INDONESIA: Time of the Assassins

For nearly a year the fires of resentment against Indonesia's highhanded President Sukarno have smoldered quietly. Deserted by more and more of his once faithful political and military followers, Sukarno has clung adamantly to his plans for bringing "guided democracy" to Indonesia. Last week, with his supporters limited to a few old hangers-on and Indonesia's increasingly powerful Communist Party, the embers of resentment burst into flame.

Sukarno had motored out to Djakarta's upper-crust Tjikini elementary school, where three of his six children are students, to participate in the school's anniversary ceremonies. He made a brief speech, nibbled refreshments and tried his...

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