Indonesia's Delicate Balance

When President Reagan landed in hot, humid Bali last week, those oft-mentioned "winds of freedom" were not blowing. Moments after Reagan's party touched down at Ngurah Rai Airport, Indonesian officials met the White House press plane and escorted two reporters from the Australian Broadcasting Corp. to the terminal, where they were forced to wait for the next outbound plane. The journalists were denied entry under a ban triggered by an article in a Sydney newspaper that charged members of Indonesian President Suharto's family and some of his associates with pocketing billions of dollars through shady business deals. The piece compared Suharto...

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