks rattled the country, residents and workers in Tokyo rushed outside to gather in parks and open spaces.

Many people in the Japanese capital said they had never felt such a powerful earthquake.

In central Tokyo, a number of office workers are spending the night in their offices because the lifts have stopped working.

“This is the kind of earthquake that hits once every 100 years,” said restaurant worker Akira Tanaka.

Train services were suspended, stranding millions of commuters in the Japanese capital.

About four million homes in and around Tokyo suffered power cuts.

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The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 06/04/2012 8:18 PM

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday drove shoppers in Cianjur Supermall in Cianjur, West Java, into a panic, with hundreds rushing to get out of the mall when they felt the tremor.

The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said the epicenter of the quake was located 121 kilometers southwest of Sukabumi regency, or 141 kilometers southwest of Sukabumi city, at a depth of 24 kilometers.

Cianjur lies east of Sukabumi in the southern coast of Java

“There was quite a panic, due to the strong effects of the quake. I ran out because I was afraid that the earthquake would last a long time. I also feared that there was going to be a follow-up quake,” Rahmi, a shopper at Cianjur Supermall, told Antara News agency on Monday.

Similar reactions were witnessed among people at local hospitals, office buildings and shopping centers throughout Cianjur.

At Cianjur General Hospital, dozens of patients were evacuated from the building as a precaution. After a few minutes, the patients were allowed to return to their rooms.

Some of the patients were initially reluctant to return to their rooms for fear of aftershocks and only returned after waiting to verify that all was well.

“It would have been pretty risky if we hadn’t taken the patients out, especially if the quake ended up lasting longer than it did. In the end, the unspeakable didn’t happen, even though many patients were frightened,” said Dendy, head of an in-patient ward at Cianjur General Hospital.

Meanwhile, a resident of Sukabumi city, Dina Nurlaila, said she rushed from her home when the tremor started.

“Some of my neighbors even broke open locked doors,” she told reporters.

Residents in Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi regency, said they felt the tremor for quite some time.

“All I had in my mind was carrying my child while reciting prayers,” said Eliyas who lives in the coastal district of Palabuhanratu.

The quake was also felt as far as Banten and Jakarta, including in The Jakarta Post’s office, in the northern coast of Java. (png/nvn)

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R. Soekarno1 (was born in Blitar, East Java, on June 6 1901 – died in Jakarta, on June 21 1970 in the age 69 years) was Indonesian President first that hold the office of in the period 1945 – 1966. He played the role important to liberate the Indonesian nation from the Dutch colonisation. He was the Kepancasilaan excavator. He was the Proclaimer of Indonesian Independence (was with Mohammad Hatta) that happened on August 17 1945. He published the Letter Of Instruction on March 11 1966 Supersemar that was controversial that, that it seems, including his contents was assigned Lieutenant General Soeharto to pacify and maintain his authority. But this Supersemar was misused by Lieutenant General Soeharto to undermine his authority with the road to accuse him of taking part in masterminding the Movement on September 30. The charges caused People’s Consultative Assembly Sementara that his member was replaced with the person who for Soeharto, shifted the presidency to Soeharto

The background and education

Soekarno was born by the name of Kusno Sosrodihardjo. His father was named Raden Soekemi Sosrodihardjo, a teacher in Surabaya, Java. His mother named Ida Ayu Nyoman Rai came from Buleleng, Bali .

When small Soekarno lived with his grandfather in Tulungagung, East Java. In the age 14 years, a friend of his father who was named Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto asked Soekarno to live in Surabaya and to be sent to school to Hoogere Burger School (H.B.S.) there while reciting the Koran in the Tjokroaminoto place. In Surabaya, Soekarno often met the leaders of the Islam union, the organisation that was led by Tjokroaminoto at that time. Soekarno afterwards gathered with the Jong Java organisation (the Javanese Young Man).

Graduate from H.B.S. in 1920, Soekarno continued to Technische Hoge School (now ITB) in Bandung, and was finished during 1925. During in Bandung, Soekarno interacted with Tjipto Mangunkusumo and Dr. Douwes Dekker, that at that time were the leader of the National Indische Partij organisation.