History of ethnic minorities in Indonesia
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The Chinese of Indonesia
- "Ban ethnic Chinese" from some industries in
- From the Straits Times 25 October 1997. Mr. Rudini of the
Association of Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI) calls for yet further
government limitations on Chinese residents so as to avoid racial
- Not-so-happy New Year for Chinese fearful they will
be targets of violence
- By Greg Torode, in South China Morning Post, Internet Edition,
27 January 1998. Ethnic tension due to econmic crisis, appearance of
Chinese business tycoons, and their links with Suharto, result in
limitations on Chinese cultural expression.
- Economic crisis leads to scapegoating of ethnic
- From Human Rights Watch, Asia Division, February 1998.
- An Analysis of the Implication of Suharto's
resignation for Chinese Indonesians
- By M. Ocorandi, Worldwide HuaRen Peace Mission, 28 May 1998.
Suharto's sudden resignation is only the beginning of a process
of change in Indonesia which will influence the position of
Chinese Indonesians, the majority of which will continue to
- Correcting the myth about the dominance of
ethnic Chinese in Indonesian business
- Business World (Philippines), 8 January 1999.
The myth that the Chinese constitute only 3.5% of the population,
but control 70% of Indonesia's economy has been repeated so often
now by the world press that everybody - including those sympathetic
to the plight of Chinese Indonesians - seem to believe it. The
source of the alleged fallacy is an Australian study that discounted
all government and foreign listed companies when it tallied
Other ethnic identies in Indonesia
- Indonesia's 'Amish' Live Outside Economy
- By Eileen McBride, The Christian Science Monitor, 21
January 1998. The Baduy - a reclusive indigenous tribe that has
lived in isolation since the mid-1500s when its members fled
into the hills of the Sunda Highlands south of Jakarta to escape
the spread of Islam across Indonesia. Four centuries later,
they are still struggling to protect their way of life.
- Ethnic and religious tension
- A dialog form SEASIA-L, February 1998.
- AMAN: Indonesia's new indigenous voice
- Down to Earth, May 1999. The first ever Congress of
Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago has met in Jakarta. A
new indigenous peoples' alliance, AMAN, has been launched and
the need to address the issue of indigenous peoples has been
brought to the attention of the government, the political
parties and the public.