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Mohammad Hatta

Indonesia's struggle for independence is typically identified with one larger-than-life figure: the irrepressible Sukarno¬óproud, charismatic, a firebrand orator,...

INDONESIA: Unyielding Son

In one of Indonesia's many crises three years ago, a young army officer named Zulkifli Lubis helped President Soekarno out of a tight spot. He was one of the...

INDONESIA: The Women Scorned

In its first heady days of independence, Indonesia's rallying cry was Merdeka (freedom). Posters quoted the American Declaration of Independence and the...

Indonesia: The Sukarno Method

Indonesia's Sukarno likes to observe the forms of international law the better to violate them. Since expropriation of foreign property is very bad form...

Indonesia: Now He's Going Now He Isn't

On the surface at least, it seemed that Indonesia's President Sukarno had finally fallen from power. In a ten-minute session with his Cabinet, the man who had...

INDONESIA: Which Way Out?

As the seventh year of Indonesian independence drew to a close, the world's fourth largest democracy (pop. 80 million) was behaving something like a banana...

INDONESIA: Weight Thrower

Gathered in noisy convention amidst the moldering elegance of a onetime Dutch social club, the members of Indonesia's ruling Nationalist Party cheered a...

Malaysia: Same Old Sukarno

A summit conference used to mean a meeting of the world's top leaders.* Nowadays, just about any get-together between heads of government is billed a summit,...

Indonesia: Reducing the Aura

When President Sukarno decided to pester Malaysia with his konfrontasi, a kind of demi-war in which feints are more important than fighting, he little imagined...

Indonesia: Emergency Time

Ever so politely, yet ever so firmly, Lieut. General Suharto, 45, the new strongman of Indonesia, was stripping President Sukarno of his last vestiges of...

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