SUTAN Syahrir is one of the seven “Founding Fathers of Indonesian Revolution.” He urged Sukarno-Hatta to declare Indonesia’s independence despite his absence from the big event. He chose an elegant way to kick out the colonialists: he opted for diplomacy which was opposed by his peers. Unfortunately, history has negated the major role of Bung Kecil (Little Brother), as he was fondly called. Sjahrir was a revolutionary who died in exile. Who was Sjahrir and what was his contribution to the fledgling nation? Read Tempo’s special edition to discover the real Sjahrir.