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February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Indonesians rampaged in at least eight towns Friday, burning shops, houses and cars in the most violent day of protest since the onset of an economic crisis. One person was reported killed. Mobs vented anger against Chinese traders they blame for the soaring prices and massive unemployment that followed a plunge in the value of the currency, the rupiah. Sweeping austerity measures under a $40-billion International Monetary Fund bailout have only aggravated the economic despair.
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February 27, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tribesmen torched dozens of homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to flee Monday as they brought their campaign of "ethnic cleansing" to this provincial capital in southern Borneo. Unchallenged by police or soldiers, Dayak warriors carrying spears and long knives roamed the city, setting fire to buildings and vehicles owned by settlers from Madura island, 350 miles to the south, and then watching them burn.
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January 31, 1998 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sickle of a new moon pierced the sky, signaling the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, shopkeeper Wei Tang Kai did not dare celebrate. Here in the world's largest Islamic nation, it is against the law to publicly commemorate the holiday, display Chinese-language signboards or own Chinese books. But even more than the police, Wei fears his neighbors.
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February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Indonesians rampaged in at least eight towns Friday, burning shops, houses and cars in the most violent day of protest since the onset of an economic crisis. One person was reported killed. Mobs vented anger against Chinese traders they blame for the soaring prices and massive unemployment that followed a plunge in the value of the currency, the rupiah. Sweeping austerity measures under a $40-billion International Monetary Fund bailout have only aggravated the economic despair.
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February 27, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tribesmen torched dozens of homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to flee Monday as they brought their campaign of "ethnic cleansing" to this provincial capital in southern Borneo. Unchallenged by police or soldiers, Dayak warriors carrying spears and long knives roamed the city, setting fire to buildings and vehicles owned by settlers from Madura island, 350 miles to the south, and then watching them burn.
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January 31, 1998 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sickle of a new moon pierced the sky, signaling the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, shopkeeper Wei Tang Kai did not dare celebrate. Here in the world's largest Islamic nation, it is against the law to publicly commemorate the holiday, display Chinese-language signboards or own Chinese books. But even more than the police, Wei fears his neighbors.
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