INDONESIA: Brink of Revolt

Indonesia edged closer and closer to revolt. In sweltering Djakarta, politicians apprehensively swapped rumors, and the press daily demanded the return of President Sukarno from his extended vacation. "Dally no more," urged the Times of Indonesia. But in Tokyo, Sukarno dallied on. He lunched with Emperor Hirohito, visited shrines, bandied compliments with Miss Nippon of 1951. "There is no cause for alarm or anxiety," said Sukarno.

Premier Djuanda thought otherwise. Last week Djuanda dispatched the Mas-jumi (Moslem) Party's respected Elder Statesman Mohammed Roem to insurgent headquarters at Padang in Sumatra to propose a compromise. Djuanda's offer: if the dissidents agree...

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