SOUTHEAST ASIA: Prestige & Money

At times last week it looked as if Nikita Khrushchev might be running for the presidency of Indonesia. When Sukarno, the President, proudly showed him a model of an Olympic village for the 1962 Asian Games, Nikita said contemptuously, "Oldfashioned and inefficient," and intimated that, if he were running things, he would build instead "a big hotel with modern conveniences." Like a candidate ambitious for office, Khrushchev commented repeatedly in public on Indonesia's chaotic economy, with the implication that it is due to inefficiency and lack of organization at the top.


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