Suharto promises reform – again critics skeptical of follow-through (Washington Times)

Washington Times, April 9, 1998 JAKARTA, Indonesia – President Suharto’s government bowed for the third time in six months yesterday to demands for economic reform, telling a skeptical International Monetary Fund there will be none of the backsliding that ruined previous agreements. “This time there is a very strong, not only commitment, but instruction from […]

Chinese Indonesians’ fear grows Mobs attack shops, homes in West Java (Washington Times)

Washington Times, Feb. 16, 1998 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Mobs attacked Chinese-owned businesses in a city east of the capital yesterday, adding to the fears of ethnic Chinese who believe they are being made scapegoats for Indonesia’s economic turmoil. “Everybody has a passport and a ticket on their bodies at all times,” said one Chinese businessman. […]