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A Fragile Nation: The Indonesian Crisis ❰KINDLE❯ ❄ A Fragile Nation: The Indonesian Crisis Author Lee Khoon Choy – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In May 1998 President Suharto stepped down as President of IndonesiaWith his fall the third largest country in Asia has plunged into anarchy and political economic and social strife Racial and religio In May President Suharto stepped down as Nation: The PDF/EPUB ç President of IndonesiaWith his fall the third largest country in Asia has plunged into anarchy and A Fragile eBook ✓ political economic and social strife Racial and religious clashes culminating in riots burning and chaos have become the order of the day Fissures in the Fragile Nation: The PDF Í social fabric are widening and there is a real danger that this multi racial multi religious and multi cultural country may disintegrate just like Yugoslavia and the Soviet UnionIndonesia today is a fragile nation a country in crisis It is breaking apart because just as Sukarno had failed in his interplay of strength between Communism and the armed forces Suharto failed to keep the balance of power between the armed forces and Islam Moreover the Indonesian people by and large have lost the spirit of tolerance symbolised in the Indonesian state crest Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Unity in Diversity Without this spirit so vital to a multi religious and plural society Indonesia is becoming economically ravaged spiritually plundered politically distraught and socially incoherentThe author served as Singapore's Ambassador to Indonesia from to His interest in Indonesia began many years ago from when he had gone to Bandung to cover the Afro Asian conference as a journalist As Ambassador he had the opportunity to travel widely across the country and observe the Indonesians at close uarters Today his friends range from President Suharto Indonesia's military leaders governors mayors to ordinary citizens journalists musicians and artistsIn this book he portrays the Indonesian people their history and their cultural traditions He provides insightful analyses and perspectives of the political collapse of Suharto and describes the danger facing the country Describing the diversity in the history traditions customs and cultures of the various ethnic groups he understands Indonesia like no other Bringing the outsider's clarity of perception and the journalist diplomat's experience of tradition and history Lee Khoon Choy speaks with authority and credibility passion and sensitivity about the challenges facing a vast heterogeneous country that comprises ethnic groups speaking dialects.

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