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NOVEMBER 1, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 17

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Indonesia: The Vision Thing
Abdurrahman Wahid has trouble seeing and needs help walking, but 210 million Indonesians must now hope their new President can lead them out of the darkness

Numbers Game: The first task--fix a catatonic economy
Viewpoint: A voice of moderation in a strident land


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PAKISTAN: It's Good to be Dictator
The military starts to enjoy the business of running things

JAPAN: Here Come the Pink Slips
The announcement of massive layoffs at Nissan heralds the start of a new era in the way the country does business

TAIWAN: Law of the Land A high-profile case fuels criticism of excessive executions

MALAYSIA: Viewpoint
David Roche says the economy's recovery is a mirage




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