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Indonesia / Unrest / Suharto / United States Policy #624335

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jakarta: Jim Maceda) The ongoing protests in Indonesia against the rule of President Suharto featured; scenes shown from Jakarta, where there was a strong military presence to contain the student demonstrators. The background and nature of Suharto's rule detailed. [Businessman CIPUTRA; STUDENT - (thru translator) ponder Suharto's future.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Two strong outside signals to Suharto introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) The pressure on Suharto to resign reviewed; details given of actions taken by the World Bank. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - calls for an act of statesmanship from Suharto.] US military buildup in the region noted. [US Institution of Peace Patrick CRONIN - says Albright is nudging Suharto to step aside.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim

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