Although it is almost a cliche to say so, fundamentally, for most Americans, Indonesia is the most important country they don’t know is important In some ways this has also long been true for the Congress as well. As you know, the congressional perspective on Indonesia has, unfortunately, long been a troubled one. In the past, congressional views of Indonesia often centered around the troubles on East Timor or even the Riady brothers and a bank by the name of Lippo.
PacNet #17 – Indonesia at the Crossroads: A View from the Hill
May 7, 1999