Indonesia: Is Suharto Holding The Lid On Too Tight?

Now that he is in the twilight of his 27-year reign, Indonesia's President Suharto seems to be worrying about his place in history. He wants to be remembered as the leader who transformed Indonesia from an inward-looking, deeply impoverished archipelago into a modern economic power. That's why he's using his role as host for Bill Clinton and 16 other leaders at the Nov. 15 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit to champion a free-trade pact.

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