Ghost of Suharto Seen in Growth of Indonesia’s Remote Cities

Ghost of Suharto Seen in Growth of Indonesia’s Remote Cities

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Vehicles wait for ferry transport to cross the sea to Sumatra island at Merak port, West Java. The attempt to spread prosperity from Java, home to 62 percent of the population, began during Dutch colonial times with the start of a transmigration program designed to move people to sparsely inhabited islands such as Sumatra, Borneo and New Guinea.