Indonesia's Discontent

For more than 30 years, the rulers of the world's fourth most populous country have pursued an aggressive and seemingly successful development policy. But the economic crisis wracking the country today is one signal that much of that success has been achieved through a relentless exploitation of the country's rich environmental assets—and its still poor people. Many Indonesians now sense that their course has been an unsustainable one and in many ways, Indonesia's troubles are a reflection of the world's.
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