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Indonesia / Unrest #179848

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jakarta: Mark Litke) A "day of madness" in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from Jakarta, where burning and looting went on despite the presence of police and military security forces; details given of the questionable support for President Suharto.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) The question of whether Americans in Indonesia will be evacuated by the United States military discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The importance to the United States of the crisis in Indonesia examined; details given of what could happen in Asia if the Indonesian economy collapsed. [University of Wisconsin professor Donald EMMERSON - comments.] The United States long-time support for Suharto, the longest serving ruler in Asia, noted; scenes shown from the streets of Jakarta.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John

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