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Indonesia

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Donald Emmerson Professor of Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate fellow, Stanford University's Asia/Pacific Research Center Co-author and editor of forthcoming book Indonesia Beyond Suharto [M.E. Sharpe, 1998] Iwan Azis Professor of Economics, University of Indonesia Visiting Professor, Cornell University Author of several publications including When Politics Fuse with Currency Panic [Capital Trends, 1998] and Special Development in Indonesia [Avery Publishing 1994] Steven Hanke Special Advisor to the Indonesian Economic Resilience Council Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University In Indonesia Friday, angry crowds threw rocks and looted shops during protests against rising prices and increasing unemployment. It was the worst violence yet in what's been a month of protests in cities throughout the country. With elections scheduled for next month, President Suharto has ordered tough action against violent protests, and increased security in the capital Jakarta. Join Ray Suarez for a look at the roots of Indonesia's financial crisis, the upcoming elections, and the possibilities for reform in the the world's fourth most populous country.