Not missisng him, but still wanting an enquiry, are those affected by his alleged:
- human rights abuses in Indonesia, East Timor and (now) West Papua.
- corruption, perhaps amounting to US$35 Billion.
While his "strength" as President kept Indonesia together, and that was in Australia's interests, history will likely judge him as a corrupt, abusive dictator. Former Australian Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, described him as having a "less than desirable human rights record" - diplomatic talk meaning "butcher".
I cannot understand why former Prime Minister Paul Keating - who did little or nothing to stop Soeharto's abuses and corruption - would represent Australia at his funeral. The only diplomatic message is that we are not sending a current or immediate past member of the Australian Government. Australia need not send anybody.
Australia's official (& unofficial) comment should be:
"Former Indonesian President Soeharto (Suharto) has died from multiple organ failure aged 86. His family will miss him."