VARIOUS questions about why the Declaration of Independence stated for the second time by Bung Karno, Jakarta on August 17, 1945, often addressed to Tubagus Dudum Sonjaya (75),who was making sketches of the seconds of the proclamation.
But until now he claimed do not know the reason for choosing that date, including whether it was true Bung Karno ever said about that moment in Rengasdengklok.
"Lots of people ask him about it. There are people believe that 17 is sacred numbers because fitted with 17 cycles of five daily prayers. I do not see and hear such statement of Bung Karno,''he said.
what little Dudum understood is that, at the time of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence declared by Bung Karno through a military ceremony on the front page of PETA Kesatrian Rengasdengklok dated August 16, in the evening came from Jakarta figures who ask Bung Karno and Bung Hatta returned to Jakarta and delivered the proclamation on dated August 17.
''What I hear, Who was from Jakarta was Mr. Soebardjo (Achmad Soebardjo-Red) who insisted Bung Karno to go to Jakarta. Let proclamation broadcast to the world, he said so. As soon as iftar time, they were leaving for Jakarta. But for me, the proclamation by the military and the flag raising ceremony with the solemn respect and pride have occurred on 16 in Rengasdengklok,''explained the man who was born in Gecko (Lebak), Bantam, 1935.
The reasons for selecting 16 and August 17 to declare the proclamation by Bung Karno, Dudum finally knew after he was 20 years old. He was closed again with the Bung Karno, after Dudum became decorators Building in Bandung Asian-African Conference. As an adult, then Dudum recognize Bung Karno as a strong figure in terms of metaphysics.
''So in sum, Bung Karno was as if already knew that the exact date is December 16 in Rengasdengklok and December 17 in East Pegangsaan Number 56. So even though the youth was forced to immediately proclaimed the independence of Indonesia, Bung Karno still refused, because he already knew that it's dated and not appropriate to sacrifice people's lives a lot,''said the bespectacled man.
Dudum dare say so, because he saw himself predicted a few things that Bung Karno, right. He explained some of them, but the request was not published because it could lead to defamation.