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Sixteen Years ago in May

[Read directly on TheJakartaPost.com.] by Jennie M. Xue and MJ Rahardjo Sixteen years ago in mid-May, we were in Jakarta. We saw firsthand the burning of properties and cars on the streets. Masses of people looted houses and stores. Until this very day, the alleged...

Lima Belas Tahun Tragedi Mei 1998

oleh Jennie S. Bev Tragedi Mei 1998 telah berlalu 15 tahun. Era Reformasi juga telah berjalan 15 tahun. Banyak tanda tanya yang masih belum terjawab. Apa yang sesungguhnya menyebabkan terjadinya tragedi yang menghancurkan demikian banyak tubuh, jiwa, harta benda, dan...

Fifteen Years after the May Tragedy

by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara This year, we are commemorating 15 years since the May 1998 tragedy in Indonesia and 12 years since the 9/11 tragedy in New York. These two incidents marked important milestones in many people’s lives. The former woke me up from innocence...

Remembering the May 1998 Tragedy

by Jennie S. Bev Every May, my mood becomes somber. Thirteen years ago, in 1998, mobs destroyed, torched, and looted Chinese-Indonesians’ business and personal properties. My parent’s house in Central Jakarta was literally saved by a mosque, as the mob backed down...

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