Malaysia: This Mob for Hire

A mob is an ugly mob anywhere in the world; some fanciers claim that a Middle East mob is the worst, although objective observers who have seen well-educated Chinese hoodlums from Singapore colleges getting to work with fire and iron on prostrate policemen are inclined to award them the palm; but all fair-minded witnesses will agree that a Djakarta mob in full cry under a noon sun ... can hold its own in world company.

—Richard Hughes, London Sunday Times

In screaming chorus, under a fiercely hot sun last week, a savage, looting Djakarta mob lived up to its world...

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