INDONESIA: A Question of Prestige

One Javanese dawn last week, just as Indonesia's Foreign Minister Roeslan Abdulgani was packing his bags to leave for the London conference, a jeep crunched to a stop on the gravel in front of his house. When Abdulgani answered the door, a crisp young army officer announced: "I have a warrant to detain you." The charge: Abdulgani was involved in a $130,000 rake-off from the firms that printed the 43 million ballots for last year's Indonesian elections.

Abdulgani knew who was behind the charge: Indonesia's fanatically antiCommunist, anticorruption Army Deputy Chief of Staff...

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