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Indonesia / Unrest / Suharto #424485

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1998
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The calling off of a planned anti-government march in Indonesia because of the strong military presence in Jakarta reported.

(Jakarta: Mike Chinoy) The political crisis in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from Jakarta of the deployment of troops, of crowds demonstrating in other cities and of students and soldiers high-fiving. [Three protesting STUDENTS - speaks against President Suharto.] [Political analyst Dewi Fortuna ANWAR - comments on Suharto's future.] How the concept of "saving face" might affect Suharto's decision to step down discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Koppel) United States pressure on Suharto to leave office featured. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - calls for an act of statesmanship by Suharto.] [Two unnamed ANALYSTS - say the issue is the pace of Suharto stepping down amidst the potential for loss of life.] The State Department contingency plans for evacuating Americans from Indonesia discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff; Jakarta: Mike Chinoy; State Department: Andrea Koppel) The reaction in Indonesia to the pressure from the United States for Suharto to step down from power discussed. The likely reaction of the Chinese to the moves by Congress to prevent the transfer of American technology to China also discussed.

Chinoy, Mike;
Koppel, Andrea;
Woodruff, Judy

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