INDONESIA: Who Suffers?

Indonesia's economic crisis grew daily more acute. In Central Java, hungry peasants were reported eating field mice. President Sukarno lingered on, neither ruling nor resting, though the government announced that he was leaving any minute for a vacation tour which would range from Tokyo to Cairo. But government officials were working to stop the forcible seizure of Dutch properties by workers inflamed with nationalist fervor at The Netherlands' refusal to discuss the question of West Irian (Netherlands New Guinea). In East Java, Indonesian army officers confronted a mob that had surrounded the home of a Dutch estate manager. "Are you...

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