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Far Eastern Economic Review 161 (31): 35 (1998)

The road ahead

Jusuf Wanandi
ABSTRACT
The May 13-14 riots in Jakarta and Solo were a very traumatic experience for Indonesian-Chinese. Although media coverage focused on the destruction of property, houses can be rebuilt. Wealth and livelihoods, however, are less easily salvaged from the rubble. For most the riots were a matter of life and death. A new era is beginning. The immediate reaction on the part of Indonesian-Chinese is to fight for their rights as citizens of Indonesia.
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