Suharto: The Comeback

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Like a horror movie in which the monster keeps coming back, Indonesia can't seem to shake off Suharto. The New York Times reports that the former dictator is courting military officers and offering to fund the campaigns of legislators who pledge loyalty -- meaning that they'll do everything in their power to protect the wealth amassed by Suharto's family during his 30-year reign. The news comes as no surprise. "Suharto would not have stepped down without cutting a deal to protect his family's wealth," says TIME U.N. correspondent William Dowell. "The military gave him certain guarantees to coax him out of power." But the thousands of Indonesians who fought for the dictator's ouster continue to demand that his wealth be turned over to the nation. So, in true horror movie fashion, the worst may be yet to come.