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Indonesia / Anti-Government Riots / Emmerson Interview #424325

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Jakarta: Maria Ressa) The continuing anti-government protests in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from Jakarta of the party-like atmosphere of mayhem; details given of the targeting of ethnic Chinese and the complaints about the economy and politics under President Suharto. [PROTESTER - comments.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with University of Wisconsin professor Donald Emmerson. [EMMERSON - says Indonesia is poised on a razor's edge that could lead to a democratic system; points out that the military is the key actor in the drama that will determine the fate of Suharto's government; explains the strategic importance of Indonesia to the US especially in the light of events in south Asia and China and the collapse of the economy of east Asia.]

Ressa, Maria;
Woodruff, Judy

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