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Indonesia / Political Turmoil #424353

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Jakarta: Mike Chinoy) The international exodus of foreign nationals and ethnic Chinese from the chaos in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from across Jakarta, including a shopping mall ablaze. The pressure on President Suharto, who has been in power for 32 years, the role of the army, which has previously supported Suharto, and the shifting nature of the protests discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The view of the United States government on what is happening in Indonesia noted. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - comments on the breakdown of Suharto's government.] The suspension of planned US military drills with Indonesians and the shutdown of some United States businesses there noted.

Chinoy, Mike;
Woodruff, Judy

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