INDONESIA: Child's Play

Nothing ever works quite the way it should in Indonesia. Scarcely had the red and white flags been put up to celebrate the nation's 15th independence day last week when workmen were back in the streets of Djakarta. Their task: to take down 12-ft.-high poster portraits of Guinea's President Sekou Toure and Egypt's Vice President Abdel Hakim Amer, both of whom had reneged, without notice, on promises to put in an appearance at the independence-day festivities.

Undaunted by these snubs, Indonesia's volatile President Sukarno went right on to celebrate the holiday with a 54-page speech entitled "Like an Angel That Strikes from...

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