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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

Asiaweek Time Asia Now Asiaweek story

The Week of September 25, 1998

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Bitter and Sweet The first installment of Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs elicits a strong response from Malaysia, adding to friction between Singapore and its neighbor
Excerpts The Senior Minister writes frankly about racial issues and cross-straits politics as well as giving a fascinating, candid account of his early life - including his romance with a student rival who later became his wife
Response A son replies to Lee's depiction of his father
E D I T O R I A L
The Crisis Solutions must focus on results, not ideology
Sports Athletic feats can provide both cheer and inspiration
T H E  N A T I O N S
Indonesia Worsening hunger and past frustrations boil over in both the cities and the countryside
Incidents Running down the lawlessness
Diary A depressing journey through Central Java
Malaysia The government allows the Anwar Ibrahim roadshow to continue - but for how much longer?
Cambodia Searching for a solution to the political deadlock
Japan The opposition gets tough about the economy
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Turandot The Forbidden City production hits high notes for show and spectacle. Zhang Yimou's direction and Zubin Mehta's conducting allowed West to meet East in Beijing
Photo Essay The lights, the costumes, the drama - Turandot in pictures
Sichuan-style Puccini as Chinese opera
Technology Keeping cookies out of your hard drive
Cinema An Indonesian director visits the mean streets
People Life after death for a Taiwan model
Newsmakers China warns market manipulators
Passage An "Immortal" dies
Viewpoint Anwar's options include quiet sanctuary
B U S I N E S S
Search Indonesia moves to unravel Suharto's hoard
Empire The family's known riches
Fronts The money trail winds through charity foundations
Investors Multinationals ponder their future
Crisis Watch Malaysia seeks advice from a surprising source
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Mahathir's exchange controls
Monitor The strength of Asian institutions
N E W S M A P
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Cover: Lee Kuan Yew by The Straits Times;
Photo illustration by Justin Dubber for Asiaweek

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