INDONESIA: On the Fence

On the Fence Leaning over backward to be neutral between the free world and Communism, the moppet Republic of Indonesia last week leaned so far that it fell on its head. Premier Sukiman's ten-month-old coalition cabinet resigned. Reason: in accepting $8,000,000 Mutual Security Aid from the U.S. (TIME, Feb. 25), the government had to formally declare itself on the West's side, a declaration which horrified the Indonesian Parliament.

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