Indonesia: Present & Future

It has been a month of hatred in Indonesia. More than 500 shops in Bandung were wrecked in a single day. At Suka-bumi, youthful rioters hurled six automobiles over a precipice. Fistfights were common in dozens of other towns and villages.

The ugly violence has one common denominator: all the victims were Chinese, that minority of 3,000,000 among Indonesia's 97 million which by hard work and nimble brain has extracted wealth from the overheated, forested archipelago of President Sukarno. The racial bitterness beats even Birmingham, for despite repeated government efforts to crack...

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