Many are confident about the new President BJ Habibie. He has
proclaimed his life dedicated to helping society. Some
aren't in favor of him, but at least there is some hope.
Likewise, there is hope for other problems.
There is a new guard against corruption, the Indonesia
Corruption Watch, which has "declared war on corruption," as stated by
the chairman in a news interview.
The ethnic riots seem entirely aimed at killing. There are attempts to
stop them, but the tension continues to boil.
With a new president and a new future, Indonesia is at a crossroads. Whether the war on corruption is a success or if the ethinc cleansing and riots continue, Indonesia has little left but the hope tihin its people. Stability is not a word commonly heard on its soil, unless a dream is being recapped, but someday this dream may become a reality. It is after all the people of Indonesia, the many different ethnic groups, who make up the democratic republic of Indonesia. And for them the long bloody fight just may be worth it.
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